Monday, June 03, 2013

Apologies and Rewards

Coop had a rough patch at school in late-April, so he was regularly writing apology notes to teachers and classmates.  This was on one he wrote for Miss Ann:

Frustrated by his behavior and his seeming lack of concern for consequences, we opted to try positive reinforcement.  Each day that he survived school without a "blue note" coming home in the folder, I would take him for some kind of afternoon treat:

 (Supper at McDs.  While he read a book.  Win!)

And eventually, he opted to get treat coupons, so he could save up five of them in exchange for a toy at the bookstore.  It seemed to work.  We'll see how things go when he starts back to school this summer...

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