Don’t get me wrong, I will be the first to admit that I do this. I recently went live on Facebook with my daughter. I have only done this when my husband is home and he is always standing by just incase. After all, toddlers can be completely unpredictable! Well, my husband was not home this time so you can guarantee there was a treat involved to encourage my 2 1/2 yr old to behave during the video. If you haven’t seen it, click HERE to watch (it is the pinned post on Sew Bright’s Facebook Page). And even when you think they aren’t listening, they will remember you promised a treat.
Although I hate to admit that I bribe my child with treats, I try to limit is as much as possible. But you know when you’re out in public and it’s taking every ounce of patience out of you to just keep it together, thats when you just do whatever it takes. No matter how awesome you think your child is, we ALL have those days, so until my daughter realizes that trail mix, granola bars and apple juice are not what I would classify as a “treat”, I will continue to do this!
What other methods do you use to encourage and reward positive behaviour in your children?
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