Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Sticker Chart Mom
As of today, I am officially a "sticker chart mom." This is something I never would have guessed I'd ever be. It kind of makes me feel like after this I'm going to suddenly be so organized that next year I decide to home-school the kids or something. Don't get me wrong, I admire and completely look up to people who home school their children, but I can assure you I am not that organized nor am I patient enough to do it myself. It is for my kids' sake that I have not even tried.
Because our kids are normal, they have issues with arguing, talking back, and fighting with each other. I'm finally giving in to Jeff's suggestion of "getting creative" with how I deal with it. I pulled out the markers, construction paper, tape, and stickers and I got to work. I made a "sticker grid." When the charts were done, I was quite pleased with myself and the work I had put in. I explained the rules and we were off. To say the kids were thrilled would be a major understatement and the plan has worked effortlessly... for an hour and a half now.
Although I am no SuperNanny, I have to admit to feeling a little more like her with my sticker charts proudly displayed across the refridgerator. The kids love them. I love them. I may not be home schooling next year, but I am three little sticker charts closer to believing that if I had to do it, I could.