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View Poll Results: Should kids be paid for earning good grades?
only for straight A's 2 2.90%
yes, for each A 10 14.49%
for B's & up 9 13.04%
yes, if they show significant improvement 9 13.04%
No, good grades are expected of them 28 40.58%
I don't have an opinion on this 4 5.80%
other 7 10.14%
Voters: 69. You may not vote on this poll

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  #1  
March 26th, 2011, 12:00 PM
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What are your takes on this?
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March 27th, 2011, 01:33 PM
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I voted no,
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July 4th, 2011, 02:26 PM
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July 4th, 2011, 02:37 PM
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July 4th, 2011, 08:19 PM
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I voted no, good grades are expected of them...
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July 4th, 2011, 08:37 PM
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My grandmother paid us $1 for an A and 50c for a B. I always had straight As but it was horrendous pressure for my brother. He never succeeded (has severe dyslexia) and just struggled so much with that additional pressure.

My daughter has Aspergers and we will be lucky if she survives school, let alone carries straight As or Bs.
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We pay 10.00 for A's and 5.00 for b's. My 8 yr old earned 65.00 this grading period and 200.00 for the whole year. He got a's and b's all year. We work for a paycheck so why shouldnt kids have something to work towards. He had to put 10% in his tithe and 10% to savings and got to spend the rest which he bought a new airsoft gun and gear and some new tires for his bike.
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July 12th, 2011, 11:36 AM
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For b's and up
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For b's and up
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August 5th, 2011, 07:39 PM
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I'm with the no majority on this one - I about flipped when my 7 yr. old jokingly asked "if I pay you, can I watch TV" (he had had the tv taken away as punishment)

What a kicker huh?
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August 5th, 2011, 09:56 PM
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We pay them $1.00 for A's and .50 cents for each B but they don't have to make a's and b's it's just something they get for working so hard they don't even think about it until I give it to them when I see thier report cards but they always make a's and b's I think my son has made 1 c ever I don't push them on their grades I know they work really hard on their school work.
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August 6th, 2011, 09:06 AM
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No - bad concept to begin

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August 27th, 2011, 09:45 AM
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I used to get paid for each A, so that's probably what I'll do with my kids
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October 5th, 2011, 08:53 AM
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October 6th, 2011, 12:06 AM
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I voted other. I think this is a case by case basis and stuff. I don't see anything wrong with it though.
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October 6th, 2011, 04:03 PM
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Absolutely not. Getting good grades is as much of a skill as singing, dancing, or drawing. There are some kids who simply aren't able to get good grades regardless of how hard they try or how much they study. And there are kids who don't need to crack a book to get good grades.

How can you reward someone for something that is possibly a natural ability? And in turn, penalize another who may be doing the best they can but unable to succeed? You might as well give a kid money for being able to sing while their sibling who cannot gets nothing. Sound unfair? Yes. And to me, so is getting paid for good grades.
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September 3rd, 2012, 02:29 AM
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Nope,they shouldn't. I shouldn't and will not bribe my child to have good grades.
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September 5th, 2012, 08:38 AM
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I voted other. I think it depends on the child and their abilities which only the parent knows. I sat down with DSD before school started and we made a list together of things she gets to do if she makes all a's or all b's. I don't see anything wrong with rewarding a child for doing good work. I believe encouraging a child to do their best and helping them if they get stumped on something is a good thing.
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September 12th, 2012, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by gctattoo View Post
Absolutely not. Getting good grades is as much of a skill as singing, dancing, or drawing. There are some kids who simply aren't able to get good grades regardless of how hard they try or how much they study. And there are kids who don't need to crack a book to get good grades.

How can you reward someone for something that is possibly a natural ability? And in turn, penalize another who may be doing the best they can but unable to succeed? You might as well give a kid money for being able to sing while their sibling who cannot gets nothing. Sound unfair? Yes. And to me, so is getting paid for good grades.
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