Thursday, May 7, 2009

Princess stickers


Riley went through a little bit of regression in her bathroom habits a few months ago and we were looking for an incentive program in order to get her back on track. I found these little charts and princess stickers at the dollar store and I'm amazed at how successful it has been! Each time she lets us know she has to go potty, goes all on her own, and washes her hands, she gets one sticker. We're also working on getting her to get dressed on her own and go bed without a fight or getting up, so she gets a sticker for those things as well. There are 25 squares on the chart and when it's full, she gets a treat- so far, a Hershey's mini leftover from Easter. It takes her about a week to fill one sheet, but she loves the idea of picking out the sticker herself and sticking it on the square. She gets a "bigger" sticker when she gets all tucked into bed to put on her shirt or jammies.

We are thinking of making a "Prize Box", filled with other things besides candy, that she'll be able to pick from when the chart fills up and get Tyson in on the action somehow, too. He's showing small signs of being ready to potty train, so maybe that will be our angle with him!

3 comments:

Lisa said...

great idea! Natalie took to peeing so well but to get her to poop we used stickers. She still gets them for pooping (even though it's old habit by now) and they end up everywhere! I'll consider a chart and prizes since I've heard from you and others how well its going!

Natalie's regression is wearing a bib and eating with a baby spoon in the high chair. I'm okay with that so long as Lindsey doesn't need the chair at the same time! =)

Anonymous said...

Another good incentive program besides the sticker chart is the penny drop. Put a penny in a jar when needed and when it is full they get to go to the store and buy a special prize.
Works well with kids at school.Or in our case the prize box.

Sarah said...

good to know what the big stickers are for. since she convinced me she got one for her shirt every time she went potty! nice...