a little experiment

9 Jan

One of the things I love about young children is how mold-able they are.  It’s true that some children may have a stronger will and more determination than others, but that’s not all bad.  They need to be guided in positive ways.

Anyone up for doing a “molding” experiment with me?

I am going to try to help a few of my kiddos change some negative habits that  have been forming. My goal is to make it fun and help them catch the spirit.   Charts and stickers have worked well with my little ones,  so that’s the method I’ll use and extend it for 21 days.  Supposedly that’s how long it takes to make or break a habit.

I’ll let you know how the progress goes.

Resource:  “Children are Wet Cement”


6 Responses to “a little experiment”

  1. Anonymous January 9, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    Hmm, maybe we should ALL participate in this experiment – not just the kids :)

  2. Kim Schieche January 9, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

    Count us in! Do you think the wonderful author of this blog might give out a few more ideas and pictures for us sleep-deprived mamas? ;D

    I agree with the other commenter, too – how about a chart for the mom’s, well, at least this mom.


    • Not Without Aim January 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

      Keep it simple! Don’t put too much effort into the chart – it’s the out come were looking for, not your artistic abilities. =)


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