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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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September 12th, 2012, 05:25 PM
Athme's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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When my child is old enough we will reward trying and putting in effort. I fully believe that anyone can do well if they try.

We will never incentivize school with money but rather possibly give unexpected rewards when a he/ she does well/ improves/ makes a lot of effort.
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September 23rd, 2012, 10:31 AM
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November 8th, 2012, 09:47 AM
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My parents paid me for mine and I will probably do the same!
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November 14th, 2012, 08:44 AM
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To each their own, every parent will differ on this but for As & Bs we do. Just started it this year with our 3rd grader. In 1st & 2nd grade she got rewards like if she got All As we took her out to eat, her choice of place.
We are only doing $5 for As and $2 for Bs. But it's a good way for her to learn to earn and save and pay for what she wants.

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December 24th, 2012, 01:11 PM
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while being smart may come naturally to some. other kids need a little encouragement. and if u encourage ur kids to study and get good grades now studying wont be such a bore. in the end didnt we all study so that we could land jobs and get paid loads of cash..
i say this way u teach the child the value of education

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January 28th, 2013, 03:56 AM
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February 19th, 2013, 03:03 PM
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I think no.
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July 30th, 2013, 07:15 PM
ducksaresnazzy's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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no, it puts too much pressure on kids. my cousin and i are the same age and she struggled in school, and every time report cards came around our grandma would make a big deal of paying me and then completely degrade her with "maybe next semester, you'll get a reward too". it takes away from the "fun" part of school if kids are stressing about earning the money. that said, who wants to burden their ten year old with financial worries?
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August 1st, 2013, 03:23 PM
LUSHaye's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I can't say I really have an issue with it. I vaguely remember getting money for my grades, but that's because it all had to go to savings. So I could get straight A's and could get $10 or so per A, but would not immediately see that money. And that was fine to me.
However, I think small rewards monetary or other can be fine. I plan to do it in some form or another.
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September 2nd, 2013, 07:35 AM
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October 4th, 2013, 02:36 PM
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I voted No, but not because it is "expected." I want my kids to work hard and put their best effort in. I would never pay them if they got a good grade - maybe reward their hard work by getting them ice cream or something of the sort... but it would be for their hard work and effort, not the grade.
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October 30th, 2013, 10:51 AM
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