Mom Confessions: I Bribe My Children
It's time for a Mom Confession -- because, let's face it, we're real mothers and sometimes it doesn't work the way the parenting books say it should.
This Week's Confession:
-- I bribe my toddlers. I don't care what anybody says, it works.
Except I see as more as a reward system. Little kids need physical or material incentive sometimes. Plus, this is the real world. We nail the deal, we get a raise. We make the best cake, we win a prize.
My kids get money for doing well in preschool, something special for picking up their toys, and chocolate for going potty. It's working out great.
My parents did the same thing for me when I was little, and I turned out fine. I still know how to do good things as an adult without expecting something in return. -- anonymous
- Yes 69%
- No 6%
- It depends -- read my comment. 24%
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Do you bribe or reward your toddlers? Is there a difference? Why shouldn't toddlers be taught to operate the same way that we grownups do in the professional world?
We all have secrets and opinions -- so thanks to this brave mom for sharing her honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation non-judgemental!