My (first) Creative Space: Bribery Reward and Corruption
This is my first time playing along with My Creative Space. It seems too much fun not to join in, so today is the day! I hope my 'creation' qualifies.... it's a bit different to my usual sewing efforts.
I recently created this Good Girl Chart to tackle some challenges with our Toddler. It is very free form as you can see. My first instinct was to divide the page into sections for each day, but this seemed more age appropriate to just have a big space for sticking and more sticking. It is working wonders for us! Every morning Toddler Cuggles gets a sticker for not having called out to Mummy and Daddy in the night; another one if she hasn't called out after we leave her room when she goes to bed; and a sticker every time she doesn't squirm or kick my very pregnant belly when changing nappies.
Before starting the chart the Toddler Cuggles and I talked about how it works and I asked her what prize she would like to have after she gets lots of stickers. She decided on a cupcake.
After a week of collecting stickers we set off to Di..licious and the very proud Good Girl showed her sticker chart to the lovely Renee in exchange for a cupcake with a dinosaur on it. We then went off to playgroup where she ran around showing all the kids her stickers and saying 'I not to call out Mummy and Daddy in the night!'.
Wow, what an impact. I like to read into this that perhaps we've taught our daughter about setting goals and how good it feels to achieve something you want. Perhaps, but then, she's 2 and a bit, maybe it is just FUN! Either way, we're all happy.
Thanks for the game Kirsty. Time for a cuppsy! : ) Kim