Originally Posted by natensarah
I also liked your comment about bribery. I've often felt this ickiness about "sticker charts", which lots of my friends use, but never really been able to understand why, and I think you clarified it. Sorry to be totally OT, but it seems like bribery and rewards, while not only being a form of punishment when you take them away or don't give them, are a dishonest way to tell your child what you want. Confusing for the child, I would imagine, as well as demeaning.
It's not discussed unless in a positive way after the fact, as in "Yay! Let's go put a sticker on the sticker chart!"
So while sticker charts can be abused, for us it's a whole different animal and a very positive one at that...
Just my $.02...