How to reward your child

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Another school year is well underway, and many students will be getting awards for their achievements. Honor roll, good attendance, high school, and athletics are just a few. Awards are good. They encourage students to do their best and to strive for greater heights in the future. I remember my first trophy. It meant the world to me that I had done something that warranted recognition. For some, participation trophies are necessary because doing one’s best takes a lot of effort regardless of the outcome. I remember football being such a sport. We all got trophies and to account for all the running this heavy boy did, I should have received two trophies.

In the home there are also small doses of recognition that encourage children to work, participate and consider positive behavior. We do this though giving money, more TV time and at my house it’s chocolate. I believe my 5 year old girl would clean every toilet in our house for a good piece of chocolate. Again, these rewards are good. Children will never see the value of cleaning their closets now because it will make them a better person later in life, but they do see the value in getting something in return right now.

What you give your child (and when) is up to each parent. However, there are some things that children should just be expected to do and there are categories in which children should get something because they may not see the big picture. A balance must be struck wherein the child learns just what is expected and what they get rewarded for because maybe the act requires a little more effort.

What things should a child just be expected to do? What should your child be rewarded for doing? Read more on what Dale has to say @ http://dalesadler.net/


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DALE SADLER IS A FAMILY COUNSELOR PRACTICING IN WHITE HOUSE, TN. HE SPECIALIZES IN MARRIAGE, PARENTING & MEN'S ISSUES.

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