Bribing VS Rewarding: Knowing the Difference

It is important to know the difference between a bribe and a reward when dealing with children of all ages. A bribe is typically offered in desperation when a parent become frustrated with a child’s behavior. A reward, on the other hand, is something that is established in advance to provide your child with an incentive to engage in appropriate behavior. Using rewards instead of bribes enables you to control your frustration as well as your child’s.

Dr. Michael Clatch, Psy. D
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