I do, but not with healthy food/meals just because my son is stubborn and that doesn't always work. And then I'm either denying him food, which is mean, or I'm going back on what I said, which just lets him know he can walk all over me. I typically have some reward chart set up, currently a 1/2 a kit-kat after dinner. If he does as asked all day then his reward is 2 pieces of a 4 piece kit kat bar after dinner. If not then no candy bar that night. He's 5 now and it works great... when he was younger it was a sticker chart, something more concrete. But if I threatened no dinner every time he wouldn't clean the poor kid would starve to death.
at 1:40 PM on Feb. 9, 2011