Thursday, August 2, 2012

Warm Fuzzies

This past weekend we talked a lot about our kids, and Jenny shared with me a fun idea she calls "warm fuzzies." Basically when she wants to reward her 4 year old son for good behavior he gets to put a warm fuzzy in a jar. Whenever the jar fills up he gets to pick out something at the store.
We started our own version of warm fuzzies today that will go along with Zach's reward chart. I've been looking for something to go along with his chart, and I just love this idea!
He already has two, and I'm surprised he didn't pick out the biggest ones.    ; ) He will figure this out soon I'm sure. I may also play around with the size of jars. 

I'm hoping this will help reinforce all we're teaching him! Ah, we just can't let our guard down for a minute or I feel like we get run over. I know some of ya'll know what I'm talking about. ; )

...for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9

12 comments:

The Queen said...

Katie-
I've read your blog for a long time and this is my first comment. I LOVE this idea for your two sweet kiddos - wish I would have thought of this a long time ago. But it is now on my HobLob list!

I'm a proud Texas Aggie(but I grew up in Waco) and Fish Camp serves as our extended orientation for incoming freshmen. When I was a counselor we would read the story of "Warm Fuzzies" to the freshmen and pass out those little puff balls and have everyone trade throughout camp as a way to meet new people. Here is a link to the tale...may be some more fun for Zach. http://www.emotional-literacy.com/fuzzy.htm

Thanks for serving as such a great example to so many of us that read you. Your faith is truly inspiring!

rae said...

I do know what you are talking about! :) And I LOVE this idea! I think we will have to try it!

Maryellen said...

Such a sweet idea - even grown ups need a warm fuzzy sometimes . . .

Melissa said...

I LOVE this idea!!! I am so doing this with my kiddos!! Thanks for posting about it!!

Melanie Mueller said...

It is a great idea! Cooper's kinder teacher did this this year and he loved it! Such a fun way to reinforce the good behavior!

Amie said...

I just love reading your blog! Sometimes I feel we are living the same kind of "crazy"! I have a "Zach"! My Ryan is 4 as well and a ball of energy, but a spirit I wouldn't trade for the world. They sound a lot alike, We are going to try warm fuzzies for sure!! Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your life and faith. Its so nice to see others experiencing this wild ride called parenting. Our God is awesome and I cant wait to see what he has in store for our "outgoing" boys! Have a super day!

Kimberley said...

i should do this, too!!!

Linds said...

Katie this is a GREAT idea! We still haven't started our reward chart, but I think we will soon, and I am going to try this along with it! Thanks for sharing!

Payton&Jake's Mommy said...

What a fun idea! I may try this with my six year old!! :) Thank you for sharing!

Karla and Edmond Long said...

Oh my goodness...this is such a good idea! My husband and I have been throwing around ideas of positive reinforcement and I think this is the best I've heard!
Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

Awesome idea! You are not alone Katie. My Ella is 4 and so many of the comments you make make me think of her and things we are dealing with. One minute we are feeling blown away by how wonderful and sweet and charming she is...and then a switch will go off. Or we will "bend the rules" slightly for one day and it is chaos getting back on track...and just small things. For example, I let Ella eat breakfast in front of the tv the other morning, but I also made sure she understood this was a special treat and normally we have to eat at the table. Well, that one little "treat" made the next morning a huge headache and whining fest. You are right...you can't take your guard down for a second. I think you are doing an awesome job! I've decided motherhood is just a constant evolving thing that we are always trying to figure out. Thank goodness Christ always stays the same and the center of it all though!

Ashley said...

What a great idea!!

 
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