Dr. Kerry White Brown, an esteemed Orthodontist with nearly 20 years’ experience, looks at why we bribe our kids and whether that is ever advisable.
Columbia, South Carolina — November 17, 2016 — Carolina Orthodontist Kerry Brown White recently published a new article “Is Bribing Your Toddler or Young Kids EVER a Good Idea?”
As Dr. White Brown says, “It’s so tempting sometimes… You have so much to do. You could get it all done if only the kids would stop [whining / crying / screaming / fighting] for just five minutes. Okay, maybe 30. But still… the point is, if they would give you just a little peace for just a little bit, it would make all the difference in the world.”
She goes on to empathize with the efforts the reader has likely taken such as reasoning with the child / children, pleading, or even—mild threats. If none of these work, she asks, is it just hopeless?
It is at this point, she explains, some parents begin to bribe their kids. However, she cautions, experts are split on whether this is ever a good idea. Even if it does buy the parent(s) a few moments of needed peace.
Dr. White Brown then outlines why some experts believe this way. Yet, she doesn’t stop there. She does go on to offer some of her own ideas for avoiding bribery by its strictest definition, by turning your strategies more into rewards.
As she states, “Re-framing a “bribe” intended to prevent or stop bad behavior, into a reward for doing something desired, totally shifts everything. It transforms into positive reinforcement and actually encourages more of the “good” behavior in the future.”
To read the full article on how to improve your time management quickly and easily, see: http://whitebrownsmiles.com/is-bribing-your-toddler-or-young-kids-ever-a-good-idea/
Dr. Kerry White Brown has been setting the standards for delivering high quality orthodontic care since 1998. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Benedict College she attended Howard University College of Dentistry, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and completed her orthodontic specialty training.
She is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, South Carolina Association of Orthodontists and the North Carolina/South Carolina Damon® Study Club. Dr. White Brown is a native of Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina. She and her husband have two sons.