Good afternoon! It's been a trying day overall...culminating with my son choking in the backseat of my van at the middle school while waiting for Andraia, me giving him the Heimlich, and him eventually breathing again but swallowing the hard candy into his belly. UGH what a day...I can't wait to have a drink to calm these still frazzled nerves!
Anyway, I promised this post, and must deliver. I attended a seminar on ADHD and some strategies to deal with it. The presenter was fantastic and gave a lot of great information, including this one strategy I knew would be perfect for my kids. She suggested a "treat" jar of sorts, where the child earns tokens for good behavior, leading towards some sort of reward. This was not a new concept to me as I used to work in a preschool, and we were using the PBIS program which may be familiar to some with elementary kids. PBIS = Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies. The preschool kids earned cubes that were placed in a tube, and when the tube was full we would earn a treat...pajama day, ice cream sundae day, etc.
I set to work making some old glass jars into attractive treat jars to place on my counter, and came up with these, made using some newly acquired Basic Grey PB&J. I couldn't resist picking up the collection pack at CKC (and for 10 bucks, it was even more irresistible!) After adhering paper strips to the jar, I added some twine, ric rac along the rim, a cupcake sticker (in the PB&J sticker sheet), and a couple of Prima flowers on the girls' jars.