Jump to content

The Bribable Child


  • Please log in to reply
16 replies to this topic

#1 raven74

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:12 PM

Costs a fortune!
When it was time to say goodbye to dummies at 2, it was with the promise of a teddy.  
Day toilet training was done with stickers and a "potty present" at the end of each day (in this case a small box with a pair of knickers, a $1 plush toy and a snake).  She pushed that one out for 10 days.
This week we've successfully night trained.  It's cost me interactive dinosaurs.  One for the first night she used the potty, only had a bed bottle and woke with a dry bed in the morning.  She got that dinosaur, no worries at all.  She was very proud.
Cue the next moring, with those wide blue eyes and little chipmunk voice "Mummy I am dry again, I'd like a pink dinosaur!"
Daddy  melts and says ok.  
Same the next day. The kid is milking it.
I then tell her she has to have a dry night with NO bottle and wearing knickers to bed.  In fact, the bottles have to go in the bin (she's been a bit of a bottle addicts since coming off the boob).  That kid melted the tiles racing to the bin.
Another dinosaur.

I hope it means I can bribe her for good grades, good behaviour, getting rid of bad influences in friends and lovers...  I can see this starting to get into the big leagues!
Do you have a bribable child?
And yes, clearly she's been a bit spoilt. No more dinosaurs. laugh.gif

Edited by raven74, 16 January 2013 - 06:13 PM.


#2 jayskette

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

The ad for the potty with iPad attachment must have been designed for you  biggrin.gif

#3 raven74

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:20 PM

Do NOT tell my DH this.

#4 Jupiter123

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:23 PM

I wish I had a bribeable child.  I have yet to find anything I can bribe DD with.

#5 VintageEyes

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

QUOTE (jupiter123 @ 16/01/2013, 06:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wish I had a bribeable child.  I have yet to find anything I can bribe DD with.

Me too. He is so not extrinsically motivated. If I say he won't get the reward if he doesn't do x, he just says he doesn't want it. Sigh. Still trying to find his currency.

#6 deejie

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

I used lollies to potty train DS1 for poo. Cut up a snake in to 5-6 little pieces, you'd think I'd given him a whole bag he was so excited  ph34r.gif

I love having a bribable child. The key is only pulling out the bribe when you are desperate. Like cleaning poo out of underwear every day for two weeks straight!  wink.gif


#7 bees-knees

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:31 PM

I also wish I had a bribeable child. I would pay just about anything to make toilet training move along faster!

#8 *Nasty*Squeekums*

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:37 PM

Hot wheels cars will buy me anything with DD. She has 25L tub half full atm, set to become full with TT I suspect lol

#9 Bluemakede

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

I have a bribable niece (teens), I got some hello kitty stuff (cost less than $5) asked her what she'd do for me to have it. She's vacuuming my floors for me  happy.gif

#10 unicorn

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

It gets worse as they get older, speaking from experience  ph34r.gif

#11 whale-woman

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

We have a bribable one here.
Smarties and stickers for TT, Virtual clothes on Nurdletime app for tooth brushing (saved our sanity) and icecream today for being good about going to childcare (35 wks pg and didn't feel up to dealing with crying and clinging at the drop off when I was already late for work)


#12 Lim Lam

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:57 PM

3 of my 4 are bribable, the 4th only if he REALLY wants something, or he'll just shrug and say nah dont want it/want to

#13 twinboys

Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:05 PM

We have just moved interstate and so many people ask us how we managed to convince the kids to leave a school that they loved and all their friends behind..... all it took was the promise of bunk beds and a getting a dog.

The bunk beds are yet to be assembled - they are in the still in garage and the dog is being currently 'baked' by the mama dog!!

#14 Mercurial

Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

My kids are both bribeable.  It definitely has it's benefits but sometimes leads to an unfortunate opinion that they will only behave/do as requested for payment.  

Jelly beans were good for toilet training.  Though once wees were being produced every five minutes just for a jelly bean, it was only poos that got a jelly bean.  DD especially can always produce one on command if she thinks there's lollies in the offering.

#15 Mummy Em

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:09 PM

The trouble with bribes is the tendency to require bigger and better ones to get the same effect. You know this is going to be reaaaaally expensive by the time she's a teenager, don't you...

#16 Peppery

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:50 PM

DD's currency for toilet training was smarties and eating all of her dinner is rewarded with riding her scooter at the park. Win win for both - Miss fussy eater tries everything I put in front of her and I get a solid hour of exercise each night chasing her as she zooms along.

#17 ubermum

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

QUOTE (jupiter123 @ 16/01/2013, 07:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wish I had a bribeable child.  I have yet to find anything I can bribe DD with.



QUOTE (VintageEyes @ 16/01/2013, 07:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Me too. He is so not extrinsically motivated. If I say he won't get the reward if he doesn't do x, he just says he doesn't want it. Sigh. Still trying to find his currency.


Me three. She has no currency. Me crying works a little bit, but not for long and I only play that card when I have exhausted every other avenue because it feels wrong.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Postnatal depression and the feelings that scare mums most

"I was shocked and horrified that I'd had this thought. That's not me."

A toddler’s step-by-step guide to avoiding bedtime

How many of these tactics does your toddler employ at bedtime?

Melbourne - get your FREE tickets!

Register now for your free ticket (valued at $20) for the Melbourne Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores.

The great toddler chase: every pregnant mum's nightmare

This is the funniest photo ever. We've all been there!

Would you do this to your baby in a carseat?

One mum looked that fear in the face and shared how important it is to think about adjusting the straps on our kids' car seats.

The secret to fitness after having a baby

It turns out that taking a more flexible approach might be the best way to make it happen.

Frustrated mum's genius plan to stop dinner time battles

Hands up who is sick and tired of cooking dinner for their kids every night only to have them complain about what's on their plate.

Photo shoot captures the dirty work of parenting

What do you do when you want a sweet maternity shoot but it just won't stop raining?

Could this simple thing help you avoid the 'baby blues'?

Researchers are now looking at whether the nutrients you ingest after giving birth can help reduce your likelihood of developing the baby blues.

We face more judgement than our mums did, study finds

We're judged more than our mums were - science says so.

As a mum, it's hard to ask for help. And that needs to change

Yesterday was a bad day for me. I started feeling ill a couple of days ago but battled on, as we do.

Why I don't care about your gender reveal

So you're having a baby? That's great, babies are awesome.

Dad's simple baby soothing hack

When this dad's baby wouldn't stop crying he took matters into his own hands. He also recorded what he did to let other people in on the simple hack and now it's going viral.

Husband gives birth after his wife was unable to fall pregnant

After his wife struggled to conceive, transgender man Chris Rehs-Dupin decided to give it a go.

10 things I thought about motherhood before I actually became a mum

Everyone is a parenting expert until they have kids – right?

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Win 1 of 10 awesome Peppa Pig prize packs

Who loves Peppa? We have 10 packs to give away - including family passes to see the brand new movie, in cinemas March 16!

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

28th - 30th April, 2017, Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

 

Free ticket offer

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

28th - 30th April, 2017, Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.