Of COURSE I Bribe my kid. Usually with candy. Do you? KJ Dell’Atonia defends Child Bribery in this article from the NY Times:
“I produced a bag of chips and spelled it out: “Get in the seat, and you get the chips.” He reached for the booty. I dangled the bag over the seat and — he held up his arms to be lifted in.
Victory. At that moment, the world was mine. As far I as was concerned, he had reached the age of reason. Bribes and threats could now be employed, and he was officially the kind of kid I could handle.”