Does your child always forget to make the bed when he gets up? Does he try to sneak out every time you call him to go to the shower? Doesn’t he listen to you when you ask him for something? Are you having trouble meeting your daily obligations? Perhaps the time has come to try the “achievement tree” technique, a simple and fun resource with which you can reverse child disobedience while stimulating their self-esteem and empowering responsibility.
What exactly is the achievement tree?
The original game, suitable for children from 3 to 10 years old, is made up of a magnetic board with a tree drawn on one side and a blackboard on the other. It also includes some magnetic apples that have routines and habits of daily life written down, and stickers of animals, stars, and comets.
How does the achievement tree work?
The tree of achievement technique works through apples, which in turn represent different activities of daily life. At the beginning, the apples are located at the base of the tree, and the objective of the game is to get to place them in the crown. The apples must level up to the branches. However, apples can only be moved if children complete the tasks they represent.
One of the great advantages of this game is that, unlike other educational techniques, the achievement tree works through positive reinforcement, that is, it focuses exclusively on the positive behaviors of children, not on their mistakes or bad behaviors. In this way, the technique manages to consolidate the positive behaviors of the little ones, reducing importance and attention to their inappropriate behaviors until they end up being extinguished.
What are the benefits of using the achievement tree?
The achievement tree is a perfect activity to strengthen communication between parents and children while stimulating a much more positive family environment. In addition, it is an ideal tool to instill in them certain habits and teach them various daily routines that will enhance their autonomy in the long term.
However, one of its greatest advantages lies precisely in its positive effect on child discipline since by focusing on the positive behaviors of children it contributes to their maintenance over time while stimulating the extinction of negative behaviors. In addition, it is a very effective technique to strengthen children’s self-esteem because each time children achieve a new achievement, they will strengthen their self-confidence.