Interesting Precedent

May 2, 2008 by
Filed under: Emma 

We’ve been using the reward [1] system to get her to to eat her vegetables.

You know; “Emma, eat your vegetables, and you can have some [insert desert here].”

It often works, but the payoff isn’t apparently great enough for her to finish her spinach or asparagus.

This evening, she finished her peas, and then horked down all of her fudge, and half of Margaret’s. So I told her that since she ate all her fudge, she could have some broccoli!

Amazingly, she went for it, and actually ate the broccoli.


  1. Yeah, I know. Another word for it is “extortion” or “bribery.” Though I prefer “direct compensation.”


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