Hello, Hello, again!! Please let me interrupt your Summer vacation to ask you a school related question, OK?? I promise it won’t be test and you won’t be graded!! LOL!!
Do YOU pay your kids for getting certain grades in school?
In our case, I don’t ever remember paying our kids for their grades, but it may have happened once or twice when I caved to the peer pressure!! Ha!!
Here are our thoughts on the subject:
- Kids need to be internally motivated to do well for themselves, and paying them seems like it’s an external reward.
- I know in studies it does help those kids who are less motivated to improve their grades, but it only works for a short period of time.
- Also, if you have 4 bright kids, you might go broke paying everyone for their grades!
So, I guess in our case, we chose NOT to pay for grades.
Yes, I did hear how unfair that was, and that so and so got $50 for each “A” on their report card. Sometimes just a dinner out or a simple ice cream cone was a way that we celebrated a job well done in school.
How do YOU feel about this subject?? Leave me a comment, please!!!