Incentives work, parents. Don't ever feel bad for using them.

*pulls up old man pants* Back in my day, we called it bribery. But, since that's been associated with politicians, criminals and other baddies, let's use this word: incentive.

Homework is an every-night occurrence in our household, and 80% of the time, it's a fight. What kid really wants to do their homework, right? We get it. The struggle is real.

However, we've been using incentives lately. And last night's incentive worked like a charm, even though I was publicly humiliated in the process. Whatever, I don't care. He finished his math homework in three minutes FLAT. That's pretty impressive.