I just watched Oprah and she had on Suzy Orman. THey were talking about kids and money.
She said you should not reward your kids with money for anything! You should however pay then for work done.
So if they do the laundry pay them for every minute they worked. If they do a great job give them a raise. If they do a bad job reduce their pay.
She said the reward for grades should be a day out with mom and dad.
I thought it was a good idea in the class. We have a workbook that our son works out of . If he finishes one he gets a toy. It works great for us.
I brought this up in a class and one of the parents said "so do you reward them for every little thing?"
I said "No. Homework and chores(which is very seldom ) Is something that is expected as being part of the household. The workbook however are skills that are above and beyond his normal school work so I think it deserves a reward. "
Most parents believed that the desire to succeed should come from within. I agree but that isn't always possible with each child.
I also think it sets up a good work ethic . My son knows you just don't get things because you are cute. You have to work for things.
I do like the idea of a day out with mom and dad rather than money. I was thinking the legoland discovery center might be nice.
Let's just hope he does well this year. The mom of one of his friends asked if I got a call from the teacher . I guess her son and one other child did something bad. Thankfully my son wasn't that child.
More than I care to think about due to blood clotting disorder.
TBM failure . What a miserable experience!
And two Microsort failures . But at least we went to DIsneyland. Woo Hoo
"For we pay a price for everything we get or take in this world, and although ambitions well worth having, they are not cheaply won." Lucy Maud Montgomery