11/08/2010

Water

We've been working very hard this summer on getting Max to do some school related work, practising his reading and adding - he's nearly there. But of course, what child, autistic or otherwise wants to do school work during the summer holiday? So like all good parents, we have a bribe system. We made little cards with placeholders for five stickers. When he has all five, he can have a (small) gift of his choice. He tells us what he wants, and we draw it on the card. Past requests have included small cars, bubble mixture, colour pencils, etc.


This time he was quite firm. He wanted a water jug, with some drinking glasses. We didn't know what to make of it, but we agreed - it's not as if it's expensive or hard to get!

So yesterday, armed with a five stickered card, Max and his Daddy went to the supermarket, to purchase the jug. Here's what he wanted all along:



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12 comments:

christinemosler said...

Oh he looks so pleased! I swear by a bit of bribery in this house!

Michelle said...

Aww how cute! And how smart of him and you of course to have such a good working system. Not bribery...lol

Sandrine said...

Thanks! We actually used the stickers and presents system with his sister when she was smaller, but Max has only very recently gotten interested in earning stickers - what a treasure trove!

maggy, red ted art said...

A fabulous reward! And sounds like it was well deserved! And look how happy he is. Bless!

Maggy

Mummy Mishaps said...

His happy face says it all - he is well chuffed with his new gift. That scheme is a great idea by the way. Lovely photo :-)

PhotoPuddle said...

That looks really cool. I can see why he wanted it!

Sandrine said...

Thanks for your comments! Yes, it is a pretty cool water dispenser. I'd actually spotted it in the shops and thought it might make a good gift for him - then forgotten all about it until he brought it home. And yes he is well chuffed. His proud moment was to quietly present his sister with a glass of water after she'd complained of thirst.

Hannah said...

Very cool jug, and very happy Max. Top post all round, really!

Mummy V said...

That is a great jug, no wonder he looks so pleased! :)

Jean said...

His gorgeous little face says a thousand words XXX

Sandrine said...

Also: no need to worry about his not drinking enough water anymore!

Elaine, Littlesheep Learning said...

What a great reward even if it wasn't quite what you were expecting! Lovely photo too he looks so proud of it

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