How do you reward your children for good grades? Or do you?
Do you think that paying children is a good option, rewarding them another way, or do you feel that this is their responsibility so it is not necessary to provide a reward? Other thoughts?
I believed praise was the best method.
Giving kids money or something similar gives them the wrong idea-- IRL they're not going to get these "extras" for things they should be doing anyway.
In their earliest years, though, an exceptionally-good report card resulted in special treats-- like going out for ice cream, etc.
At the end of my seasonal job we get a bonus for a good job...
@Melissa: seriously? I've never heard of that before. does sound nice, though
Well, my job is just a pool attendant, however I assumed that there could be financial rewards in other fields if you do an exemplary job, but I could just be naive. Kids however do work pretty hard at school, like it's their unpaid job.
Melissa and Starmom, I've heard of bonuses too. My mother used to get a bonus at the end of tax season (she works in an accounting office) and at Christmas for doing a good job.
As for this question, we don't use money, but we celebrate report cards as a family. We let the kids choose a place to go out to eat, or something along those lines just to celebrate a job well done. I'm so proud of them as they have been bringing home excellent report cards.
I know others who pay money per grade, like $5 for each A, $3 for a B, or something to that effect. Was just curious how others handled this or felt about the topic.
I don't think paying them is ideal. Our kids got a lot of praise. A lot of - that is fantastic! I know you could do it. I'm so proud of you. One mistake I did make was to celebrate too often with food. I would not repeat that mistake if I had it to do over.
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I praise my children when they have good grades in school. As a parent I like seeing the majority of A's and B's on their progress reports. Rewarding them for good grades is also a reward for me as well.
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