Rewarding Not Spoiling

In trying to encourage good behavior, you might be tempted to offer your child a reward like a new toy or cookie.


But material rewards don’t always drive home the right reason for the behavior. Try to connect good behavior with a related reward—preferably one that isn’t materialistic.

For example, if your child picks up her toys without a fuss, you can play a game together before dinner because there will be extra time to do this.

Disclaimer: This page is not intended to provide medical advice about your child. Always seek the advice of a physician, qualified healthcare provider or child-development specialist with any questions you have about your child's health, medical condition or development. Never disregard, avoid or delay contacting a doctor or other qualified professional because of something you read here.

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