Can I make this on my own?
Yes and No. The DoDots Family System is legally protected with a registered patent. Any reproduction or copying of the board or materials in the member center (including course videos) for any purpose without permission of DoDots is prohibited and will be pursued legally.
How long does it take to get this system working well?
DoDots Family System is easy to set up and manage. As a caregiver it is important to be consistent in making sure children are getting on LEVEL TWO each day for approximately two weeks. After two weeks, the children know exactly what is expected of them and the Family System starts to run itself with everyone knowing what to do!
Does this system address entitlement?
Yes. DoDots unique leveling system utilizes natural and intrinsic rewards that motivate children without over-rewarding them.
How do children earn tickets?
Children can earn tickets for any good behavior that parents want to encourage. Children can also earn “extra” tickets once their regular tasks are completed. Tickets may be spent at the Family Store. Make sure tickets are offered to everyone when in a group setting, so a competitive feeling is not created (see example 1):
Different Ticket Examples:
1) “Ticket Night! Everyone in their p.j.s before I get upstairs gets a ticket.” (NOT: “The first one in their p.j.s gets a ticket.”)
2) “Way to go with cleaning your room and not complaining! You get a ticket.”
3) “Wow! You two have been playing nicely without fighting for 20 minutes. Tickets for both of you!”
Can tickets be taken away?
Yes and No. There are a variety of ways that DoDots uses tickets. Typically, once a child has earned a ticket on the ticket row, it is his or hers to keep. Taking tickets away can weaken the system and leave the child left wondering, “Why earn tickets when they will just be taken away?” However, DoDots has other unique ticket approaches for tracking behavior on the progress row. There are several ways to use the tickets in this area to encourage good behavior. The Behavior video in the Member Center reviews this well.
Does this system work for teenagers?
Absolutely! This is a great system for any age! One key factor to motivating any child is to make sure there are things in your family store that they want! Items do not need to be expensive, even fun coupons for an activity can be motivating.
Do Mom and Dad need to be added to the board?
No. This is something to be decided by each family and may also depend on how many columns are available in the system. If you do choose to add Mom and Dad to the board, be creative! Homework could be budgeting while Practice Time could be walking the dog or exercising, etc. Some families like to add mom and dad names to show that they are part of the family system working together, but it is not necessary.
How do I become a DoDots member and what are the benefits?
Once you purchase the DoDots Family System, you will receive access to the Member Center. In the Member Center, you will find detailed video instructions, printables, family store ideas, parenting links, Member only store, access to our member Facebook Group, as well as other helpful information. where you can learn fun and creative ideas to make your DoDots experience even better.
More FAQ are answered in the Member Center:
How can this system be personalized to meet each family's needs?
What is the best way to introduce the DoDots Family System to your family?
How do Level One and Level Two Work?
How does the Family System work without nagging?
How do you incorporate behavior into this system?
Do you use “allowance” with this system?
What do you recommend for children that complain?
How much should a ticket be worth?
Can tickets be exchanged for money and at what age?
What are good items for the family store for all ages of kids?
How often do you open the family store and how do you keep it consistent?