Max lived up to his Wild Thing name tonight but instead of sending him up to his room, I made him answer math problems until he calmed down.
And she roared her terrible homeschooling roar…
Hey, it worked. It didn’t hurt that the reward/threat was to get to watch/not watch TV.
Not one to miss an opportunity to extend a teachable moment well past the necessary point, I said, “see Max? See how you calmed down when you focused your brain to think about those math problems?”
To which he answered: “yeah, but now I’m gonna stop thinking and watch TV!!”