12 Of The Craziest Bribes Parents Had To Make To Get Their Kids To Do Things

Ideally, we could never raise our voices, never need to rehash a guideline, and our kids would listen mindfully. In any case, what fun would that be? Call it "motivator," call it "inspiration," however in all actuality, there comes a period when a parent must surrender the act of flawless child rearing and haul out a fresh $20 to complete some yard work.

Ideally, we could never raise our voices, never need to rehash a guideline, and our kids would listen mindfully. In any case, what fun would that be? Call it “motivator,” call it “inspiration,” however in all actuality, there comes a period when a parent must surrender the act of flawless child rearing and haul out a fresh $20 to complete some yard work.

Pay Per Photo

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“Picture this: Beautiful setting, matching outfits, begging [my] 6-year-old to just smile once for the picture and she’s only making faces. Finally I screamed. ‘I’ll pay you!’ Click. It really is a great picture.” — Amy W.

Quitting Smoking

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“I once told my kid that I’d quit smoking if he got three home runs in one baseball season. I thought there was no way he’d ever do that — he’s on the small side. I was nervous after the second one. After the third one (he ended up with five that year), I had to admit defeat. That was five years ago, I’m still smoke-free.” — Anonymous