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Bribing Children

On Praise and 'Bribes': What the New York Times Got Right (and What It Didn't)

Emma Jenner | Posted 03.30.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

Children need challenges and increased expectations as they age, but change can be scary, and offering rewards -- coupled with choice and a sense of autonomy -- helps make their introduction smoother.

A Parenting Report Card...And A Guinea Pig

Jody Becker | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Jody Becker

For parents it's tough to get reliable feedback whether or not ours is a job well done. So mostly, we assess ourselves, which is an odd performance review system for rookies with a big job and no boss.

Unspoiling Your Child

Richard Bromfield, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Bromfield, Ph.D.

Consider what today's parents face -- the corporate influence, billions of dollars of advertising, and a banking technology that has taught children that money doesn't grow on trees, it comes flying out of ATMs.