You say "bribery" like it's a bad thing
I've never understood why bribing your kids has such a bad rap.
I mean, who does things without the promise of some sort of reward?
Would you go to work every day if you weren't promised a paycheck?
Would you cook dinner if nobody was going to eat it?
There are some exceptions of course, especially in parenting, but for the most part, we do things for an expected result. So, offering your kids a result, reward, or positive consequence is not such a bad thing!
I'm a firm believer in positive reinforcement. I'd much rather discipline in a positive way wherever possible. In other words, instead of punishing the negative behavior, reward the opposite, positive behavior. Simple example: if the kids are not cleaning their room, instead of punishing them, I'll reward them for cleaning it and keeping it clean.
Now, this obvious doesn't work in every situation. I'm not going to reward my child for NOT smacking his brother, for example.
But rewards....bribery...positive reinforcement...whatever you want to call it, it works. It doesn't have to be anything big, just find your child's currency. Stickers, tattoos (I use fake ones, but it's really none of my business what you do...heh), Zhu Zhu pets......or you could do a point system for bigger rewards, especially for older kids.
It's working right now for a situation with my youngest daughter, it works frequently with my youngest son, and it worked well with my oldest two kids. They're happy, mommy's happy, and that means everyone is happy!