Parenting, that is. Or it is when you are not constantly bumping heads with a whiny, headstrong 4 year old. It's been bad, people. Really bad. I, even, took her to the doctor yesterday for some really mild symptoms, hoping that I was missing something and her behavior was due to her not feeling well. Yeah, there's nothing wrong with her. Besides being so spoiled and stubborn and whiny and headstrong and on my nerves.
Last week, I spied this little reward chart on Pinterest and thought we'd give it a try. It works! And it doesn't.
As you can see, some of the tasks are going great! Some not some much. See the little lonely sticker on the "No Whining" task. Sigh. The chart is helping, though! She has brushed her teeth with no fight all week, and she got her last "keeping her panties dry" sticker today! AND the "Sleep in Her Bed" task is going pretty good! That's one we didn't expect to happen, that's why we put the biggest prize on it! Our scheme backfired a little, but that's ok!
We are still working on this chart until she finishes everything (Please, please, PLEASE let her get the "No whining" stickers!) But I just added a second one, with the same tasks, except the no whining since she still has so far to go. I added "Set the table" in that place. We all sat at the table and discussed her jobs and rewards. I even let her pick the rewards for the second chart. Please pray, for my sanity, that this works!