Using Food to Coax Your Child May be Putting Them at Risk

Using Food to Coax Your Child May be Putting Them at Risk

by Rismary Cabrera
Parenting is not always easy. When a fussy child is misbehaving or stubbornly refusing to budge, some parents naturally want to motivate them to get them to comply. If, for instance, you are at the grocery store and your six-year-old is cranky and acting out, telling them they can have candy if they are good can seem like a reasonable way to wait in the checkout line quietly. The problem is that bribing kids to gain compliance, especially with food, send the wrong message.