Been busy lately and haven't been able to put much of a good post together! Just wanted to update that Liam is feeling all better from the flu last week, and thankfully Dustin and I didn't catch it....whew! He still has his lingering cough, currently being treated with some honey, which I am sure is better than the 6 straight days of medicines he had been taking.
Just before Liam got sick, we started a sticker chart to help with discipline and positive rewards for listening to us and being obedient....we have officially run into the "no" toddler phase, and Liam was seemingly unaffected by time outs or taking things away, so we are still learning what the best approach is to discipline. I am trying to overly reward good behavior and obedience that he does show by a sticker chart. Once he gets 10 stickers a day, he gets a reward of 10 M&M's after dinner (if he eats well - which has to be the last sticker to get them!). He will DO ANYTHING for M&M's, its his official favorite food....it's crazy. And while this is sort of a bribing technique, it works for us...for now. I have lacked the energy or time to research some different approaches, but anyone feel free to comment on what works for children immune to time outs! I really want our discipline to be positive and more of rewarding good behavior than punishing the bad. But I also don't want him to get the idea that he should show good behavior just to get a reward....Ahhh, the parenting choices we face! I think I have taken for granted how good he has been up to this point!