Thursday, November 17, 2005

Bribes

My son is a young kindergartener and is still struggling a bit to control himself in class. He's very social and loves to make people laugh. In our attempt to help with this effort, we've instituded a reward/punishment system, which is continuously evolving. The kids behavior is based on a color coded chart, with each student getting a clip. As they get in trouble or do better, they move their clip up and down the chart. White is neutral with yellow, orange, and red being progressively worse. Green, blue, then purple is progressively better. Here's our system so far:

white = 1 piece of candy, gets to watch tv in the evening
yellow or worse = no candy, no tv and we take away his bear for the night
green = white + instant reward of Burger King for dinner
4 whites in a row = Chuck E Cheese
3 whites in a row = varying reward, was a disposable camera once, getting the film developed another time and right now is a pumpkin pie

Today might be day 3 for white, so I was looking up pumpkin pie recipes on the internet. I'll just follow the recipe on the can of pumpkin, but I was looking just for grins. I stumbled upon a recipe site for engineers.

Enjoy.

2 comments:

Chrysalla B said...

The recipe site for engineers is a must to visit. We see an entirely other side to Courtney. Be sure to check out the Asian Taco recipe.

BTW Courtney, you just inspired some homemade turkey soup in my kitchen in the near future.

Thank you

Chrysalla B said...

The recipe site for engineers is a must to visit. We see an entirely other side to Courtney. Be sure to check out the Asian Taco recipe.

BTW Courtney, you just inspired some homemade turkey soup in my kitchen in the near future.

Thank you