a non sexual question....

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Fri, 01-15-2010 - 9:35am

Have you ever paid your kids for getting good grades??


do you think kids should be paid for getting good grades??


were you ever paid for getting good grades??


what were you paid?? or what did you pay your kids??

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Fri, 01-15-2010 - 9:58am
No, no, no, and N/A. I don't expect my kids to be getting straight A's, but I do expect them to be working to the level they're capable of, and earning the grades that reflect that. Doing so is one of their responsibilities as a member of the family. Monetary rewards for things that they should be doing anyway just seem to me like they would send the wrong message.
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Fri, 01-15-2010 - 10:21am

I have no children, and I don't believe they should get "paid" for learning and getting a good education. It's what's going to help them in the future.


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Fri, 01-15-2010 - 11:48am

We never paid our girls for their grades. and I was never paid as a kid.


I asked because a friend who is "2nd grade teacher" was told that one of her kids would get 200 bucks if they got a "A" in Math...she asked the parent and they said yes they would be paying her that because she worked very hard to pull her grade up from a "B".


I had a good Friend that paid their girls like that too but they took half of it and put it in a saving account for her to have when she went to college.

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Fri, 01-15-2010 - 12:48pm
Have you ever paid your kids for getting good grades??
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Fri, 01-15-2010 - 3:14pm

$200 for an 'A' in math?????











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Fri, 01-15-2010 - 8:45pm
$200 for an 'A' in math????? I'm beyond shocked.

In SECOND GRADE?!?! Beyond shocked, indeed. In our house, the tooth fairy leaves a dollar.

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Fri, 01-15-2010 - 11:04pm

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Sat, 01-16-2010 - 10:56am

Im with ya!! in my house the girls got a dollar from the Tooth Fairy as well...But get this my little nephew got a "20" for his 1st tooth! I just looked at my DB and his wife are you crazy!! he is only 5yrs old! He would've been just as "happy" with a buck as a 20!

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Sat, 01-16-2010 - 8:25pm
Our Tooth Fairy (Sara Jane, a long story) only gives 25 cents for back teeth and 50 cents for front teeth (unless they had to be pulled for braces, then 50 cents/tooth).
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Thu, 01-21-2010 - 4:58pm

$200 for a 1 letter improvement is insane, especially for a child that age.

However, my siblings and I did receive money when our report cards came. $5/A, $3/B, $1/C. Being that my sister and I always got straight As, we always got $30 or so. My brother on the other hand may walk away with $5 total.

I honestly think it was a way for my parents to get at my money loving brother who is super smart but never respected any authority figure. My sister and I never really cared about getting the money, it was nice, but my parents would help us get anything we truly wanted. We weren't super demanding as far as kids go. My brother though, ALWAYS wanted money for games, gas, cigarettes. So it was like a punishment for him. He was a bad egg as a kid, but he's much better now!

We never got an allowance though. The report card money was like an allowance to us. And no, my parents weren't spiteful or cruel they just knew their kids really well. Haha. They knew what got under my brother's skin and that was them giving rewards for things he refused to do even though he could.

Did it make him try harder? Maybe. But it didn't hurt any of us. We were too poor for a weekly allowance so this was a way for our parents to give us what they could, while expecting decent grades. And all three of us graduated from college (my sister has her PhD).

Also, a note on tooth faeries. The ones I grew up with always left strange "faerie money". We always got 50 cent pieces, silver dollars, & 2 dollar bills. It was like finding strange treasure from another world because they were uncommon forms of currency. See, my parents weren't all bad. :-)

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