It's been a hot, muggy, week here in Ohio. To stay cool, we've made lots of trips to the pool, and find activities indoors. It's not always easy to keep a 20 month and a 12 year old entertained together, but I'm figuring it out.
Skyler is starting to test her boundaries, and has learned all about time-outs. She DOES NOT like taking a time out. She sits wherever I place her, and cries as though I've just destroyed her favorite toy. After a minute or two, I go back to her and remind her of what she did, and tell her what she should be doing, instead.
Since I am working on behaviors and boundaries with Skyler, I think I will modify my classroom behavior chart to work in my house. At this young of an age, she would best benefit from 2 steps: green and red. Good job, or time-out. Here is a look at the behavior management system I've created for my classroom.