Rewards can be a very useful and positive tool, and I try to use them where I can. For example, Ruby has eye exercises that she has to do every night. It can become boring for her but she receives a sticker in her book every time she completes them, and for that task it is enough for her.
We are also tackling her sleeping which has become a major battleground. She's been promised a treat at the weekend if she manages to sleep all night, in her own bed for the week. Week One down, and she managed it perfectly - it did however mean I had to endure the One Direction movie, but I guess that's a small price to pay! We are halfway through Week Two and so far so good so it seems to be working.
- · Care charts, that use images to help working parents show who looks after their children day to day
- · Progress charts, that allow children to move along a track to reach a pre-agreed goal, and can also be used a simple reward charts
- · 5-a-day charts, to encourage children to get their five different fruit and veg in everyday.