When a good butt whooping will do. I’m sorry, but this has to be something that is prevalent among my “lighter” complexioned brethren, because black momma’s don’t play that bribe stuff.
Call it a reward, or just “bribery.” Whichever it is, many parents today readily admit to buying off their children, who get goodies for anything from behaving in a restaurant to sleeping all night in their own beds. Often, the rewards are for behaviors their own parents would have simply expected, just because they said so.
The new dynamic — sometimes seen as a backlash to that strictness — has some parenting experts wondering if today’s parents have gone too soft.
Heck yeah, parents have gotten soft. You noticed I said “momma’s” above, because while I talk tough, I give into my kids a lot more than my parents did with me. In my house, my wife is the bad cop most of the time. I’m fun guy. But it suits me, I’m daddy. However, I’m no pushover, I will get with their program when I have to. Of course, that’s when my wife makes me. – LOL!
Many Parents Admit They Bribe Their Kids
Posted by Rich (subbing for Lo)