We've promised my 3 year old son an aquarium for when he completes potty training.
Progress has not been as good as we'd like (he pees on the potty almost every day, but has only pooped once). Our pediatrician suggested a chart, with specific goals he could work for, to make it more "real" than a nebulous promise of an aquarium when he's done.
We took him to the pet store, and had him pick out the tank, inhabitants, and ornaments.
We're planning on placing pictures of each of the items he picked out on a board, with specific goals associated with each item that he can work towards, and see progress with stars under each item.
For example, to get the aquarium itself, he'd need to complete all other goals, plus go x number of days in "big boy underwear" without an accident.
We've got between 10 and 14 different rewards to incorporate. He picked out 14 things, but I felt that that might be too many (plus I'm not sure we can fit all of that in one aquarium).
We want to start him right off the bat with feeling like he's making progress (so maybe something really easy for the first reward?), and we want to ensure that he continues to be motivated to continually make progress.
What goals should we set for each reward?