I think it's fine to have bribed with McD's and then not followed through. Good on ya! If you had followed thru I think that would have been silly and taught them that you are a pushover. If they really dont take you seriously, which it sounds like they don't, I would take it a step further and cancel something else fun they wanted to do. I'm all for gentle discipline but there comes a line when our kids think they run the show, and then IMO you have to take back the reins.
7/28/09 at 2:25pm