Tell me the truth. Is this a bad parent thing or just finding a way through a problem.
Son #2 has always responded to incentives.
Son #2 has not been practicing his bass clarinet.
Son #2 has always wanted to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Son #2 gets to watch one Buffy episode with me for every 40 minutes of (quality) practice he does.
Son #2 practiced for over 2 hours on the weekend. His teacher was amazed at his progress.
Son #2 is 10. My desire for him to practice his clarinet is clearly greater than my desire for his mind to stay free from vampires, monsters, witches and demon-slaying teenage girls in short skirts.