I'm wondering if a child does what their told, etc... should we reward them with candy, toys, etc... (plz keep it clean for the little ones. Thank you_)Answer Question
Answer by musicpisces at 2:20 AM on Oct. 23, 2010
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Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:49 AM on Oct. 23, 2010
I think it ends up backfiring more often than not. We've tried reward systems like with just stickers or pennies or something small and instead of making them behave better or get them to do their chores they did less. They would demand to know how much whatever chore/behavior was worth and if they didn't like the amount they wouldn't do it.
When we give rewards for behavior now it's rare and for going above and beyond what we normally expect. The first time was this summer. I was pregnant and unable to do much. My 7yo dd stepped up and was cleaning the kitchen for me and just being all around helpful so I took her to the store and got her a toy and ice cream (she was the only one that offered to help me out of my 4 kids). Then earlier this month she was at it again so we bought her a zhu zhu pet for being so helpful.
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