Recently I received a very insightful email from one of my subscribers in response to an email that I’d sent which mentioned “taking away” rewards from children who contravene the agreements made when establishing behavior contracts. The paraphrased version of the email sent to me by this subscriber, let’s call her Ms X (Hello Ms … Read More
Kids Rewards: Disguised Materialism?
Many argue that handing out kids rewards for either performing tasks that should otherwise be expected, or to get your kids to do something, is tantamount to bribery or even encourages materialism. Others strongly argue that offering rewards for kids to perform certain chores, to stop certain behaviors, or to encourage new and better behaviors, is an effective parenting tool.
What Rewards to Offer For Kids
Choosing rewards for kids is as important as choosing the behaviors or goals for the reward chart. The reward on offer needs to provide the necessary motivation. The following is a list of reward suggestions only, and is limited only by your imagination.