Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Time Outs

I am in need of some help managing my daughter she has crazy out burst totally dramatic its driving me crazy!! I  bought a small box and some puffy balls so that everytime she did something good she got to put a ball in the box. When the box was full she would get a treat. This worked great until i slacked off and she started getting treats whenever. Her new favorite thing is to go to the gas station and put quarters into those sticker machines and get a sticker, so maybe when she fills the box she can get a quarter. I even thought about letting her pull out a fun activity when she filled the box. Any thoughts suggestions?

I am also trying to figure out time outs. I saw this on pinterest that made me think differently about time outs. This lady made theses glitter jars that she gave her kids when they went to time out. When the glitter settles the child is calm and time out is over. My wonder is what exactly is the purpose of time out? To punish? To relax? To have the child think about their behavior? here sis the website if you want to read her post.

Way to long

Its been way to long!! I have a couple posts in edit that never got finished! Story of my life!  I always start out really strong then fizzle out. Lot of things have been going on since my last post. My little monster aka Ashlyn turned three which is so much better than 2 but she is still crazy out of control and one day I might be able to rope her in. I might have to start reading some parenting books and sticking to discipline. Nate Got a vehicle modified so that he can drive!! Happy day for me!! Video to come eventually. We have joined with Habitat for humanity to build us a home that is accessible for Nate. Yeah!!!

So it has been super crazy around here lately but we are pulling through and I will try to be better at posting in the future