My children were out of control so I texted Andrew and asked permission to ban all movies, video games, and tv shows for the month of January. He said yes and I am the happiest mama on the block. Blake has never learned how to transition off of media so this has been a breath of fresh air. I wish I could pull the plug forever, but I know the lesson of self-regulation is an obvious need. I myself do not believe in potty charts with gold stars or toys used as carrots, but instead try to foster a conversation about the issue (plus lots of rags and carpet cleaner). It isn't working on either end so I am going to need to find that middle ground for Blake and his siblings. I wish the boy wanted to throw a football in the backyard!