Do you reward your children?

April 25, 2007 6:18am CST
Whenever they do something good or they excel in something, do you reward your children? What type of rewards do you give? I'm still single and I don't have kids so I'll just share what I got back when I was younger. My family wasn't exactly a well-to-do family but my brothers and I were able to go and attend a private, Catholic school (very prominent in my country and the tuition fees are very steep) because my parents both worked there as teacher and supervisor. I was very keen on topping my class and when I graduated from kindergarten, my parents bought me a Barbie Doll. It may sound shallow for most of you but it was very important to me then because it meant shaving off a big chunk of their salaries just to buy me that doll. What about you? What have you given your children so far? How did they take it and will you do it again?
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@asmurthy (2464)
• India
25 Apr 07
While you plan to "Create Good From Bad," and change a behavior, reward your child for working on the change - as it is excellent motivation. Please remember to work on one new behavior at a time, and continue to reward the new behavior for four weeks -as it takes time, and commitment for each of us to change habits. That is the purpose of the reward. At first your child will want to use this new behavior just to receive the reward. When you reward generously, four weeks later, your child's new behavior will become a habit. Then, together you and your child can decide the next behavior to work on correcting.
@lankie (478)
• China
25 Apr 07
Give your kids hugs and kisses at bed and leave them some memories to recall when old, that is hardly the phsical matters can match.
@KissThis (3006)
• United States
25 Apr 07
My children get different rewards depending on what I am rewarding them for. For bringing home good grades they recieve money.Since they are still young they get $2=A $1=B $.50=C. My son has ADHD so we keep track of how many good days he has at school. For every five days he gets a reward. Sometimes its his favorite candy or a new toy just depends on how much extra money I have.