Dd, 9, has recently been diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, and anxiety issues. However, even her therapist thinks it's a little odd because she doesn't have problems in school. Her teachers are shocked when we tell them she's been diagnosed with these and is now on medication.
Anyways, we've all tried everything at home. Me, dh, her bio mom and step dad. (Yes she's actually my sd but I think of her as my own). Her mom calls us constantly, crying, saying she doesn't know what else to do...we've all been racking our brains trying to come up with something that will work because punishments don't phase her.
I thought of this. What if we "graded" her behavior every night?? The only thing I can think of that she gains in school by behaving is a good report card. So what if, every night we give her a letter grade on her behavior that day, and at the end of the month she gets a "report card" and sees how well she did. If she has a really good month, then she can get something extra...like a money reward, or movie night, or something like that.
And when she gets a bad grade on any certain day, we can then discuss what needs to be worked on, etc.
Does this sound like a good idea?? Can you think of any reason why it might not be a good idea??
on Dec. 29, 2012 at 5:35 PM