When Rewards Do and Don’t Work

Date: January 29th, 2020

Do rewards always have to be something tangible?

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Too Much Praise and Reward Will Backfire

Date: December 21st, 2019

Praise is not a bad thing, but it matters how and when you use it.

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If a Kid Misbehaves to Get Attention Because That’s All They Know…

Date: November 16th, 2019

When a kid misbehaves in order to get attention, do you withhold attention?

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I Don’t Like to Use Screen Time as a Reward

Date: July 24th, 2019

Are we feeding into our young students’ lack of social skills by using screen time as a reward?

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Neither Praise Nor Punishment Work for All Kids

Date: January 6th, 2019

Neither praise nor punishment will work for the child who doesn’t know what you want.

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Attention-Seeking Misbehavior and My Unusual Response

Date: October 20th, 2018

I get a lot of argument about this, but here’s what I do when a kid uses misbehavior to get attention.

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Over-accommodating is a Serious Mistake!

Date: September 12th, 2018

Do we hinder a kid when we over-accommodate? We mean well, but sometimes do we go too far?

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Don’t Blow it with Rewards

Date: June 20th, 2018

Rewards can be meaningful or meaningless. It’s up to you.

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Don’t Use Rewards with a Manipulator!!!

Date: May 5th, 2018

If you use rewards with a manipulative kid, I promise you it will backfire.

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Rewards Can Backfire!

Date: December 26th, 2017

I’d be careful about giving extra time on technology as a reward to a kid with low SEL skills!

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