Last week I had the honor of being the speaker at my own MOPS group! MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, an international organization that you should join if you are a Mom of Littles!
I think it's easier to stand up in front of a room of strangers than people I know and care about- it made the stakes extra high that I really want these Moms to benefit from some strategies of ABA! Heck, I want ALL moms to benefit from using ABA! That's why I even write this blog or my book!
I was concerned about filling a whole hour of time with scintillating examples and not bore anyone with my behavior analytic definitions. Well, I had nothing to worry about! These moms asked such good questions as we went along and I felt really good about the discussion that was had!
We talked a LOT about positive reinforcement and how to use it correctly and effectively!
The best ideas for creative reinforcers were:
*Downloading a special song and choreographing a special mother- daughter dance that could only be done after the child successfully ate dinner
*Using scented chapstick (lip smacker type cheapo things) to rub on the back of a toddler's hand for a special treat to sniff when having good behavior
We talked about these strategies and I've already heard from a few of the audience members that they're finding success using some positive behavior supports!
What strategies have you used as a mom lately?
Leanne Page, MEd, BCBA