My kids are getting BADLY addicted to their computers and their chores are beginning to be neglected. The typical monetary rewards for chores seem to hold little allure so I thought perhaps a reward system in which they must complete their chores for computer time would work nicely. So I'm wondering if there is a manner of user management in which the user has a time balance and they can only use the computer while that balance is >0.
For instance - say they have 60 minutes on their account; they could either have 4-15 minute logins or 1-60 minute login but in either case they would be logged off when they hit 0. I also want this to hold true over the course of days - I.E. NOT a time limit per day, a time limit that I have to manually increment up. If they are out of time and haven't earned more then they haven't earned more time - regardless of it being a new day. In this manner I could attribute differing time amounts to different chores.
Does anyone know if a system like this exists?