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Should I Pay for Grades?

Question: I’m so proud of my 10 year-old for working so hard in school and getting good grades. I give him a bonus for any quarter that he gets a B+ or better average. I was wondering what you think is an appropriate dollar amount to give – 1 week’s allowance? Some other amount?

Answer: I feel that good grades are a behavioral situation and a responsibility for kids, not work. I don’t advocate pay for good behavior, because that is almost a bribe.

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