Until they become self-motivated, rewards may help motivate them to behave and do well in school.
The good news is that the best rewards involve time, not money. Consider these, for example:
• Special one-on-one time with you.
• Getting to stay up late.
• Sleeping in one morning.
• Skipping a chore.
• Breakfast in bed.
• Having a friend over for dinner.
• Living room camp out.
• Backyard picnic.
• Feeding bread or scraps to birds or squirrels.
• Extra play time.
• Getting to choose a meal, homework time, bedtime, etc.
• A trip to somewhere your child wants to go (museum).
• Playing “parent” for a day.
• Cooking privileges.
• Going to mom’s or dad’s work.
• A special space in the house your child can call his own.
• Help with a chore or with learning a new task.
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