Where Money Fails The issue with making money analogous to movtivation

It is not uncommon for parents to reward their young children with money if they earn good grades. This practice, however, is not beneficial to children because it causes them to no longer find joy in their schoolwork.

When young children are given money, their motivation to succeed in school becomes dependent on whether or not they are rewarded. In addition, the child will become angry and upset if he or she does not get receive the "expected" amount of cash.

Instead of using money to encourage children to do their school work, parents should use verbal praise to encourage their children.

Verbally encouraging children enables them to be motivated while taking pride and joy in their school work.

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Claire Granger


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