"The Interrupt Rule - Genius idea to teaching kids how to get your attention appropriately without interrupting." We started trying this and IT WORKS (WORKED). It took a couple tries, but lil'fluffy started to understand that we would get to his needs ASAP. Bloody Genius.
This is something we do often in our home. Whenever we ask a child to do something and he or she responds with "I'd love to!" then a pom pom goes in the jar. When it's full, we go out for frozen yogurt. We don't do it ALL the time, but it's an investment in a habit that has resulted in sweet responses (even without the yogurt). -April