Monday, March 24, 2008

Problem solved?


Parker's been having some serious 3 year old moments lately. For real, the terrible two's were nothing compared to this. The problem is that he's so dang smart and he tries to talk his way out of everything. It used to be so funny that he would sucker me out of getting him in trouble (Jared's still a big sucker). But now I'm just plain sick of it. Parker's really aggressive and he will kick or hit or throw things if he's told "no" or asked to do something he doesn't want to. So we came up with a "Good Choice Chart" to see if he would follow it.


As soon as it gets half way full of stickers he gets to pick a toy. And as soon as the chart is all the way full he gets to go to Chuck-E-Cheese! These were prizes that he picked of coarse.


At first I thought this was going to work perfectly. But as soon as we were done making the chart and he had earned his first sticker, he spent the next 30 min. throwing a huge fit because he wanted to go to Chuck-e-cheese's "RIGHT NOW!". He thought he was going to fill the chart up in one day I guess. Anyway, as soon as we got past that, things have been running smoothly. We're keeping our fingers crossed for sure.

18 comments:

Corey, Rachelle, Talyn, & Oscar said...

I am not looking forward to those stages. Talyn isn't even 18 months yet and he is already having tantrums...such joy!!

Ben & Tanelle said...

Yeah, 3 year olds, no one tells you about this stage do they?? Mine is one of a kind because we have all the girl drama on top of three year old fits! How is the pregnancy coming along?

Brandon and Jaclyn Tapia said...

boy he is definitly a bowcutt at least from what I grew up with. he is so cute and by the way congrats about the new one on the way. so sorry i guess i should tell you this is jaclyn and i came across your blog thru keri's and heather's blogs. so i thought i would add you as a friend to keep in touch. but you guys look so happy and you have a lot going for you right now, the new baby and a new house. good to see you doing so well and so happy. tell jared hi.

keysha said...

Wahooo! I'm not the only one with a boy three-year-old! I love the chart idea...Call us when you fill it up and we will join you at Chuck-E-Cheez!

Stephanie said...

Oh no! Are you telling me that this is what I have to look forward to? I must say that I am not excited for Kaden to turn 3. The idea of the chart is great, maybe I will have to steal it. Hope your doing good.

Brooke said...

Such a good idea! I have heard that 3s are the new 2s....I am a bit nervous for what is in store for me!

Sara & Company said...

It's hard to believe that these cute boys with such amazingly cute smiles (I love that last one of him!) could turn into such little monsters without a moment's hesitation! Reward charts are great, though!!! We do "warm fuzzies" where he fills up a jar with those little pom poms if he is good and gets them taken away if he throws a fit. He just earned a $5 train and he is THRILLED!!!!

I did find that Will got worse when I was pregnant because I was so tired and sick enough to not be giving him enough attention. He was also 2 1/2 and 3 and so that combination was just lovely! Good luck! Hopefully it should get better.

DAN AND TINA HAMBY said...

Girl I cannot even tell you about how HORRIBLE age 3 is. Addison was a complete angel at 2 and so was Andrew. I swear its like they hit 3 and they become total nightmares, but I am over the hump with Andrew, he will be 4 in July and I think he will be all good. GOOD IDEA with the chart. You are such a good mommy. I just luve ya!

pam said...
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pam said...

Okay, I think Parker deserves another sticker on his job chart for being SO ADORABLE in that last picture of him holding the chart. Hello??? That smile is to die for!!! I love the chart idea though. Maybe I'll remember it 3 1/2 years from now!

By the way, I totally think our kids could have the same name. I'll all about that. I wouldn't even care if one of my own sibblings named one of their children the same name. The family is too big to worry about stuff like that, right?! So, if you're liking that name too - GO FOR IT!!!

pam said...

Sorry I commented twice, but the first time I did it came back with an error message, saying it didn't work. Weird! You can delete one of them (and this one too)!!

karlin said...

That sounds just like Avaree. Some days she is uncontrollable and other days a sweetheart. Let me know how the chart works. I might have to try it out.

Keri Hennefer said...

I'm so glad to see that you started the good old sticker chart...but now I think it is never ending. McKinlee filled up all her chart, and she wants a new one with a new prize. Hopefully it continues to work. Oh ya Jordan thought it was funny you called our kids farts, but I told him that they really are. HE HE

Kristi said...

Wow, this is amazing. I was just contemplating doing the same thing. I feel inspired! Mine won't be as cute though that's for sure and I will definitely focus on filling up the whole chart!

Los Springer said...

Jill Parker is soo cute I'll take him whenever you don't want him.

Los Springer said...

Jill I want you to put this up for your baby. If you don't want to that's okay
http://babystrology.com/tickers/

Stephanie said...

Jill, I have made my blog private, email me at mskcall01@gmail.com, so I can send you an invite.
Thanks Stephanie :)...

utahtripletfamily said...

Hey, Jill! It's Melissa Lambert! Just came across your blog and your kids are so darling! I'm happy to see you guys are doing so well!