Originally, when I developed the plan for The Boy to earn back his iPad time, he would get his time back upon completion of the four-week chore program.
The Boy had a different idea.
He interpreted the plan to mean that if he did some chores, he would earn some additional time the following day, and when we talked about it, I realized that was a much better plan. Immediate (or rather immediate) rewards work much better than delayed rewards.
So I amended the plan, and it seems to be a great motivator. A little self advocacy at work from The Boy, and Mom learns something – win-win!
PS We purchased a Griffin Survivor case for the iPad, and so far we all like how tough it is!