Imogen, Julius, and I went to the Telus World of Science this morning. It's a noisy place that Julius enjoys but which tends to overstimulate him. So our deal was that if he got stressed we would leave. We lasted 2 hours: an amazing feat for Julius. As we were walking out, Imogen stopped in her tracks.
Imogen: Mom, can I pay Julius a compliment?
Me: Yes, of course.
Imogen, crouching down in front of Julius so he could see her: Julius I am so proud of you that you made good choices and didn't scream or have any tantrums.
Then she turned to me.
Imogen: MamaJen and I think it's important to let him know when he's done a good job.
Really, I do point out what he does well too!!!