I have been taking inventory of my parenting skills lately. I do this on occasion to kinda keep myself in check and focus on the things I need to improve on.
One of the things I’m aware of isn’t he fact that I’m so tired all of the time.
On most days, it takes a great amount time and energy to get my kid to cooperate and get things done. They aren’t disobedient, it’s just that there are so many factors that influence where they are on any given day.
Sometimes between me being tired and them being, well, who they are, I have to employ alternative methods in order to accomplish what needs to get done.
On occasion, I’ve been known to offer incentives for them to listen. Alright, it’s less of an incentive and more of a bribe. I’m not exactly proud of this but sometimes the boys need something to focus on and I need sanity.
On that note, I thought we could share some stories of times we’ve had to bribe our kids. What sort of things did you use as bribery? Did it work?