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Thursday, November 02, 2006

It's a Major Award!


It's a Major Award!
Originally uploaded by Crystl.
Day two!
So, the other day, Caleb came home from school with this certificate.
Caleb: I got an award in art class!
Me: That's great! Why'd you get it?
Caleb: 'Cause I was quiet.
Me: *head explodes*

I understand the ins and outs of positive reinforcement. As a parent, I use it all the time. But, this? This is nuts. Want to send an entire generation to hell in a hand basket? Give them awards for doing what they're supposed to do. Now, you'll have to excuse me. I have to bake Katie a cake because she woke up today.

2 Comments:

  • I wish more parents had the same mentality as you do. As a teacher, i see it every day, these parents that expect their kids to get rewarded for doing what they have to. "Johnny did his homework 3 out of the five days this week doesnt he get a reward. Yeah, a kick in his ass for missing the other 2 days."
    Its nice to know that some parents have some common sense when it comes to their kids. Thanks...

    By Blogger unrespected, at 11:09 AM  

  • I want an award for showing up to work this morning. I really didn't feel like it at all.

    By Blogger Lisa B, at 1:01 PM  

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