Most parents hope their kids will grow up to be readers. As adults, we know how cool books are, and we also know how good reading is for the development of little brains.

It can be hard, though, to get kids into it, and to sustain a habit when so many other things are vying from their attention – so if you’re looking for ways to motivate your little to read, here are 12 parents with some ideas that have worked.

12. Parents have to be practical.

Kids will be kids, after all.

11. She will realize it one day.

It will give her a warm feeling of being loved.

10. What fantastic parents.

Those are the moments that stick with your kids.

9. If there’s one thing parents know, it’s reverse psychology.

And it almost always works.

8. Sometimes moms really do know best.

This was one of those times.

7. Because who grounds their kid from reading?

What clever parents.

6. Stealing this as a parent.

Let them be mad for a few years.

5. Everyone is happy in this scenario.

The parents are alone, the kid is reading.

4. From one book lover to another.

We just get each other.

3. What a smart mom!

Who is going to stop reading when chores are waiting?

2. Reading is her job now!

Living the dream, people.

1. I bet they never told their parents, either.

Why would they want to risk a new babysitter?

I’m putting these in my back pocket for when my kids get older!

Do you have any tips for growing readers? Share them in the comments!