Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Rewarding Our Children in Moderation is Acceptable

Do you reward your children for certain behaviors? Are they doing what is expected of them without incentives? These are questions that I asked several people and most of the responses were "yes they get rewards" and "I am not sure if they expect incentives." Well, my point of view is that children today are being rewarded way too much for certain behaviors that should be the norm. What do you think?
Parenting is a difficult job, especially in today's world where most of the children are growing up in a household where both parents are working. As well as the parent that stays at home, it is becoming increasingly difficult to parent. The hype of the media and socialization along with extra curricular activities has taken a burden on us all. But is all this added stress causing extra rewarding in our children's behavior. Are we compensating for the lack of what we may feel is "quality" time?

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