"If you do this then ..." The ... could be a toy, a hug, or a kiss. But most of the time, it's something sweet.
If you take your medicine, we will give you a piggy nose (gummy treat from London) and M&M.
If you go potty and get ready, I will give you a fruit snack package.
If you get your shoes on and go right to the car, we will give you a "fun snack bag."
If we leave the restaurant now and go home and see Daddy, you can have a rice crispie treat.
It hit me last night that we keep incenting her with sweets. This is not good. She's starting to look pudgie, she does have three cavities and it's not a good habit to get into.
I am going to have to research alternative incentives that work ... a hug or kiss aren't going to work for long.
And I can't start with new toys. Any ideas?