Is rewarding kids for good grades bribery or motivation?

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March 11th, 2008 at 04:35pm
i think its both but its fun but also some people can get burnt out from trying to hard
me as an example
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March 11th, 2008 at 05:17pm
i worship billie joe:
i think its both but its fun but also some people can get burnt out from trying to hard
me as an example
Yeah, you're right. I mean, it's fun because you know that you have something to look forward to, something besides a good grade in the grade book, but, you're not alone when you say that some people can get burnt out from trying too hard. I'm one of those people that just try, try, try, and want to get the good grades without the treat at the end......

And for those of you who may be sitting there going, well are you good in school, depends on the subject.
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March 13th, 2008 at 11:18am
I think it's great to reward kids for good school work. I mean, adults get rewards for their good work - they get paid and get bonuses, too. So I think it's only fair that kids get some kind of treat for working hard. Plus, it's good motivation to do well.
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March 13th, 2008 at 11:58am
I've never gotten money for my school work in my life, and I used to get top grades. All I wanted was a letter 'A', I didn't need any motivation, just parental pressure.
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March 13th, 2008 at 01:25pm
For me it's concerts.
I rarely get to go to concerts ... but when one is coming up and it's around report card time I know I better snap to it or I'm screwed.
Or do what I did the last time and make up excuses to delay giving the report card till after the concert. -__-

I occasionally get a small gift at the end of the year if I had consistant decent marks. Sometimes. =/
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March 13th, 2008 at 02:25pm
Anji:
I've never gotten money for my school work in my life, and I used to get top grades. All I wanted was a letter 'A', I didn't need any motivation, just parental pressure.
You're just a naturally a bright person and you can obviously see the importance of grades, not everyone is so well grounded/
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March 13th, 2008 at 04:23pm
^ Well, I don't think that because some kids like getting rewards for good work means they aren't motivated to get an A on their own. I don't typically get rewarded for good grades - I get them because I always want to do the best job I can. But that doesn't mean a little treat here or there would hurt.
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March 14th, 2008 at 09:16am
Kurtni:
Anji:
I've never gotten money for my school work in my life, and I used to get top grades. All I wanted was a letter 'A', I didn't need any motivation, just parental pressure.
You're just a naturally a bright person and you can obviously see the importance of grades, not everyone is so well grounded/
I'm not naturally bright though. I put in a lot of effort to get good grades. I think that, and I don't like admitting it, but psychologists are right and that child development has an awful lot to do with how one will behave in school or work, how they work best, how they react to pressure, etc.

I mean, I never realised it, but compared to a lot of people I know, I was hardly ever spoiled as a child. So I grew up never expecting anything, any rewards of any kind. I think that children who work best when offered something for their work must have been incredibly bright children because they learned about compromise at a very early stage in life. This would make me the dull one for not realising that I could make light out of a situation through exploitation, when I'm being exploited myself. It's like psychoanalogy Marxism, and I'm the opressed mass.
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March 14th, 2008 at 01:33pm
You should have developed class conciousness and asked for a present. Con
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March 14th, 2008 at 02:31pm
My dad try's to lower the money for the good grades and make me pay more money for bad grades. It's rather mean it went from A: $7 B:$5 C: O D: $-5 F:$-7
to A: $5 B:$3 C: $-5 D:$-7 F:$- 10
Though I went from Almost all F's to an A's and B's student
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March 15th, 2008 at 05:51pm
Anji:
I've never gotten money for my school work in my life, and I used to get top grades. All I wanted was a letter 'A', I didn't need any motivation, just parental pressure.
Ditto.

I hate the thought of being average academically.
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March 16th, 2008 at 11:02pm
Well, it's kinda like getting an allowance for doing work around the house, isn't it?

In the work force, you get paid for hard work. So why not teach your kid that
working hard gets you a reward?
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March 17th, 2008 at 01:57pm
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Well, it's kinda like getting an allowance for doing work around the house, isn't it?

