Friday, January 18, 2008

Reward System - Day 1

N has done so well over the past 24 hours. He has talked about feeling self-conscious, but he is fighting back hard. So far, his reward system is working really well. He was in bed last night at 9:00 p.m. He said his prayer while already in bed (to make sure that he was "in bed"). He was only 1 minute late for school this morning (I gave him full credit). He was dressed and had combed his hair an hour before it was time to leave. He got hung up on eating (to be expected) and brushing his teeth. He still struggled with actually getting out of the car. He was so close to being on time, but didn't have his shoes on his feet. I tried to encourage him and he lashed out. I had to remind him about being respectful. He made a good effort yesterday with his homework, but didn't finish it in the end. Still, two out of three is fantastic!


Mikey said...

This is good news, I'm glad that the reward system seems to be having such a positive impact. Hopefully it will last!

Also, you've mentioned that he's been struggling with work and grades -- maybe, if he starts to feel more on top of this (and the reward system might be a motivation to re-start focusing on it a little more), it will give him something to feel proud of and serve as a useful distraction if his anorexic thoughts are bothering him. This is certainly the case for me, anyway.

Laura Collins said...

You're doing some Olympic parenting. Bravo, bravo, bravo!

Your positivity, engagement, and thoughtfulness just SHINE through.

Wendy said...

Thanks so much. I hope it lasts, too. Thanks, Laura, for your constant encouragement. It makes such a difference to me. I spend each day trying to cheer my son on. It's nice to have someone to cheer me on.