Quick Behavior Chart

I have shared our daily coin chart which we use for all positive/negative behaviors on a daily basis. I have been using a modified version of this which I will share another time.

However, there are still some specific/persistent behaviors that I have to address that don’t fall under the day-to-day stuff. For that, I have a quick behavior chart that takes me no time to make and no time to keep up with. I use some modified version of this for all different types of things.

For a while now, we have been dealing with some tummy troubles with P. After many visits/phone calls to the doctor I feel like we are getting things under control. We saw a new GI today (who I would highly recommend to anyone going through these issues!) and he said it would be a good time to get P back on the potty. Right now, we are just trying to get him to sit on the potty for 3 minutes after meals.

I made this quick chart to track his success and hung it right by his potty seat.

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Each time he sits on the potty for 3 minutes, he gets to choose a car sticker to add to the chart. This is his immediate reward.

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Once he sits on the potty 10 times, he earns ice cream (he chose this reward). This is the long-term goal and reward.

There are lots of possibilities for using this chart with other behaviors. Here are just a few ideas:

Staying in bed all night

Using kind words with a sibling/friend

Keeping underwear dry for a specified amount of time

Using words when upset (instead of whining or crying)

Sharing

With these types of behavior charts, I start off with an easily obtainable goal, then work up to something more challenging. For example, you may start with earning a sticker when underwear is dry for 20 min. Once they have done that successfully 10 times, you can change the expectation to staying dry for 1 hour, etc. For sharing, it may be, “Each time you share, you earn a sticker; after 5 stickers you earn your reward. The following chart, you may have to share 10 times to earn the reward”.

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