When your kids are winning (and not in a good way) a reward chart can help to restore the balance. When the kids are winning about 10-1, gift yourself a wry smile with the reward chart title.
They were really really trying for sure at times in the run up to Christmas. With a choice of so many behaviours to work on I decided on eating – Christmas dinners are my favourite sort of dinners and I wanted them to join in.
I wanted to be careful about rewarding eating, after all it should hopefully be one of life’s pleasures. However kids can be funny creatures (imagine needing a star to scoff roast potatoes 😂😂😂) and trying ‘new’ food is obviously a big deal. A big deal in our house anyway. So with this in mind the reward was for trying something new.
I served the more challenging of the tries as part of a weekend lunch – none of us was strong enough for sprouts after the school run 😂😜
Obviously these pictures and the update below were taken around Christmas time but I plan on keeping up the new food theme and bringing the chart out again when we are settled back into school.
All kids are different obviously but here are a couple of things I have found help…
- they seem to be more receptive at lunch time
- they are also more receptive if I call it a starter or a snack
UPDATE: They actually ate a whole sprout. Each. But haven’t since! Baby steps and all that.