There seems to be 1000 different ways to motivate your kids these days with incentives and the success of each different "program" really depends on what type of kid you have. My daughter really struggles with trying new things. From gymnastics to cursive writing...new things terrify her mostly because she's a perfectionist and the idea of failure is scary. She gets it from me, and I'm working hard to build her confidence and teach that the most important part of trying something new is that she puts forth the effort, even if it's not perfect! "It doesn't have to be perfect mom, I just gotta try!" is what my daughter has learned to say before every gymnastics or tumbling class, or while working on her homework. This takes a TON of patience, and how we took the first step toward having her try new things was with a STICKER CHART SYSTEM.