Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Negotiation vs. Bribery

Discipline measures for a child vary from family to family and from parent to parent. We really try to do the same, but there is a slight discrepancy between what is actually negotiation to get our child to do what he needs to do... then there's bribery. The line is very slim.

I use stickers as a reward. Going on the potty. When I catch him doing a good deed. That type of thing. My husband uses stickers as bribery. "I you do XYZ, I'll give you stickers..."

Enter discussions. Problem solved.

Taking away of prized possessions seems to be the best tactic of them all. Take away when not listening/doing, earn them back when objectives are completed and asked for nicely.

At least that's what works this week.

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