Ricky’s “point chart” worked very well the first week; less so the second. Now we are starting the third week, so I sat her down and re-explained the points, showed her the jewelry, and started anew. She was pretty good, but certainly not 100%. But that doesn’t upset me, because, after all, she IS a teen. I can’t expect her to be a robot that listens all the time.
Yet, when she flat-out refused to do homework, I drew the line, and decided that withdrawal of a prize was not enough, and initiated “consequences”. When she finally got her to agree to do homework, I started with something specially fun. All in all it was a pretty good day.