Call it negotiation or compromise, but a bribe is a bribe. And nothing beats extrinsic rewards when dealing with a four-year-old. Thanks to my years of watching Supernanny, I've discovered the invaluable parenting techniques of positive reinforcement, reward charts and the promise of toys and treats to alter any difficult child behavior that I encounter. And is my son ever amenable to it!
Like all parents, I'm constantly dealing with the ever-changing emotions, wants and needs of my son. And it seems like there is a three-day shelf life for all of his behavior. For three days, he'll go to bed easily, run to the bathroom to pee without complaint, and will snuggle with me in bed at night and not wake me up every five minutes to ask me a question. But once those three days of reprieve are over, it's back to discipline and getting frustrated when he won't do what I'm asking of him. And though I appreciate his strength of character and independent nature, life seems much easier whenRead More »from I Bribe My Kids And I’m Not Ashamed (Thanks, Supernanny!)