Kids learning to recognise and reward their own effort and progress


Why do kids really need to learn how to recognise and self-reward their own effort, progress and achievements? Isn’t that our job as parents or teachers?

Yes, it is. It’s very important children receive feedback, praise and reinforcement from parents and teachers all the way to adulthood as part of their development, self-esteem and confidence.

But it’s equally important for children to learn these skills themselves for the following reasons:


Types of rewards to use with kids


Now that you understand the benefits of using rewards with kids and have a guide to using rewards with kids , let’s look at the actual types of rewards that could be used and hopefully trigger some more ideas.


A guide to using rewards with kids



Rewards are great for encouraging positive behaviour, celebrating effort or progress, and encouraging or motivating kids to keep trying things they may find challenging or fearful. Read our article about the benefits of using rewards with kids.

So how do you go about setting up a reward system that works?


The benefits of using rewards with kids


Have you always felt that rewards were simply another way of bribing your child? Well there’s a difference between a bribe and a reward. A bribe is something that you give someone to make them do something that is of direct benefit to you. Rewards, when used properly, are actually effective motivators to encourage children to do something that will ultimately benefit themselves.