Noah came home from school the other day while I was away all proud of himself. Their school gives out Bravos to students when they are caught being or doing something good. Positive reinforcement at it’s finest. They can then save up these bravos and trade them in for a reward.
Noah found that if he picks up garbage out side and someone sees him they will give him a bravo. At first this was good intention, but what he was proud of was because he found an easier way. He told Jen:
Today I took my own garbage from my lunch outside and showed the teacher before I put it in the garbage and I got a bravo. I didn’t even have to try to find any outside.
Jen had a bit of a talk about honestly with him after that.