Thursday, November 29, 2012
Most likely due to her sickness, Little Miss has been extra sensitive and cranky (read this as a giant pain in our backsides). She was either bratty or super sensitive. So, Husband was at the end of his rope. He was tired of her crying constantly over mundane tasks. So, in order to save both of their mental well-being, I told Little Miss that if she works at being a good girl and works at her listening skills, she can have 3 books each night before bed. She generally gets 2 so this is a slight treat. However, if she wasn't listening or acting up, we take away a book until she gets nothing. The first night was a giant success, and the threat of taking a book away this morning was enough to change her behavior. I'd like to move to a reward system, but this system is working on a short-term basis for quick, focused behavior change.