Sometimes I just want to throw my hands up in the air and scream “I give up!” at the top of my lungs… oh wait, I have actually done that! Parenting is not easy and there are some days that wear on me more than others… today looks like it has potential to be one of those days.
Up until my mother’s wedding this past Saturday, Noah had been doing well in the potty training department. I finally thought that he “got it” and we were having very few, if any, accidents. I wish I could say the same right now! He’s also gotten a bit of an attitude towards us, which we are trying to stop before it gets too bad. I’ve thought about hanging up a chart on the fridge so that we track and reward him for good behavior and was happy to hear that there is a website that can help me with that!
I heard about GoalForIt.com through MomSelect and took the time to check it out. I found that the site can very quickly and easily help me make behavior charts for Noah, which I can then either leave on check off online, or print out to hang up here at home in a spot where he can see it. Once I realized that I could not access and use the site the way it is meant to me used while using Google Chrome as my browser, I was ready to go! The chart was very easy to put together and I loved that it was a combination of both pictures and words… so much easier for my non-reading toddler to understand. It also gives you the option to make your own custom behavior or chore tiles, though I have to admit that when I tried to do that I got was a blank tile in my behavior chart. I opted to leave everything online and not print it out, I didn’t want the extra paper clutter on the fridge. I was given the option to have email reminders though… either daily or weekly… I thought that was great, since I have a problem remembering things unless I see them or am reminded of them.
Over all, I think GoalForIt.com is a good site for parents (and kids) who love and need charts. I really liked that it was free! I would like to see them work on browser compatibility though. I have to be honest, it was very frustrating trying to make a chart while using Chrome and not be able to complete the task. If I hadn’t decided to try the site while using IE (which I never use), I probably would have given up on it without knowing what it could really do.