If you or someone close to you ever face a Bottom Eddie and Richie It’s the Gas man shirt, I hope this posts helps you to keep an overview of the situation and knowing that the person has not changed, is not insane. They just have an illness that cannot be found easily like the 8,000 rare diseases that we currently know of. We’ll start with the negative reinforcement, which simply causes the child to associate certain behaviors with a negative outcome. She was not rewarded by being given attention, being engaged in conversation, being held, or even getting eye contact. The child would usually come out immediately, clearly disaffected by the experience.
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The lack of attention combined with plain boredom, a lack of stimulation, for just a few minutes was all the “punishment” that was required. Most times they knew exactly what they had done to cause that to happen and they never did it again. Every once in a while they would emerge from their room and ask why they’d been confined at which point we would have a nice talk about the behavior. It was great because by that time my temper, if I had one, had settled. We then kept watch for good behavior and made sure to flip her a token a couple of times every day. We never gave one if she asked for it, and only when she engaged in behavior that we wanted to see (reading, playing, etc. This was especially useful for the car, where it was easier to reward good behavior by flipping her a chip than by attempting negative reinforcement which is admittedly quite hard.