Need New Discipline Techniques

Hendrika - posted on 11/24/2008 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son is almost 6 and we've been getting along with changing up the different things we do for discipline. We've done reward systems and punishment systems. We bribe and threaten, kinda done a lot of stuff and it works and then wears off so I have to come up with something new. It's all relatively the same stuff but I just need new ideas and themes. The last one I was doing involved M&M's and temporary tattoos. Any new ideas would be great! Thanks.

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Holly - posted on 12/22/2010

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hello there holly here single mom I have some great idea's lets chat holly

Leslie - posted on 11/24/2008

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We had a really hard time with our son - we went to a psychologist for a short time to try an dget his behabiour under control. One of the things that she started us that really helped was a point system. We use different coloured poker chips for different denominations of points.

We started out by only giving points, specifically for behaviour that we were tryng to correct. For example, if he was ready on time for breakfast (ie set the timer for 10 minutes) and he had to be dressed and his bed made - if he did it he got 20 points. After he seemed to have mastered that we would add some other things and work only on giving points -- these points are then 'cashed' in for priviliges -- treats, tv time, computer time, etc.

After a couple of weeks when things seem to be going well - then introduce the taking away points for bad behaviour (ic he isn't ready for breakfast when the timer goes off = -10 points)

It takes some work and we tend to slack off sometime, but when we are paying attention it really does work!

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