Lucy’s Reminder Binder

Lucy's Reminder Binder

Lucy’s Reminder Binder

My daughter, Lucy, is almost 5 years old.  She has been reading very well for what seems like forever.  We have recently had some discipline issues that are just “smart mouth” answers or comments she makes she hears elsewhere.  They are age-related, but we don’t like having to yell or say no and explain all the time.  The answer is nearly always the same and we want to keep the answers simple.

One of the ideas we are incorporating into our daily life is called “Lucy’s Reminder Binder”.  This binder consists of small hole drilled index cards.  I use the same type of card folio or binder for my genealogy research.  Lucy and I are working on writing this binder together and each card says something she is supposed to do or a rule if you want to call them rules.  For example, the first one is one of the first things we thought of – “Always say please and thank you.”  We all forget this all the time so Lucy will go to her binder and read this card and see a few examples and any definitions she may not understand involving the rule.

Listen to your mommy and daddy

Listen to your mommy and daddy

Obviously things will be added as we remember them or incidents arise and that is the beauty of the binder – we can add cards if we run out.  Another plus of the binder is we can carry it with us in a purse or backpack for easy reference.  The goal is to have the child look up the rules and learn how to find the answers to the questions they have about their behavior and to discover definitions to words that may be foreign, like RESPECT!

What do you think?


About lucygracesmom

I am a mom of one 10 year old and stepmother to three wonderful adults; ages 20, 23 and 25. The youngest child is just beginning Fifth grade at Ashland Elementary in the Gifted/Quest program. She enjoys playing violin, archery and everything scientific. Mary Stewart is beginning her last year of medical school at Case Western in Cleveland. She and her fiancé, Franklin, plan to marry next June! Charles Morgan just graduated from the College of Charleston and will be beginning Post-Baccalaureate work next month. Betsy is living the college dream at Ole Miss in Oxford studying Business and the most fun ways to party. She plans to take the LSAT next summer! We are very blessed in the family department. My husband is a lawyer specializing in Intellectual Property, computer and entertainment law. We are in the eighth year since starting our own business, Montague Law PLLC. I have the title Operational Manager which means the administrative end of the business (yuk) and now some new and fun work on the firm's website. We live in Lexington, KY or as many know it – horse country. Everything around here is horse-themed and it is a very beautiful area to live in and raise a family. I have many interests that span art, sciences, education, books, computer science and security and one of my greatest passions is design. One of my favorite blogs is Grace Bonney’s Design Sponge. I like living the simple life, spending time with my family and reading and writing about my interests in my blog. One of my hopes in developing this blog is to share with you the many things I enjoy so that you may enjoy them too. I love sharing cool information with people who appreciate it. I like pinning on Pinterest, keeping track of my high school friends, college friends and family on Facebook and don’t tell anyone, but I sometimes re-shelve books at the library because I enjoy it.

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