The kids have been a bit unruly lately. DS is coming up on 3.5 (bad age for his big sis) and big sis is having more meltdowns lately and starting this oppositional thing, i.e. "Katie, time to clean up and get your pajamas on." "NO. I won't." "Yes, it's time, you have five minutes." "I won't." We can manage it--we do timeouts and taking away some privileges. But, I'd like to come up with a way to reward/encourage good behavior and have fewer scenes/struggles over things like cleaning up and bedtime. Anyone have good ideas?
Pedi suggested the rewards chart but NOT a calendar--they just get five stickers in a row and get some kind of prize, but if they miss a day there is no block with a missing sticker (cue instant meltdown). There are just five, undated boxes in a row and once they are filled it's prize time. I like that but wondering what other ideas are out there.