Then a little over two months ago, The Big One's sister was born and all hell broke loose! I seriously thought I was losing my mind, and the thought of a few nights in a padded room sounded like paradise! LOL. One night after the nightly four hour battle to get The Big One to sleep I sat on the couch in tears, armed with my laptop and the internet, determined to find the miracle cure-all. And then it hit me- Supernanny!
Supernanny is a show I love, and I decided to search for videos hoping one might have new techniques to try. I didn't find any videos, but what I did find was a Rewards Chart. I took the idea and made it my own and so far *fingers crossed* it is working! Here's what I did:
I went to Big Lots and purchased an 8x10 blank canvas and painted a park scene. I used some old stickers I had lying around in my scrapbook supplies. I stuck the ballerina on some card stock and cut her out. This is what my chart/board looks like:
Let me just warn you to be prepared for the melt-down the first time that ballerina goes in reverse! Yikes! The Big One had a tantrum like none other!
When The Big One reaches #5 she can choose a small trinket from her treasure chest:
So far this has worked better than anything else I've tried. I highly recommend it. It cost me under $10 to make and around $25 a month to keep it stocked. To me, $25 is a small price to pay for a little sanity!
The Big One with her first prize from the chest.