It is such a simple idea and very easy to implement with children. Parents can use fun to motivate children to do things they don’t want to do. For example, if a child is resisting brushing teeth, going into the bathroom together and singing a funny song may be motivation enough. If getting dressed is a struggle, initiate a game of tickle, act silly and turn getting dressed into something fun. Instead of demanding that a child clean up the toys, turn on some music, dance around and turn it into a game. To bring out the best in a child, don’t demand good behavior, motivate it with fun.
Daniel Adatto, MA, BCBA