Monday, January 11, 2010
We have a child who is having a serious problem with words. She is having a hard time saying positive things to her siblings. In our home, if you don't have anything nice to say, you lose the privileged of words. We have enacted this consequence on numerous occasions with said child, so, because she obviously needs practice in saying nice things, we have invented "Pop Compliments". Similar to a pop quiz, pop compliments can be sprung on you at any time. When your name is said in conjunction with this new disciplinary tactic it is your job to tell each of your siblings something you like about them. If you have difficulty with this, then you must be tired so your bed time is bumped up. We are still working on the offending child. (who has gone an entire day saying she can't think of anything, a long time for her not to be able to speak to her brothers and sisters) Being one of my strong willed tykes, consistency is the answer. Hopefully, by this time next week, she will be able to sing the praises of her siblings. Until then, the house will be a lot more quiet. I should enjoy the peace.