Don't get me wrong, I understand their adhesive attributes. Their astonishing allure, however, is rather more difficult to figure out.
The basic rules of parenting suggest that children can be made to do anything just as long as stickers are introduced to the proceedings at an appropriate juncture.
I get the fundamental principles involved in rewarding good behaviour and incentivising achievement. But the power over pre-schoolers that stickers appear to possess seems - to me, at least - to be disproportionate.
I guess that, for as long as said power endures, such incomprehension is irrelevant . . . .
If it works, and all that . . . .
The reason for bringing this up is that, in recent days, I've come into some rather excellent reward stickers.
These come from The Sticker Factory, an established supplier of motivational products to the educational sector that is aiming to break into the household market with a newly-launched Stickers at Home range.
Their general glueyness aside, said stickers do sparkle rather . . . .
Factor in the accompanying extras - including a customised chart and badges (real ones, pins and all) - and the praise-laden package couldn't be more attractive to The B&G.
I'm preparing to use these in a last-ditch attempt to help The G overcome her long-standing aversion to eating.
Should this quest prove successful, the esteem in which I hold stickers and their remarkable influence over children will move to a whole new level . . . .
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