i have two children 3 and 5 when i take them grocery shoping i go staraight to the toy section they each pick out a toy to play with while i am shopping,, if they are good through the entire shopping "experience" they get to keep it if not it goes back on the shelf? is it bribing ?? what's your thought???Answer Question
Answer by Lyndall at 11:57 AM on Dec. 15, 2008
Answer by boyer94 at 11:59 AM on Dec. 15, 2008
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 12:03 PM on Dec. 15, 2008
In my opinion, you are bribing them and it is a bad habit to get into. They need to know that they need to behave out of obedience and because it is the right thing to do. Otherwise, you are going to raise greedy kids who only do something for what they can get out of it.
Answer by Mishelly728 at 12:09 PM on Dec. 15, 2008
I have to use rewards/consequences with my DS (autism). I expect him to listen to me because it is the right thing to do, but when he does the right thing I give him a treat. It can be traveling his favorite route home or buying him a box of cookies. If he doesn't behave it's business as usual, he doesn't get a treat. It may be bribing, but it helps me with my son. I think the older they get and understand the less you have to do this.
Answer by Austinsmom35 at 2:01 PM on Dec. 15, 2008
Answer by micrespo at 3:25 PM on Dec. 15, 2008