It is working for potty training, right?
So here is the plan, I make a chart with labeled slots that she can read on her own, for example:
Chocolate milk (Pediasure)
And send her over to check it several times a day and ask her if she wants to have one and earn a sticker. If she eats and drinks it all, she'll be doing pretty well nutritionally from what I estimate, although I'm still waiting on the exact numbers.
I hope it will give her a bit of control, which she seems to crave, and a bit of incentive, which she seems to like. We can handle it as casually as this potty training thing, hopefully taking a bit of the underlying struggle away.
Maybe. Maybe not.
But it can't hurt to try, can it?
Good call on the chart. I hope it works.
My four year old loves the ice pack too. She desperately wants to drink it when it is thawed out, and I cannot make her understand that it is chemicals and not water. So weird.
Oh, Kyla! I think that's a great idea!
You are so smart! I hope it brings some success or at least more of a feeling of control for Miss KayTar.
Fantastic! Bravo! GREAT idea!!! Here's helping it works!
What a great idea. We made a chart with 'written' rules when S decided to potty train...one of the huge benefits of having an early reader is that they can read the rules and charts! If KayTar is a rule follower then I think you will have huge successes! Good luck.
sounds like a good plan.
we're stressing a little over the "who to leave the kid with" question thing, as our guardians are currently MQ's godparents, and, of course, her Godmother is currently very sick.
Hi Kyla -- just catching up on everything I missed. The chart is a fantastic idea! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Awesome flash of insight, mama. I hope it works.
PS I finally got to the post office to send off your book! I hope it doesn't take forever to get there.
OOOHHHH, keep us updated on the whole chart idea!
That's a brilliant idea, Kyla.
I hope it works.
And don't worry about that first thing (I can't even bring myself to type it). It's not going to happen, but even if it does, you've left an incredibly detailed description of the tools you use to care for her right here in this space. What a resource!
Oh, Kyla, you're brilliant! I hope it works!
Great idea! I can't wait to hear how it works!
I am hoping it goes as well as the potty training!
That IS strange for a lovey!
But the food chart is a great idea. I hope it's part of the answer.
Genius! Hope it goes well.
Genius! I'm eager to hear how it works.
Now that is an inspired idea! You are one smart cookie!
Crossing fingers on the food chart..
I hope it works!!
Kyla you are a genius. I don't have to tell you how excited I was to read this as you totally know I am ripping off this idea.
Julia downed half a jar of puree for the first time and Norm was so excited, then I had to tell him that it was a mere 25 cals.
The food chart sounds like a good idea! Little kids love charts! The story about how her "baby" is from the freezer reminds me of how, when my nephew was little, he loved to play with eggs. He would take them out of the refrigerator and play with them, tenderly calling them his babies,and he would hide them in random places, so we would find his babies rotting all over the house later on!!! Kids are so weird...
oh YAY!!! I think that is a great idea
this is brilliant!
and those pictures of your wedding below? i've seen them before, but they still take my breathe away--you guys are gorgeous.
sorry i haven't been around, lately.
that's a fabulous idea, Kyla...here's hoping KayTar buys in and finds it helps her feel in control.
and her baby? that's fabulous.
Are a genius! Let us know how it works!
Her "baby" is CLASSIC! She's adorable! :)
Great idea with the chart. I'd love to try it. But, charts aren't working for TOILET TRAINING for us, so....
Good luck with it!
The chart is brilliant. Take away the magnitude of the issue and giving her the control. I remember when my powere hungry (then) little three year old didn't eat a bite for 30 days. I was going out of my mind and desperately tried a lot of foolish things. Being calm, I think will pay off. Giving her control is just so smart!
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