Discipline: The Token Economy

Now here is a nice advice on discipline, that I read from a parenting website:


“A fresh twist on discipline: the token economy. Make two lists, one of things your child is fond of doing and another of things you find yourself nagging your child to do (or not do). Show him how every time he does something on the nagging list, he gains a token to do something on the fun list. You can assign relative values, so that, say, playing with a friend is worth one token while going out for ice cream is worth five.”

This can work in our case, I think. I am going to give it a try to see.

Her Toys

Watching Toy Story 3 last weekend reminded me of the number of toys which Therese owns back in Cotabato City. For now, she has to be contented with her small toys that fit inside a medium-sized box. Just last week, she told me that she wants to go back Cotabato City come December because she is missing her toys.

I feel for her. She has loads and loads of toys left back there. They were too many that I decided to donate some toys which fitted inside a big, plastic bag to a center for street children. There were books too. For now, we can’t afford to have the remaining toys, along with her books to be sent here yet but I will find ways.

Anyway, here is a photo of some her beloved toys:
Therese's ToysLet me tell you, they are just SOME of her many, many toys! I usually go insane every time she gets them out and throws a “tea party” for all of them. :)