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View Poll Results: Were you rewarded for good grades?
I don't think so. I think they should learn that you don't always get a monetary reward for a job well done. The reward should be getting into a good school down the road. I do think it's super important for our kids to always know how proud we are of them. That helps tremendously.
I do reward my boys for their grades..during the year if they get a good report card we go out for ice cream or dinner at their favorite restaurant to celebrate..at the end of the year if they've consistently have done well I buy them a gift for the last day of school & we go out to celebrate.
Ashley - Wife to Derrick, mommy to Owen-8, Rylan-6 & Addison-3. Baby Nolan is here, born 6/13/13 @ 34 weeks.
Maybe when they get older or if they had straight A's all year. And, of course, it depends on the kid. I remember my uncle once bribing my brother and I. He said he'd give me (the good student) $50 if I got straight A's, and he'd give my brother (the not-so-good student) $50 if he got straight C's. Neither of us got it. :/
oh gosh, i hate saying this because its such a noncommittal answer..but i think it depends on the child.
my mom had three kids - of the three of us: Lucas was Valedictorian of his class. Michael failed his senior year and had to take summer school just to pass. and I was just a solid "B/C" student who didnt try very hard, if at all. I'm not sure a "reward" would have made any of us try any harder - our grades kinda reflected our personalities. Even to this day.
the only time i can remember "pulling up a grade" was in elementary school before i got diagnosed with ADD, having HORRIBLE citizenship. I remember TRYING so hard to be good, but i was so impulsive, a lot of times i'd be into something or talking before i even realized it. I'm still that way to this day. Once i was medicated, my citizenship grade quickly went from an N to an S. (Well, DUH! i didnt talk to anyone!) anyway, i remember my mom being sooo happy...but i think the drugs got all the credit. "wow! that ritalin is really working!" haha.
No, I think kids should be expected to try their best. None of my sisters or I were paid or rewarded for good grades. My patents worked with us throughout the year to make sure we were doing or homework, doing well on assignments and tests, and they made sure we were understanding the material. I think it's important to know what's going in with your kids at school and praise and encourage them for a job well done.
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Occasionally I think kids should be rewarded for good grades. Like with DS1, he's had nothing under a B+ all year. We reward that with doing something special with him one on one. He gets to pick DH or I and we go do something that he wants to do - like going to a movie with us alone or something like that.
Growing up my grandma and grandpa would give us kids a silver dollar for any A's, 50˘ for any B's and 25˘ for any C's. If we pulled A's in one class all year, grandpa would give us $10 per class that we got the A's in on top of what we got quarterly or per trimester. It was fun to bring grandma and grandpa our report cards!
It's hard to say since I haven't had a school aged kid. In elementary school, no probably not any reward other than an ice cream cone or something. In Jr. or high school, it's a possibility. I will expect my kids to work hard and get good grades, but kids don't always do what we expect them to.