I have met countless people over the years who frown upon incentives being used to get children to behave well. Children are being bribed for doing what they should do anyway. “Children should automatically behave and respect their elders”, they say.
I am sorry (not really) to report that this is not the case. It takes years of extrinsic incentives (physical and intangible rewards) to create intrinsic motivation in many children.
Offering children something in return for their appropriate behavior is seen by some as a powerful resource tool for helping to mold children’s behavior. On the other hand, some believe Continue reading “Incentives are a MUST!” »