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Old 02-18-2017, 09:41 AM
Learning to Parent Learning to Parent is offline
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Default Difference Between Rewarding and Bribing a Child

Where does one draw the line between rewarding a child to encourage him and "bribing" a child?

I want to reward my child every now and then yet I don't want him to have a notion that all his deeds must have an exchange.
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Old 04-29-2017, 03:42 PM
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Hi Learning to Parent,

Just noticed this post. We had a discussion on a very similar question a couple of years ago, and I thought you might like to look at it. You can find it here:-

Best wishes,

I'm Brian, Husband of Rita, Dad to Jonathan and Jennifer, and Granddad to Jessica and Grace.
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:38 AM
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I usually just do verbal rewards, because I don't want it to become an expected thing. Like "thanks for behaving in the store, you can pick out a piece of candy" then every time they want a piece of candy for behaving. So instead I just thank them for behaving, especially if they struggled to do so last time.
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