Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I'm One Proud Mama!

My daughter has been doing pretty well on the money front lately. We've been working on improving her compliance when we ask her to do things. She can earn up to 50 cents a day for following requests. This from of positive reinforcement appears to be working. She's been much better at doing what we ask her to do! Yay!

She had Martin Luther King's birthday off, so I had to take her to run errands with me. I told her that we were going to go to Target then to Whole Foods. When she heard we were going to Whole Foods, she ran over to her piggy bank and took $.45 cents out. She told me that she wanted to put the money in the charity box they have by the cashier at Whole Foods. It was really important to her to give her money to charity.

I was beyond touched by this gesture. I think it's amazing for any soon-to-be 7 year to want to give to charity on their own initiative. I think it's even more amazing when that child has autism because many kids on the spectrum do not have the ability to feel empathy for other people. My daughter has really grown in this area and has developed an amazing sense of empathy. She's sweet and kind and caring. I'm so proud of her and all that she's accomplished.

18 comments:

  1. Wow, that is really awesome! Good for her!

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  2. That's awesome but tell her next time that she has to keep some to pay for rent.

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  3. That is so sweet, she is a little pet :) jen

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  4. I am so psyched for you and her!!!

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  5. You don't think she was just angling for a 50 cent reward?

    ;)

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  6. That is great! What a good kid you're raising!

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  7. That's really sweet and compassionate. I only give to charity when there is chocolate (for me) involved in the transaction.

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  8. That's fantastic. A testament to her mama I'm sure!

    Unfortunately, donating it is about all you do with 50 cents at Whole Foods :)

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  9. Ah, what a sweetheart! Sounds like she really has come a long way :)

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  10. You should be proud, she's awesome!!!!

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  11. That is fantastic! Teaching children about charity is so important but I would have never expected a 7 year old to really get it, but she did!

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  12. That is so wonderful! My eyes got all watery. Must be allergies...because I totally wasn't crying over your sweet story. ;)

    (The Mom Adventures)

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  13. That is really special. No wonder you are so proud.

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  14. Oh my word! She understands charity?! Amazing.

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  15. That is the sweetest! You really should be proud!

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