Friday, July 30, 2010
Juni has shown interest in my underpants for months. So many times when I am folding laundry she will put on a pair of my panties over her clothes. Last week she was at her friend's house who is a month older than she is and who was wearing panties. Then last weekend I found her with a pair of mine again when I was folding laundry. So I thought it was time to get her her own, and we got a pack of 7 pairs that have the days of the week written on them. This morning I gave her a choice between diaper or panties and she decided to wear the Friday pair. However she wet them within an hour. Then I just let her be bare-bottomed for the rest of the morning and she went in the potty 3 times. One time I didn't know where she was until she called out "I did it! I did it!". That is when I thought a sticker chart would be nice to help her celebrate.
UPDATE: I looked up potty training in the Positive Discipline book and read "Avoid rewards and praise like stars on a chart or candy treats. Instead use encouraging statements... Rewards can become more important to your child than learning socially appropriate behavior."
Hmm. I will have to think about it, talk it over with Bob more and see how we feel as time goes on.