I always said, "people who say you shouldn't bribe your kids, doesn't have any!!" And I still agree with that. I have just made a deal with my 12 yr old. I agreed to buy him a used pocket rocket if he gets all A's and B's on his next report card! There are some conditions to this agreement. If in fact he does get this pocket rocket, HE will be responsible for the maintenance, the fuel, and for any and all safety equipment needed for him to be allowed to ride it legally. We have drawn up the "contract". I have entered into this agreement because he hates school and feels that it is not needed. Last report card was C's, D's (lots of these) and F's. I even threaten to have him held back. This didn't bother him. Here's to hoping that this bribe will work!!! If this bribe doesn't work any ideas?!