Sunday, January 7, 2007

operation crackdown

After a very frustrating visit to Applebee's this eveing, Steve and I decided it's time for OPERATION CRACKDOWN. We set up a positive behavior chart for Matthias, wrote a social story about being a good boy, and we are going to try be more consistent with discipline when he is not listening. He has three areas to focus on--saying "okay" or "no, thank you", using a quiet voice, and obeying mom and dad. It kind of hilarious that in the recent past I was a behavior therapist. This kiddo is tons of fun and also a real challenge at times. We'll keep you posted on his progress!


Brianna Heldt said...

You go girl! You will have to say how it ends up working. Going out to eat is always an interesting experience with a toddler (or three for that matter!)

chrissie said...

Oh Matty! You are just so full of surprises.
I think this will help, Lis!

Ellen said...

Matty! Listen to your mommy and daddy! I'm glad to hear that your system is working. Some kids need very tangible rewards and consequences. Stickers...who knew they could be so powerful?