No. 2: Bribery a Parenting Tactic

I Screen Shot 2018-08-27 at 8.33.23 PMhave a friend who used M&Ms for potty training. I didn’t have to do that. At two, my daughter, Tashi, watched a little girl at daycare use a potty and that was that. / From the day she was born until she became a teenager, Tashi was a pleaser. I’d say, “Do your homework.” And even though homework involved sharpening pencils and then losing them and then handstands between every vocabulary word, Tashi did what she was told. / Now, Tashi’s 14 so parenting has evolved into a series of bribes.


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