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The Castle

'The Castle' Behavior Chart

Closeup of the 'picture magnets'
I finally got a moment to complete the Behavior Chart, dubbed 'The Castle'. The brown spots are supposed to represent stones on a path leading to the door of the castle at the top. As each daughter makes a good decision, she moves up one stone. If she makes a poor decision, she moves down one stone, in addition to her minutes in the 'Thinking Spot'. When they eventually move their 'picture magnets' to the door of the castle, they get a special treat with Mommy or Daddy. They love to have individual attention more than anything, so they get to have special one-on-one time with Me or my DH. We just started yesterday, and you can see neither of the girls' magnet has moved. At all. We'll see how this progresses!


Erin: 31, Emcee. Witty redhead, handy with a whip.

DH: 30, Strong Man. Comedian, defender of virtue.

Halie: 7, Chimpanzee. Pulls teeth, loves bananas.

Catie: 5, Leaping Lemur. Gentle and cuddly, loves grapes.

Rosie: 2, Cappuccin. Flings poo, loves carrots.

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