Let's not confuse bribes with rewards

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Registered: 09-16-2004
Let's not confuse bribes with rewards
Tue, 06-22-2010 - 12:43am

I recently read a book on disciplining children of all ages (disciplining is quite a challenge for parents of young children as I can tell from my own experience!). I didn’t find the book too enlightening, but one specific paragraph gave me some food for thought. The author was discussing incentives and rewards you could offer your child for good behavior. He then issued a strong warning: never, ever confuse a bribe with a reward. I’ve put together a post to share this information with other parents: