Having a large family can sometimes give a mom a headache! Usually the Mom ends up being the family coordinator as well as the chauffeur, meal planner/shopper/preparer… you get the drill! Sometimes I feel like I am running around with my head cut off!
Organize It Mom! is here to help us! My recent challenge has been potty training Ethan. I thought we had it under control. He was going #2 in the potty consistently and only having a few #1 accidents in his pants. Something changed and all our hard work went out the window. When Organize It Mom! agreed to send us a potty chart to try out I was excited to give it a shot.
The potty chart set comes with 3 laminated charts, a laminated envelope to hold the reward stars in, 28 large and 28 small reward stars (you will need to cut), 4 reward pieces and 2 strips of velcro (again, cut and apply to stars). Ethan had the hang of the process of using the potty, so we skipped level 1. Level 2 can be used for motivation with immediate rewards. It is suggested to use the small stars for going #1 and the large stars for going #2. At your determined interval the child will earn the reward piece and a prize from you!
We skipped ahead to level 3. We were aiming for all day dryness. I had a cute photo of Ethan using the chart, but sadly the folder containing my digital photos from the last 3 months has disappeared from my desktop (sob sob).
Ethan really related to the star method and was eager to earn those stars. I know of a couple of times that he purposefully went #1 just to earn that star. We changed up the chart a little bit (that is the beauty of these charts… they are adaptable to the user). You can do one star at the end of the day for staying dry all day. We went more of the route of chart 2… each time he used the potty he earned a star. He knew to put it on the sun because it was daytime and we wanted to stay dry all day. At the end of day one of being dry we used a reward sticker, did a HOORAY! Potty Dance and had a potty party with cupcakes!
Organize It Mom! is here for us to help organize and stay in control of all areas of our life! From “media money” (to help control media time), schoolwork charts, nutrition charts and clean it cards to routine cards, reading charts and budget envelopes.
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