Friday 22 November 2013

A Week of No Restrictions

Last Friday, I posted about our toileting hat-trick.  That meant that our younger son was no longer under any screen time restrictions.  He had earned his way into unlimited time.

I was curious to see how things would play out once he was no longer earning screen time by using the bathroom properly (rather than having accidents).  We'd restricted the screen time initially because he got distracted and wouldn't realize he needed to go to the bathroom and because he was so possessive of it that he was unwilling to leave to go to the bathroom even when he was aware of it.

Would he go back to previous habits?  Would screen time be incompatible with toileting?

To my rather pleasant surprise, he seems to have moved on.  During the week, we had only one accident.  That put him back on restricted access until he used the bathroom properly.  Other than that, he's showing ever sign of having retained the awareness and lessons we've spent the last year trying to drill into him.

One down, one to go.

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