I think that so many people feel like they can only do something if there is a reward at the end.
Hunter is in 8th grade and (in my opinion) kids that age should be old enough to behave and do the things they have been taught when they are at school. However, they get “bucks” for doing these things. And, then at the end of the semester they can use those reward dollars to buy stuff.
Gift cards, candy, games…..As parents we are expected to donate these things. So, I’m supposed to buy things to reward these 13 & 14 year old kids for going to school and doing what they are supposed to do.
I think it’s completely out of control!!!
I guess I’m just old school enough to think that learning is rewarding enough!!!
Finishing a race is rewarding enough! (I’m not knocking the medals – I just don’t have to get a medal for running.)
Do you think that we have let the need for rewards get a little out of control?
Today I’m linking up with Deb (DebRuns) and her Wednesday Word.