Should parents bribe their kids?

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  • Danny Chipman Lehi, UT
    Nov. 6, 2012 10:30 a.m.

    There's also the threat of natural consequences--get good grades or be held back a year. Contribute to the running of the household or forget about receiving those benefits. Be responsible with media/device use or lose those privileges.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Nov. 5, 2012 2:35 p.m.

    Everything we do teaches our children to demand more and more for their performance. If we're going to do away with these 'bribes' then there is no way our children will succeed without radically changing society at the same time.

  • ryanmiller jacksonville, FL
    Nov. 5, 2012 1:58 p.m.

    I don't think that it is good to idea to bribe your kids. Tech them to do well and expect them to do well, then occasionally reward them for doing so. IF you bribe them you are raising a dependency of expectation and no foundation of hard work. I feel it's ok to monitor the communication and cell phone activity of children to make sure they are on task. Most children fall behind because they are texting friends while in class. It's ok for parents to put Phone Sheriff on their kids smart phone to make sure they are staying on task. instead of trying to bride our kids, I say monitor them to make sure they are on task and safe.