My 8 Yr old son & my wife were discussing his possible 3rd Grade teacher for this upcoming school year. He told her that he wanted this certain teacher because she gave cookie rewards for quality work / student.
My wife looked at me & said. Our son is all about the rewards.
My comment was he is learning about doing a good job & the benefit of it is a reward ( pay )
My son comment. Obama is trying to change that.
So I broke out into a huge laugh.
I need to correct him though. With instead of Obama. The Fed Gov is trying to change that, but he is getting the picture.
It is a reflection on society. Just look at athletics where every team and every player in the league gets a participation trophy. Or parents who have to "reward" the little ones for cleaning their rooms. The reward and bribery system starts at home.
Hate participation trophies. I've coach for 5 Yrs now & hate giving those things out. My feelings are simple. If you want a trophy. Win.
Understand the reward/bribery system has gotten out of hand. However at some point you have to teach work/pay to the kids.
My pet peeve is having to give all the kids at a B/Day party a gift bag because they don't understand why they did not get a present & kid X did. Its not your B/Day. I got that as a child.