When I was little I didn’t like to wear my seat belt. It got to the point that my Dad told me that every time I got my seat belt on without having to be asked he would give me a quarter. All of the sudden I was always wearing my seat belt. Even though I don’t remember ever being paid for getting it on by myself, I have been a seat belt wearer ever since.
I now have a child who struggles with the seat belt. He doesn’t mind wearing it, it just takes him forever to put it on. Then he freaks out when I start driving and he doesn’t have it on yet, wanting me to wait for him. So, what did I do? Last week I told him that every time he gets his seat belt on before I get mine on I will give him a quarter. So far he’s earned 3 quarters and I haven’t had to wait for him to get his seat belt on.