Raise your hand if your kids are coming to you daily asking you to resolve an argument for them? Who gets to go first in a game, who has to put away a game they both played with, who’s taking a shower first, who gets to eat the last orange and it goes on and on… To an adult, these things are trivial and frankly, it’s a pain to have to decide for them! However, to a child, these things are important and can ruin an afternoon!
Enter Pocket Referee!!
The Pocket Referee is a gold coin that the kids pass back and forth. When a dispute arises, whomever holds the coin has a decision to make. They may either keep the coin and let the other person have their way, or the may choose to have their own way on this dispute, in which case, they have to give the coin to the other person.
So, as an example, let’s say my kids are arguing over who gets to choose what they watch on t.v. If Samantha has the Pocket Referee, she can choose to give Benjamin the coin and then she gets to pick what they watch. OR… she can keep the Pocket Referee and then Benjamin will get to choose what they watch. This way she can use the Pocket Referee on something she feels is more important.
I think it’s a great invention! One of those, “Why didn’t I think of that!?” inventions. :) It’s so simple, yet brilliant!
The coin comes with a little bag and a carabiner so your child can keep it on his or her belt buckle at all times. This makes it super convenient, and the kids like to have it hanging as a reminder to the other one that they have it!
At first, the kids were still coming to me trying to get me to choose sides and I would just remind them to use the Pocket Referee.
I no longer have to take sides and have one kid mad at me for choosing the other person. No more, “It’s not fair!”… everyone has the same chance to get ‘their way’. And, now Momma’s happier, which makes everyone happier! :)
I highly recommend you check out the Pocket Referee. It really is worth it!
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