My son likes his room dim. He prefers to not have his light on and have his curtains open when he is in his room. In fact that is why none of our windows have blinds (he has broken many blinds trying to look outside or just open them). My son's windows have curtain rods with tab top curtains for easy opening and closing. Even at night he will be in his room with the curtains open and no lights on. When he does turn his light on he leaves the curtains open. I have been trying to get him into the habit of closing his curtains when he puts his light on. Every single time I find his curtains open and the light on I tell him he needs to close the curtains when he puts on the light. I never get a response or acknowledgement when I explain things to him. UNTIL.......he finally does what I have been telling him to do without me around to tell him to do it.
I went into his room this morning and he had the curtains open with no light. He watched Beauty and the Beast this morning and then went upstairs. I went into his room to put his clean laundry away and got very excited by what I saw. His light was on and he had closed his curtains. I gave my son high praise and he got that smile on his face that I love to see when he is being praised for doing something the right way. Yippee!!