Posted by: ~Ruby~Gloom~
Posted by: TwoFlopsyBunnies
And also, we get a reward for working... MONEY! We get a reward for doing a great job at work...a pay rise!
Working is providing a service so yeah we get paid for it. Bribing a child to participate in thier daily care; cleaning up after themselves, eating vegetables etc so no, not the same thing. Reward charts might be okay for the short term, but are you going to be happy to negotiate a reward for every little thing for the long term?
It doesnt have to be long term. Do you honestly think that they are that bad? Do you punish your kids alot? And to what extent?
Every kid is different, some kids listen, some kids dont. I truly dont see a reward chart being a HUGE part of their life and particuarly when they are older, i dont think they are going to expect a pack of stickers for cleaning up.
As they get older, they understand more. Right now, my 3yr old will understand that if she does such and such, she will get rewarded with whatever i choose it to be. That will hopefully make my life easier for her to listen, which all in all, makes all our lives easier.
When she is 15, she will have set chores before she can do things, or before i help her, ie making sure all her washing is put into laundry, or bed made etc...
When she is 20, she will know that she will need to do all this for herself, and she will know what the real world is like, adn that it isnt based on reward charts for daily chores.
My kids arent spoilt at all, they will understand the value of money, and hopefully learn as early as possible good housekeeping. smile