2fer #7 - Sean DeSilva

   Motivational Rewards
When it comes to academic performance, some students tend to lack motivation to keep going, to keep performing well in school. They tend to dip down in their academic performances and not care as much as they used to. Parents should be aware of their kids academic performances and get involved in their child's academics. Parents should always look to push their kids to do better on their academics, rewarding them based on their grades because it would push their child to perform better.

A study from education.gov titled "Should Kids Get Rewarded for Getting Good Grades in School?" touches on the idea of parents rewarding their kids with money for getting good grades. The idea of rewarding their child with money is a popular idea that is common is many households. The pros from this act would be boosting their child's motivation in school and confidence. However, with these pros come cons that view another side. The child may think that they need a 'paycheck' whenever they perform well academically. So the parent needs to find a balance between when the kid gets payed and how much the parent is willing to pay their child. 
The idea of rewarding ones child with currency is accepted in society. Although, not every household would have the opportunity to reward their child with currency due to their economic stance. Which means that the parent should improvise, such as a nice meal for their child to be rewarded in one way. An article titled "Should Parents Pay if Their Kids Get Good Grades?" from Money Crashers touches on the subject of getting good grades and compensation. The article states, "Many parents who are willing to pay their children for good grades will argue that it is a child’s job to go to school and learn. Therefore, they should be compensated for positive results just as they are at their jobs." Being able to recognize the child's hard work is greatly appreciated with rewards. The simple of idea of parents giving recognition to their child is what ultimately matters.

Opposing parents may argue that it's their child's job to do well in school and it's not their job to reward them constantly. An article from Today.com expressed that. In the article, Mary Thorsen-Nolan who was a mom expressed their feelings towards the topic. The article states, "NEVER, EVER!” wrote Mary Thorsen-Nolan. “I told my kids that their grades and their ambition was on them, not me. ... I helped them to set their goals and encouraged them to work their hardest to reach them, but I never once offered incentive other than pride in a job well done.” This shows how parents can stick to their own rules and not confine to things going on around in society. 

Parents should be able to recognize their child's hard work and reward them from time to time. The rewards do not always have to be money but any form of recognition that's rewarding is good for the child's growth. These studies show how parents should always look to push their kids to do better on their academics, rewarding them based on their grades because it would push their child to perform better
I think that this is my best 2fer yet because of the extensive research that I was able to do and how I was able to connect it in words to the reader. Other than that it was simple to come up with a debatable topic and show how these things matter in the real world. 
Work Cited

Ministry of Education, Guyana.” Should Kids Get Rewarded for Getting Good Grades in School?, www.education.gov.gy/web/index.php/parenting-tips/item/2450-should-kids-get-rewarded-for-getting-good-grades-in-school

BreedYou, Matt. “Topics.” Money Crashers, www.moneycrashers.com/should-parents-pay-if-their-kids-get-good-grades.

McCready, Amy. “Why You Shouldn't Pay Children for Grades.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 13 Sept. 2015, parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/09/13/why-you-shouldnt-pay-children-for-grades