Monday, 9 January 2012

Reward Charts for Parents

Well, the reward chart is working well here - just one plain sticker and a promise of some kind of treat when a collection of stickers is completed.  You get the picture.  Got me thinking though - maybe I should get me one too.  What about if I got a sticker every time I chose calm over shouting?  Or, every time I successfully got to the end of a chain of 'why' questions without hissing 'Because Mummy said so!' through gritted teeth?

Mind you, am thinking that from a child's point of view, it might be more like a sticker for every time the parent got through 30 mins continuous play without trying to weasel out of it or checking phone/email.  Or, perhaps a sticker for every meal actually delivered on time.