I’m a firm believer in incentives. I’m trying to figure out the best way to incentives my kid.
So, I’m running a few studies on my new little sister. Oh you thought I was an only child?
Yea me too, I was an only child until May of 2012, then I found out I had about 6 or 7 other siblings.
Papa was a rolling stone apparently, anyways yea I have a couple half bro’s and sisters.
One of them happens to be 13 years old and one I can have the most impact on, so I’m a really focused on her.
I found out really quickly that she respond pretty well to incentives and like me is very smart.
Just like me, she also is bored easily with traditional school and acts out if bored.
So I used an incentive
This is the deal. I would give her $150 bucks if she could get straight A’s and perfect marks in effort and behavior.
This ultimately requires her not only pass her classes, but participate and not be a class clown in the process.
So far she has returned straight A’s, but has failed in her effort and behavior marks. She assured me that she will do better next marking period.
One friend of mine said:
Raise the stakes next semester to 500 and watch her do it!! You are gonna be a good dad
I personally think $500 bucks is a bit overkill and that $150 can get the job done. Hell, $150 is a lot of freaking money for a 13 year old.
So, what do you think? Is it acceptable to use use incentives to get your kids to do well in school, activities or hobbies?