This is our latest attempt to change some of the not so wonderful behaviors of a little boy who is asserting his independence.
We are finding it is equally useful to help assess our parenting by insuring we are taking the time to give praise with a specific reason (rather than say “good job”).
He earns stickers for being kind, polite, helpful, honest, and patient.
Tonight when he earned his last sticker he was so enthsuiastic to open up his “diver equipment” and invited me to attend a “snorkel show” in his bedroom.
He didn’t think the mask and flippers would fit but I am so relieved they do.He is ready for the beach and summer.