Charting behaviour

They learn about charting things at school.

We use charts, like calendars, at home, to teach the preschooler about time-management.

I have also made a half-hearted attempt to introduce good-behaviour charts. They say using stickers or things like that to ‘earn’ some prize at the end may help a child feel motivated to behave in desirable ways rather than undesirable ways.

I abandoned that quickly. Just don’t agree with this method at all.

Little did I know that my own 5 year old would start praising me with his own charting-method:

The three backwards check marks he has awarded to me for ‘being so good’.

The sad face with the backwards S on top is his sister Sonja who was, at that moment, having her eleventy-hundredths meltdown.

She got no check marks.

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