GOOD PUPPY Tickets are the perfect positive reinforcement. Tickets can be good (green or blue) and given as rewards to promote good behavior, or bad (yellow or red) and given for infractions to curb unwanted behavior. Since research shows that positive consequences are more effective than negative consequences, it is recommended to first put the focus on promoting good behavior. Meaning that, if there is a negative behavior to be curbed, it is the behavior wanted that should be encouraged. If tantrums are a problem, sporadically give the child a green or blue ticket for behaving well in a situation when the child would usually throw a tantrum. This will incentivize the child to learn to cope with his or her frustrations in order to be noticed for good behavior.
To implement this tool, make sure to first fill out the value or reward on the back side of each ticket, then catch children at the right time and sponsor that good behavior by rewarding them with a green or blue ticket. Randomly reinforcing good behavior is the quickest way to getting children on the right track. Yellow and red tickets can be reserved for behaviors that need to be addressed.
To build this tool, print both sides of your GOOD PUPPY Tickets, cut them out and fill out the backs with rewards for green and blue and privilege losses for yellow and red and put Roger to the test!