They say testosterone peaks twice in both males and females: at age 3 and age 13. Don’t we all know it.
As such, we’re instituting a Good Behavior Board (a la Kazdin and others) where our li’l Lulubeans will earn her way to organic fruit-sweetened lollipops via these positive behaviors:
From top to bottom, they are: taking a good nap/quiet time, bathing without filling the toilet full of Mommy’s conditioner, brushing hair without wailing about life’s injustices, brushing teeth without running outside to make sure lemons are still on the trees, sleeping all night without coming into our bedroom telling us “I’m not scared, but the bed is”, and finally, Just Being Totally Awesome.
A tall order, sure, but have you ever had those organic lollipops? They’re so much better than Tootsie Pops. Why was everyone so eager to fill us full of corn syrup and Polysorbate 60 in the late seventies?