Incentives are useful everywhere, but sometimes the correct application is counterintuitive. Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal offered the following tips from the experts:
1. Try many times — fifteen or more — to get your kids to eat their vegetables. Most parents give up too soon.
2. Bribing, punishing, and celebrating when the kid eats the vegetables are all counterproductive.
3. "Use tasty toppings."
4. If the kid doesn’t eat the vegetables, grab them from his plate and gobble them up yourself.
5. Eat your own vegetables in great quantity and with great delight.