Need to potty train the kid? Offer him a ride on a train.
Struggling on a subject in school? Reward is a train ride.
We bought toys. Lots of toys......when trying to potty train him. Nothing worked. He didn't want any of it. He didn't want candy or any other reward system we read about. And then Dr. Phil offered some advice one day......
Find their hot button and thats what you use. (For the record, I DO NOT watch Dr. Phil. My mother does.)
Nicks hot button was trains. So we researched Amtrak and Metrolink and came up with a plan. Within a week, he was potty trained. That was almost 3 years ago. Every hurdle we run into seems to end with a train ride. Some of the conductors on the Metrolink may or may not recognize us. Not going to admit 100% to that one. *winkwink*
Anyway, we've been working on a particular hurdle lately and we finally seemed to beat it. His reward was a train ride down to San Diego.