My daughter just finished her first semester of high school and her grades were very good!
I want to celebrate!
Some people give their children cash for good grades.
This is the Good Grades = Money system.
I want to celebrate (reward?) her in some way, but money doesn't sit right with me.
She wants Sims 3 for the WII.
But, I think buying that for her would be the same as Good Grades = Money (in the form of a new "toy")
I want her to get good grades because she has the ability to do so and intrinsically wants to do well. Not because there is money or a new game waiting for her.
I've decided to:
1. Take her out to dinner to celebrate the successful completion of her first high school semester.
2. Pay 1/2 of the game just like I would any time.
What do you think about the Good Grades = Money debate?