We have been struggling with getting our kids to behave kindly, and well, just in general behave. I hope it's not just me that struggles with kids pushing their boundaries, but I know in public I see much better behaved kids than my own. Last week as I lost control of my own behavior and acted shamefully in front of my kids I knew I was failing. I was failing as a mother and example to my kids. I cried to Mark that night, and even though I know I've succeeded in some areas, this one was becoming too much for me.
Mark, as always had a brilliant plan. So I sucked up my tears, and set to work creating a behavior chart for little miss Princess R. At 3 years old and in the middle of the pack, she seems to push boundaries the most. I crossed my fingers and just hoped that this chart was going to do the trick.
The basic idea was to have a chart with an item that could move up and down according to her behavior. Good behavior moves up the chart, bad moves down. I wasn't sure how I was going to create it at first, but it soon came all together. I started on picmonkey to get my basic design (right click to print your own)