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Do you or would you pay your child for good grades?

I have mixed feelings about this. I expect my child to get straight A's which she almost always has. Because of this I limit the amount of chores she has to do. While I don't pay her for grades if there is something special she wants or wants to do I usually say, "we"ll see if your grades are okay" so in a way I guess I do except I have always thought of it as reward.


Asked by booklover545 at 1:09 PM on Apr. 28, 2012 in Parenting Debate

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Answers (21)
  • I sure do. Their job as children is to go to school and do a good job. If they are doing their job, they should be paid.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:07 PM on Apr. 29, 2012

  • I do not and will not.

    Answer by Christine0813 at 1:10 PM on Apr. 28, 2012

  • Never did. Kids should want to get good grades. I never bribed my kids to do anything.

    Answer by louise2 at 1:11 PM on Apr. 28, 2012

  • no

    Answer by shay1130 at 1:12 PM on Apr. 28, 2012

  • No way. Bribery is stupid IMO.

    Answer by onelove1982 at 1:13 PM on Apr. 28, 2012

  • Nope, it is expected for him to keep his grades up. I won't pay him to do what he should be doing anyway.

    Answer by kmath at 1:14 PM on Apr. 28, 2012

  • I do as an incentive. At 10, my DS really doesn't understand the importance of good grades beyond his current school year. I'm not normally one to bribe, but I was raised with getting paid for As and it helps a kid care about grades in the middle of a quarter when they're not interested in doing their homework.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 1:15 PM on Apr. 28, 2012

  • I haven't done it yet, 1st and 2nd grades, but I'm not opposed to doing it when/if I need to.

    Answer by meooma at 1:16 PM on Apr. 28, 2012

  • I tell my kids that their job is to go to school, we get paid to work hard so why shouldn't they?

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:26 PM on Apr. 28, 2012

  • If you count hugs & kisses & the "I'm so proud of you" as payment, then yes! :) Although, my mom does give them money if they get all A's. But that's Gma's job to spoil them! lol :p They would do it anyway, b/c they are intrinsically motivated to do well.


    Answer by mrsmom110 at 2:09 PM on Apr. 28, 2012