Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Sure am glad I dropped by Mary's. Her WFMW tip is not only a really good one that I've tried myself, I was also reminded that tomorrow is Wednesday. I was thinking that tomorrow was Tuesday!
Here's my idea.
Instead of threaten my little boys (5 & 7) with dire consequences should they give the babysitter (usually their older sister) a hard time while I'm gone, I make them each a "Babysitter's Assistant." As assistants, they are to be helpful, cheerful, obedient. and NO fighting. Upon my return, if the babysitter reports to me they have done a good job as assistants, they then are "paid" with a star each. The boys save their stars and use them to "buy" special treats like an ice cream at DQ or a small toy.
This works so well for us. I haven't had a problem with leaving the boys with their sister since I instituted this plan. I appreciate that it encourages their good behavior instead of threaten negative results for bad behavior. It's made all the difference in the world for my boys.
Definitely works for me!
Now you can go on over to Shannon's to see what's working for a bunch of other ladies.