Ohdeedoh reader, Marisa, sent us an e-mail sharing a great little project she created at home for her family. The idea was so sweet, it gave us the warm fuzzies.
Marisa writes, "Whenever H does something nice of her own free will, we give her a 'warm fuzzy,' which is just a colorful pom-pom. She then puts the warm fuzzy in a jar in her room...It has definitely helped H see that helping others can make her feel good. It also helps remind Hubs and me to recognize her good deeds."
Once the warm fuzzy jar is filled, the family goes out for a special treat: a trip to the zoo, bowling, etc. We love that this idea put emphasis on actions, rather than rewards -- although the reward once the warm fuzzy jar is full, is an added bonus.
Thank you for sharing, Marisa! Do you have an idea you want to share with us? Drop us a line at nursery (at) apartmenttherapy (dot) com.