Monetary Motivation for Kids
A parenting advice column at Slate got us complaining about how hard it is to motivate kids, whether or not you have $5,000 at your disposal to offer as a "year-end bonus." Mentioned: A past discussion about the thorny issue of motivation.
1/19/2022 10:07:52 pm
LOVE today's conversation! If you can afford the $5K year-end bonus, I suspect your kid is used to getting expensive gifts & so will think of ways to spend that $5K. I like Terri's comments about "whatever works for you & your kids". It reminded me of our pre-kids conversations (I've known Rick & Terri since before they married) and Terri's comment at the time that she would NEVER just stick her kids in front of a TV to watch Barney the dinosaur as a means to keep them occupied & quiet. But post-kids, she was willing to try anything (not abusive of course) & found to her (possible) shock & horror that plopping her kids down in front of a TV to watch Barney the dinosaur *WORKED* so she became a Barney convert. 😁🤣😜 Note: I am *NOT* criticizing her decision. I fully agree with the idea of doing "whatever works for you & your kids" (not abusive of course) and that every family is different (i.e. what works for you may not work for me & vice-versa).
1/19/2022 10:32:16 pm
I forgot to mention before, if you want to pay someone to listen to your podcasts, I'd like to apply for that job. I'm even willing to submit phony comments/reviews anywhere you'd like. I'm willing to negotiate my salary (I'd ask for *CONSIDERABLY* less than the $5K year-end bonus). 😁🤣😜
1/24/2022 01:24:06 am
I do *NOT* doubt it!
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