Do you struggle to provide reinforcement when your child isn’t cooperating? Parents will often ask me why they should be “giving in” to certain behaviors. Enter the reinforcement vs. bribery infographic. This is a easy way to see the differences between the two.
When you use reinforcement you ensure that lasting behavior change will occur and the adult remains in charge. Whereas bribery stops a behavior in the moment, but won’t necessarily continue to work over time. It also gives your child negotiating power and makes compliance a choice. Check out this reinforcement vs. bribery infographic highlighting the differences between the two.