My youngest has ALWAYS had a hard time behaving at school ... mostly for talking not TRUE being naughty, she just has a lot to say. I think helping her learn to behave correctly can be helped along with prizes she can earn, we also talk a lot about how she could handle situations where she feel like she REALLY NEEDS to say something and it might be better to just let the teacher handle it etc. dh says she should learn to be quiet because that is what is expected, stop talking about and rewarding good behavior and just punish when she gets in trouble at school.
This isnt my first rodeo she is my 6th elementary aged kid and 2 of those were A.D.D.
Do I have a question? Maybe a rant?
Answer by Peajewel at 11:56 AM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by Ginger0104 at 11:48 AM on Mar. 11, 2011
Many therapist call it bribe therapy. And the fancy word I call it is contingency management. I have often thought when my son is older I may use a little trick I have passed on to older kids and parents. The method? Take an old blank bank register and use it as a way to keep track of your child's deposits and withdrawals. A deposit is good behavior. You mark on the line the good behavior and how many points it is worth. A deposit is when your child has had some negative or inappropriate behaviors and you take away points. At the end of the week (or day) you review the book and see how many points have been earned. You decide what items they can have the option to "buy." They can choose to save points for something big - like pizza out and a movie. Or maybe something little right now like 15 mintues extra before bed time. The key is for them to know what they can do to earn points and how much it is worth.
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