Long-range strategies better than bribes

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Long-range strategies better than bribes

Question: Ms. Bonnie, I’ve fallen into a bad habit of using rewards and bribes for my 4-year-old son, and when they don’t work, I find myself becoming controlling, frustrated and even giving up. I need help.

This question addresses the core of relationship-building in parenting.

In a nutshell, there is a better way because, as you’ve experienced, bribes and rewards are short-term strategies, not long-range effective tools.

In reality, bribes a...

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