I get this question a lot. Normally a program like this goes for quite a bit more. I come from a non-profit back ground and although I did not want to go through the legal hassle of being a non-profit organization, I do want to make sure that this program remains affordable for lower income families. The stress that is experienced in dual income families is real and it does not know the difference between levels of income.  I even hope to make it free through some government agencies.
I hope not. Vlinder has been proven to work. The only way that it can be proven to work in someones household is by making the investment. That being said it is the risk I am willing to take in order to keep the price down for lower income families. I may miss out on some sales and some more expensive, less effective programs may get the sale, but at the end of the day I’m happy knowing that I’m sticking to my values. Now if someone were to say that raising the price raises the awareness and can help me get the program out to lower income families then I will be doing that. So I hope that families take advantage of this low price while they can. I have people debating with me all the time, but so far I’m sticking to my guns.
If you are part of a school or program that would like to purchase multiple versions of the program then you can contact via the website and I will get back to you within 24 hours. You can also email me at contactus@ourbreakthroughs.com.

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The answer to that is yes. I will personalize your Vlinder game. Digital photos are needed that meet certain specifications and or poses. Call for more information. (707) 773-7654.
A consultation is a useful tool for clients who are just getting started with the game. We go over the rules and which rules can be skipped at the onset of the game. If it is needed we can create tasks and rewards to complete the blanks in the game. If specific negative behaviors exist for the child and the parents wish to use the game to work on them then we work on realistic tasks and expectations that can help to lesson and finally eliminate the negative behavior. Good examples are lying, stealing, cheating, bragging, bullying, pestering, etc…  Consultations are also well spent after the game has been played for some time and needs to be revamped.
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Vlinder is designed for primary school age children, roughly 4-12 years old.
Yes! Breakthrough is currently working on a version for older children. For more information please contact us with children’s ages and specific needs/behaviors you are addressing. Suggestions for rewards that work in your home is also useful.
A child can earn up to 4 Reward Cards daily but can only select one Reward Card to keep. The other Reward Cards get put back into the Reward Bin. At the end of the week, players keep an additional card from the Weekly Reward Bin. There are two exceptions:

When a player draws a card where they have to “share one thing they like about themselves.” This card allows them to keep two of the rewards chosen from the Reward Bin after they share.

OR

If your kiddo picks multiple money cards, they keep them so they can accumulate. They add up the value the money cards picked, and are rewarded with the sum of the money on the cards.
For example: My child picked four cards, including two money cards worth 50 cents each. They chose to keep the money cards. So their reward is the sum, one dollar.

If your kiddo is unable to complete a task due to a situation out of his/her control then they are not penalized. At the beginning of the day, or whenever possible you should highlight tasks that your child is not expected to complete. These highlighted tasks count towards their total for the day, along with their other stamped tasks. This allows the kiddos the chance to still earn reward cards even if they weren’t expected to complete all 12 or 18 tasks that day.
When first starting the game, it might be beneficial to “start small”. In this case, it might be helpful to expect your child to complete only a few tasks on the Task Sheet, as they are getting used to the game. In this scenario, you would highlight tasks that they are NOT expected to complete. These highlighted tasks count towards their total for the day, along with their other stamped tasks. This allows the kiddos the chance to still earn reward cards even if they weren’t expected to complete all 12 or 18 tasks that day.

If there are other reasons your kiddo can’t complete a task for the day, for reason’s outside of your kiddo’s control, simply highlight these tasks that cannot be completed as well. Again, these tasks count towards their total for the day, along with their other stamped tasks.

The purpose of the Bummer Cards is to bring some excitement and fun to the game. They act as an incentive to earn more Reward Cards. You can explain to your kiddo that the more Reward Cards they earn, the more chances they will be able to choose a Reward Card that is desirable!
Nope! Vlinder is meant to be easily personalized for your family. So if a Reward Card doesn’t work for your family, don’t use it!
Typically families begin their Vlinder weeks on a Monday and end the following Friday. After calculating daily and weekly points on the end of your 5 day week, a review is instrumental in preparing for the upcoming week. You can highlight success throughout the week as well as discuss where there were times of struggle. Share how you can help to support how to overcome these obstacles. This is also a good time to get out the highlighter and see if there are any tasks that your child will not be responsible for.
A link to the download is available after payment is complete.
Reward Cards are best printed out on card stock or picture paper. Explanations of the reward are provided on the back of each card. The design is formatted for most printers. If you have problems lining up the correct front to back of cards please contact us and a new set will be provided to you.

Task Sheets are front and back. If you are using a stamp pen it may be useful to have a second page. A stamp pen will bleed through most printer paper.

First you need to ask yourself which reward bin you want to put the reward in. Different increments of money is easy. I find the best way to find out what reward will work for your child is to discuss what will motivate them. What are their hobbies? What kind of music do they like? Sports? Toys? Events?
It is dependent on the willingness of the kiddo. Many kiddos will take to the game and have the desire to make their household proud of their efforts. The draw for the reward is enough to start with the full 12 or 18 tasks.

Some children lack motivation to try something new. The idea of taking on more responsibility in order to obtain what already comes naturally to them, does not appeal to them. In this case it is suggested to start with fewer tasks so that the kiddo can feel success and start to recognize the feeling of accomplishment due to their own efforts. In this case use a highlighter and with your kiddo decide which tasks are too much to take on for the first week. The following weeks one of those tasks can be added back each week until the full Task Sheet is being used. The goal is challenging but obtainable.

Vlinder is a game intended to help children become contributing members in a household while building stronger communication and team work among other family members. If your child is unable to earn a reward right away, re-work the Task Sheet. Decide where the trouble areas are and highlight them. Discuss ways that you can support them in finding success. At day’s end, it should be the child’s efforts that result in whether or not they have earned a Reward Card.
No. Vlinder Rewards are in addition to whatever benefits your children experience at home. The only difference is that as a Vlinder Reward, they have earned the prize due to their hard work and success.

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