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The Ticket Store Game Review by Dr. Anne Margaret Wright

Michael Kotler
The Ticket Store Game, LLC
54 SW Boca Raton Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Behavior modification is based on a very simple premise: if a behavior is rewarded, it generally increases. The Ticket Store Game ($24.95) utilizes this powerful principle to help motivate kids to do what you ask them to, the first time you ask. When you ask your child to do something and he does it the first time, he earns three tickets. If you have to remind him once, he only earns two tickets, etc. He collects his tickets in a Bank that he can decorate. At the parents' discretion, he can visit the Ticket Store to purchase privileges or items, such as ½ hour of TV, time with mom or dad, a special treat, or whatever is motivating for him. This type of behavior modification is called a token economy, because the tokens become reinforcing in and of themselves as soon as the child learns he can trade the tokens for things they like. The Ticket Store Game comes with everything you need to get started, including the tickets, banks, store, and even the string and Velcro. Detailed instructions are printed on the back of the box. For a preview, read them at: .

We liked the overall concept of The Ticket Store Game. It's tough to go wrong with behavior modification. It's a sound psychological principle because it's a sound Biblical principle. Both Old and New Testaments refer over and over to reaping what you sow and being rewarded for your faith and your godly behavior. The materials are bright and colorful to keep kids' interest level high. Once they figure out the tickets can buy things they enjoy, the battle is half over. The system is reasonably easy to use and could quickly be integrated into your daily routine. Wouldn't it be nice to have your kids brush their teeth or take out the trash before you even asked? This game might be just the ticket to encourage wonderful behavior in your kids!

Product review by Dr. Anne Margaret Wright, Senior Product Reviewer, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine , LLC, August 2010