Katarina - posted on 12/13/2010 ( 197 moms have responded )
I don't use candy or other food as a reward for positive behaviours. Too many snacks can set your child up to develop cavities, diabetes and obesity.
Instead, my husband and I use colourful bandaids(That my son picks out at the store) as a reinforcer. We use them sparingly and don't "reward"(i hate this term) for things that should be done or for listening to us when he's about to do something wrong. For those behaviours we give him tons of hugs and kisses and tell him he's doing great!