HIGHER LEVEL PARENTING
III. TECHNIQUES
2. Body Logic
fr_24902b1_1II. BODY LOGIC
If Mom occasionally shows up with cookies a half hour or so after the kids have started their homework, an association will be formed between homework and cookies (and Mom showing up). This association is not voluntary, it can't be blocked, and it may remain totally unconscious, but it will forever mix the delight of Mom's cookies with the doing of homework. Fifty years later, it will still be in effect.

If Mom shows up at irregular intervals (Intermittent Conditioning) the effect is even more powerful. In a young child, it can create the conviction that Doing Enough Homework Makes Cookies Show Up.

1. Not-Doing
2. Deconditioning
3. The Now-and-Then Tooth fairy

 

 

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