Just a quick update on the rewards for staying focused on his flashcards. As I mentioned before, he gets one M&M for every 4 questions he completes without distraction. Today, when Monster came home and we sat down to do his flashcards, he said that he didn’t want any M&Ms for doing them. And proceeded to have one of his best days ever as far as focusing. He got a bit distracted in between tasks, when we switched to doing writing practice, but on the whole I’m really happy with how the rewards worked out.
If he wants the reward back another day, I’ll bring it back, and keep gradually increasing the number of cards he has to stay focused for in order to get one, but if he doesn’t say anything, and keeps focusing this well, that’s pretty much mission accomplished!