I don’t know about your house, but in ours- especially when Emily has been frequently ill- keeping up on all the treatments and other CF-related care can become quite overwhelming. There is a lot for a kid with CF to do day in and day out- taking all those pills, all those inhaled medications, daily airway clearance, sometimes IV’s or tube feeds. Endless appointments and tests and procedures. And then of course, expectations at home and school as we would have for any of our children.
As is normal for any child, we run into glitches (or stone walls) on occasion. We try various motivating factors, reward systems, charts and the like. If the typical charts have lost some of their charm but a reward system still holds appeal, this app is a great little tool. It’s convenient- you can program in all your children, and the electronic format is appealing to children as well.
Instead of ‘star chart’ format, you name the goal as well as the reward, and insert any photo you choose to represent the reward. It is transformed into a jigsaw puzzle of 6-60 pieces and each time your child accomplishes said task, a puzzle piece is added with a bit of sparkly fanfare. (They can also be removed.) You can program multiple rewards and it keeps track of how many your child has achieved.
We are constantly having to switch things up in our home to keep things moving along and I know it’s the same for all of you. I can see this tool being helpful.