Tuesday, August 9, 2016
After reading through the “Rewards” lectures, I thought about many aspects of my life and the lives’ of others. During the lectures, it mentioned that rewards are almost like reinforces. It increases the likelihood of a behavior. Currently, my best friend is potty training her daughter (my God-daughter). She has talked about the stories she has heard and how tough it can be. So her and I came up with something we saw that may be used a positive reinforcement for Eden to actually be able to use the bathroom. My best friend has set up a huge calendar in the kitchen, and every time Eden uses the bathroom properly, she receives a gold star. Eden absolutely loved this idea, and has been making strides in the potty training world. The only downfall is that Eden is going to the bathroom a million times a day to see how many gold stars she can get! Positive reinforcement can only be used and work for so long until the individual gets tired of it or outsmarts it.