Today whilst driving to work I was thinking about all the encouraging comments on my blog from yesterday’s entry from my fellow 365ers and I was inspired into using a sticker chart to encourage and praise Zoë’s good behaviour. She loves stickers and so it seemed an ideal solution. I bought lots of star stickers in different sizes – this way she is extra good, she can have a big star. I have made a chart using Word on A3 paper which I laminated so I can remove the stickers each week to start again. The chart has a row for each day of the week and then 7 columns, one for nappy changing, getting dressed nicely, brushing teeth, being good at bath time, eating all her meal, brush/dry hair and a general one for when she has been a good girl for something that I think needs rewarding for. These are things that we seem to be struggling with the most at the moment. I didn’t want to put too many things on the chart otherwise she would getting loads of stars and I don’t want to over do it. Each column has a picture to explain what it is for.I have explained the chart to her and then gave her a star because she had got out of the car nicely and put her shoes away when I asked her. Both of these things she has been really naughty over this week. Later she informed me she had done a poo so I explained that we were going to change her nappy and if she didn’t kick me and laid nice and still whilst I did it, she would get another sticker. At first she didn’t want her nappy changed and so I said no sticker and with that she went straight to the changer and let me do her nappy with no fuss at all.Then we had tea and I explained if she ate it all she would get a sticker. She very rarely eats all of her tea and as usual she had left the mince from her spag bol so I said no sticker and with that she ate it all up – a miracle!!!! She got dressed into her pyjamas with no battles, she has washed her teeth with no arguments and she let me cut her finger and toe nails. Her whole behaviour has really changed. She has been like a different child. I know it is only day one but so far so good. I am sure it will lose it’s novelty but hopefully by then she will have got the idea. I have been truly inspired!!!!!