10 Rewards to Inspire Your Child's Best Behavior

There is no magic in parenting. No one gleaming reward will convince your child that chores are fun. But the right incentive can save you from a lot of nagging, reminding, and bribing. Try these 10 parent- and expert-approved prizes that work.

Boring = Impossible?

Our kids can focus for hours on a video game they love, but when it comes to getting through a whole textbook chapter or homework assignment, they are suddenly short on concentration. It's not willful defiance; just another characteristic of this complicated condition. ADHD disrupts willpower, "that intrinsic drive to achieve our goals, even in the face of boredom or adversity," says Russell Barkley, Ph.D.

ADHD makes it harder for our kids to do something tedious in return for a future payoff. But the right reward can help them persist and stick with a task that, absent any external motivation, they might otherwise abandon. 

Read on to learn the top 10 ways to help your child push through dull assignments or chores.
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