"Technology Tickets". Each Sunday give the kids 10 tickets. Each ticket = 30 minutes of t.v., game system, computer, etc. Tickets can be used consecutively, but when they are out they are out for the week. **Love this idea!!!** Loss of ticket for consequences - talking back, fighting, etc.
I often use and love...Love & Logic: Change the wording of what you ask the kids to do and become more effective. This is true of working with adults as well.. It's all perspective. Change accusatory you statements, into action-packed I-statements and foster results