Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tough Love Update

This past Monday, I saw my little 3 year old that I posted about in Tough Love. Apparently, the same night that they saw me, his parents started having him dress himself and feed himself, and are working toward having him sleep in his own bed. When he came in with his little brother (who was there for his 9 month old checkup), he was more interactive, answered most of my questions, and smiled a few times. His marked improvement earned him a Lightning McQueen sticker and a "yummy stick" (I use flavored tongue depressors, that are impregnated with a nondescript fruity taste but are non-sugared-- kids LOVE them, but I happen to think they taste way overly sweet-- blech). I am all for positive reinforcement.

Thought you would like to know. It sure made my day.

2 comments:

class factotum said...

Don't you love it when you're RIGHT?!

MeanMommyDoc said...

I do... but I love it even more when I'm right and my patient improves... I really don't like it when, to give an example of something that happened recently, I'm right and my patient has leukemia.