GOOD PUPPY Weekly Journal Pages help build a structure children can rely on. Going over behavior at the end of the day provides a safe environment for children to ask questions away from emotional responses. When used at home, it prompts children to go to bed without a fuss. Incentives, such as GOOD PUPPY Gift Certificates, activities or Play Cash, can be based on daily or weekly journal results. The daily notes will build into a progress report and eventually into a journal.
To implement this tool, establish a “safe time” without any criticisms or taboos to create an opportunity for children to bring up any questions they may have without judgments or negative consequences. The GOOD PUPPY Journal should be filled out with calm and patience, as this is a time for understanding and bonding. Go over the day with children and write down their main behaviors and consequences or keep it short and narrow the day to one level with a quick note.