Thursday, April 22, 2010
The break started off great but little by little, my daughter ends up staying up later and of course, getting up later. Honestly, it just plain selfish of me to let her sleep in. I get such enjoyment out of reading the paper and sipping my coffee in peace and quiet rather than running around drinking my coffee in sips and gulps as we get ready in the morning.
The flip side to letting ourselves slide off our scheduled track is that it takes a while to get back to our regular routine. It's like starting all over again. And who do I have to blame for this, me, me, me.
When I told my therapist how we had fared after the break, she just looked at me and said "what about the rewards and consequences chart we so painstakingly worked on?" "Oh that!? I forgot. "
"Aha, moment, right." Like everything in my life and in general, life and stuff gets in the way and continuing good habits.
Not only does my daughter need to be reminded of what the rewards and consequences of not following the rules are, but apparently so do I.
So of course, when we went got home that evening, I had to review the chart with my daughter and yes, things are back on track.
And to ensure, I don't forget again, I have entered "reviewing the chart" into my iPhone calendar so she and I can review it on a monthly basis.
Labels: Therapy Thursday