Bribing Kids - The Currency of Power - Page 2
All roads lead to Rome
Fryer’s ultimate outcome was to increase standardized test scores. The most successful plan focused on reading.
"If you pay a kid to read books, their grades go up higher than if you actually pay a kid for grades,” Fryer says. "Isn't that cool?"
Parents, follow Fryer’s lead by identifying an ultimate outcome, aka, a parenting promise. Then find 10 ways in which this lesson or life skill can be learned and practiced. Build the whole allowance arrangement around learning the skill.
Power as Currency
Young kids don’t ask for much, but as they grow they naturally expect more. Whether you’re handing out stickers or cash, it’s up to you to make sure everything focuses on your child and your parenting promises.
Related Articles: No More Dangled Carrots
Related Tip of the Week: April Fools/Cinnamon Challenge