Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Potty Tickets

So as you may know we struggle on a nightly basis with stalling and are now trying something new! Colton has been trying to save for a Hot Wheels bike for some time now, and as much as we can, we try to reward him when he helps out or has particularly good behavior. I got the idea out of a magazine to have a potty ticket and a drink ticket (or whatever your kid uses as an excuse) to use as way to let him get out of bed once for each. He puts them under his pillow and then if he wants to use them, he can, but in the morning he gets to cash in each ticket for 50 cents each! This worked really well last night considering that he use to get up 4-6 times each night (and trained himself to be able to get at least a drop or two out to avoid punishment)! So that is the saga for this week, I pray that this sticks for a while, because the stalling thing was really getting out of hand!

5 comments:

Dani said...

This is a technique I use with my kids at school. Although it's not for stalling but trying to get out of class. If I see them going above and beyond they get a ticket to get a drink, lead exercises, or get out of exercises. Some kids go for it some don't. Best of luck for you!

Jackie said...

Good Job Colton!!! I am just starting to try and potty train the little 2 year old I have been watching! YIKES! Maybe I could use your idea???? HMMMMM

Jackie said...

Oh ya...I forgot to ask, How many potty tickets do you get per night!???? HAHAHAHA I think Colty Boy and I should take about you getting up to many times in the middle of the night! Just kidding Prego! Love ya.

Summer said...

Can I get a coupon that says..."One free night of studying". Cause if I did, than that might mean that I would go to bed at a decent hour. Or maybe it's all the coffee I'm drinking...ah who knows!

Cortney said...

He gets one of each. But if he wakes up in the middle of the night, he can still go. It's more of a deterrent from getting out of bed five billion times til Jesse and I go to bed!