Tricking My Three-year-old into Cooperating

The kids’ swim school shut down for two weeks over the winter holidays, and reentry has been extremely painful. A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I had to force Kaylee into her car seat, only for her to make herself vomit....more

Why Is Candy The Reward?

I'm noticing a trend lately at my children's grade school, and it really shouldn't come as a big shock really.  Candy is being used as an incentive and reward! This week in particular, my daughter has walked out of school almost everyday, chomping on some sort of candy or fruit roll-up or something similar.  I ask, "What Are You Eating?" and she quickly replies candy.  "Why Do You Have Candy?" The answer is that it is a reward for work....more