Every parent knows that bribery goes alooong way when dealing with a toddler! Struggling to potty train? Introduce a
bribery reward system. Battling to get your toddler to eat? Offer them a bribe reward!
Offering Ava a reward for a task completed has always worked very well for us, whether it was getting her to use the toilet or getting her to eat her dinner. If there was a reward offered, you bet she’d do it. Initially stickers on a chart worked really well but she soon tired of that and it was no longer a great reward for her, so when being offered a sticker for eating her dinner, she’d give me a rather bored look and wander off.
Then I had a moment of pure genius! Rayman Raving Rabbids!
And I remembered that in our warehouse we still had left over figurines from the last release of Rayman Raving Rabbids. A quick call to the warehouse and I’d organised a bulk box of these cute around-the-world figurines.
We started using them as a
bribe reward for Ava a couple of week’s ago and the results have been astonishing! Within a couple of days her potty training was sorted! And dinner time is no longer a supreme battle of wills.
Me: Ava, if you eat just ONE smackaroo, Mommy will fetch you a bunny!
Ava: nom nom nom Dewishious! Lets get a bunny!
We now have a collection of these funny little bunnies everywhere, in the bath, in Ava’s bed, even chewed up in the dogs bed!
But they are working, they are the ultimate in
bribes rewards for her!
The only time this
bribe reward system appears to be failing is getting her to poop in the toilet! We are still struggling with this and I am still spending time each day, dry heaving with toilet paper wadded in my hand, scooping poop out of her pants!
bribery reward system has worked best for you?