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No More Bribes: How to Help Your Kid Want to Succeed

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It's become a regular battle...

By Jasmine Evans

Your child has homework and doesn't want to do it. It's more of a struggle than the debate over brussels sprouts for dinner. You threaten to take away television and video game privileges. That doesn't work. So, you offer extra TV time, then candy, then money. Money catches your child's attention, but two weeks later, you run out of cash and you're right back where you started.

You can avoid this complicated (and expensive) hassle by working on increasing your child's intrinsic motivation.