Sunday, December 6, 2009

You Mean, This Was All I Needed?

In recent weeks, Eli has been getting out of bed multiple times after we say good night. The problem was getting worse and worse. He has never been one to come out after bedtime, so this new "habit" was surprising to us. But then again, quite a few things have been surprising since we arrived home 2 months ago with his new sister :) Needless to say, we had tried everything to get him to stay in bed. I finally read on somebody else's blog that they had luck with this issue using a sticker chart. Though we had tried these before for other behaviors (without success), I thought we would try again. And guess what? It worked like a charm from the first night!! Eli got to go to WalMart yesterday and pick out a little prize. We haven't even put a new sticker chart up, and he stayed in his bed last night without the incentive. Yay!! I guess it's a good reminder that although some "tactics" may not work for kids on certain days, it never hurts to try again!

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