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Must I reward my child with money for doing chores?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Trade works

Parents forget they automatically do things their kid values which can stop.
That trip to practice/club/etc. can be traded for work they do.You don't have to sign off on that field trip at school, they can cool their heals in the library unless they will trade it for chores. Get creative.While money can work in some instances, teaching them to put value on effort goes both ways.

In brief: Trade works

Parents forget they automatically do things their kid values which can stop.
That trip to practice/club/etc. can be traded for work they do.You don't have to sign off on that field trip at school, they can cool their heals in the library unless they will trade it for chores. Get creative.While money can work in some instances, teaching them to put value on effort goes both ways.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Complex, controversial subject. The philosophy that a family is unit, and all have their role and contribute is a good practice. An allowance can be made to allow some freedom and choice, but strict guidelines to earn may be harsh. There are those that say positive reinforcement creates sneaking and lying behavior. No one knows for sure. Parenting successfully is often a crapshoot.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
The only thing that does harm, is physical punishment, verbal bullying, and unsafe living environment or activities. Drinking around children, even when not excessive can make parents say and do things that they normally would never say. Be careful. Expectations need to be based on developmental age, and cannot be too rigid. Read a variety of experts, not just one, and form your own views.
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

There is no reason that a reward for any type of behavior/task/accomplishment needs to be monetary.

In brief: No

There is no reason that a reward for any type of behavior/task/accomplishment needs to be monetary.
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