To Reward or Punish? The Great Debate on Parents’ Response to Report Cards


As a parent, you want nothing but the best for your child. You want them to succeed in every aspect of their life, including their academics. And when report card day rolls around, you can’t help but feel a sense of pride (or disappointment) as you see how well (or poorly) your child has done. But the question remains – should parents reward a good report card or punish a bad one? It’s a debate that has been going on for years, with strong arguments on both sides. Some believe that rewards and punishments are essential in motivating a child to do better, while others argue that they can have negative effects on a child’s intrinsic motivation and overall well-being. So, what’s the right approach? In this article, we’ll explore both sides of the argument and offer some tips on how to best support your child’s academic success.

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