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Monday, August 10, 2009

Gummi Bears Work Wonders!

Tonight for family home evening, our lesson was about reverence. All 4 of my kids were reverent throughout the whole lesson! Even Nathan (4 yrs old) and Alexandra (2 years old)! That is a MIRACLE.

Why? Good old fashioned bribery - and it worked like a charm! At the beginning of my lesson, I asked them all to zip their mouths closed and fold their arms and I was going out of the room to get something they all want. None of them moved a muscle as I went to the kitchen, shuffled through the cupboard, and found some gummi bears.

For the rest of our lesson, the 3 older kids were quiet, respectful, listened, and even answered my questions by raise of hand. :) As they answered questions or were sitting nicely, I would throw out a gummi. Upon seeing this, the other kids were prompt to sit up or refold their arms. Awesome!

6 comments:

Piglet de' Erin said...

I promise next time we are invited over I will sit very still if you give me a bag of gummies.

big8smiley said...

LOL! Do you really think it would work?!!

dena4kids said...

LOL! I will try that in sacrament! My kids (and me) have a really hard time with that one!

trudihyer said...

Hey, I taught Nathan in Primary on Sunday and he was great. Guess what, I bribed them with gummi worms there too! Now, for me to be quiet, I'm going to have to be bribed with chocolate!

Lisa said...

Great idea! I'll have to try that one. The handcuffs and duct tape just haven't worked like I hoped they would have.

The Allreds said...

you're such a teacher...gotta use this tactic soon!

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