Stop Behavior Goals:
Little Brother –
1. Tantrums for wants – Particularly for getting dressed in AM, sharing, meal time.
Big Brother –
1. Badgering for wants. “Mommy up, mommy up, mommy up…no daddy, no daddy, no daddy.” Particularly around meal time, seeking attention (when not appropriate time).
1. Fighting over toys, turn taking.
Start Behavior Goals:
1. Eating – a reasonable amount of nutritious-like food – at the table, in their own chairs, without drama.
Started Friday Morning. (Nana, Dad, Mom all home over weekend. Nana was a ………. grandparent, so we were good to go.)
Saturday – Posted to FB for tips, advice on 123 magic.
Sunday – Let Dad handle morning. Lots of drama. Let Dad take control.
Monday – Big Brother stops major badger session cold turkey on count two, runs away to go play happily.
Tuesday – Little brother puts self in “time out” to calm down.
Wednesday Morning – Husband went back to work. No tears before breakfast. Tried in pubic for first time. Felt all eyes…mom needs to be more confident.
Saturday – Grandparents in town. Older brother much more social and less clingy.
Sunday – Went out to dinner with two strrangely polite toddlers. Lots of factors. But, hooray!
After first 10 days:
Little Brother – Doing better about stopping tantrum and asking for help.
Big Brother – Significant reduction in badgering behavior. Amen.
Dad’s Thoughts: See it working at 2 often. When do I start counting…mom has quicker trigger. How do we stay consistent between our styles of counting and our expectations.
Mom’s Thoughts: No talk, no emotion is refreshing and helpful!