In the work force, you get paid for hard work. So why not teach your kid that
working hard gets you a reward?


Because sometimes you need to work hard for yourself and your future. Not for the fancy bike you're gonna get at the end of the year. There are rewards for hard work, I agree. But those rewards aren't always going to be material or monetary.

If you're going to reward your child for good grades, it should be as an extra bonus. Kids need to work towards grades, not the stuff they get because of good grades. Taking Anji as an example, she worked towards an "A", not the extra 5 dollars she'd get.

My dad did start a report card system for me and my brother, but we never bothered after one marking period. i have thirty dollars, though Con 5 dollars for every A.
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March 17th, 2008 at 02:08pm
lyrical_mess:
Wake The Sun.:
Well, it's kinda like getting an allowance for doing work around the house, isn't it?

In the work force, you get paid for hard work. So why not teach your kid that
working hard gets you a reward?


Because sometimes you need to work hard for yourself and your future. Not for the fancy bike you're gonna get at the end of the year. There are rewards for hard work, I agree. But those rewards aren't always going to be material or monetary.

If you're going to reward your child for good grades, it should be as an extra bonus. Kids need to work towards grades, not the stuff they get because of good grades. Taking Anji as an example, she worked towards an "A", not the extra 5 dollars she'd get.

My dad did start a report card system for me and my brother, but we never bothered after one marking period. i have thirty dollars, though Con 5 dollars for every A.



I agree with you . The kids should want to have the motivation to perform well in school, the reward being secondary. I think parents should maybe mix it up a bit. Just here and there, reward good school work by taking them for ice cream or buying them a new shirt. But do it randomly, so the kid always works hard in hopes of a nice reward.
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March 17th, 2008 at 02:08pm
lyrical_mess:
Wake The Sun.:
Well, it's kinda like getting an allowance for doing work around the house, isn't it?

In the work force, you get paid for hard work. So why not teach your kid that
working hard gets you a reward?


Because sometimes you need to work hard for yourself and your future. Not for the fancy bike you're gonna get at the end of the year. There are rewards for hard work, I agree. But those rewards aren't always going to be material or monetary.

If you're going to reward your child for good grades, it should be as an extra bonus. Kids need to work towards grades, not the stuff they get because of good grades. Taking Anji as an example, she worked towards an "A", not the extra 5 dollars she'd get.

My dad did start a report card system for me and my brother, but we never bothered after one marking period. i have thirty dollars, though Con 5 dollars for every A.
I agree with that. My dad may pay me for my grades, but I turned myself around this year because I want a better future for myself I want to go to a good college and have a better life. So that's why I went from F's and D's to All A's
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March 17th, 2008 at 07:14pm
i think it works but after the kid gets a job.... then you can't use that anymore because then they'll be like 'screw that i have my job'

it'll all just come back and slap you in the face honestly
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March 17th, 2008 at 07:55pm
Yeah, but if getting paid for your good grades makes you work harder, so be it.

You still get paid at the end of the day for your job and the work you do.
Isn't getting paid like bribery? Who's gonna work 40 hours a week for nothing?
Why? Cause it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside because you did
something worthwhile. hah.
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March 17th, 2008 at 07:57pm
I think it can be abused. Parents reward kids for too much sometimes, like doing simple things or doing the wrong things.
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April 1st, 2008 at 02:21am
As far as i'm concerned, its bribing someone who doesn't know any better to be indoctrinated willingly, because they don't know the full implications.
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April 2nd, 2008 at 11:18am
folkin' around.:
Yeah, but if getting paid for your good grades makes you work harder, so be it.

You still get paid at the end of the day for your job and the work you do.
Isn't getting paid like bribery? Who's gonna work 40 hours a week for nothing?
Why? Cause it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside because you did
something worthwhile. hah.
People work because they must, not because they feel warm inside when they do.
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