REWARDS ARE BETTER THAN PUNISHMENTS (BUT GIVE THE RIGHT KIND OF REWARD)
It’s so easy to threaten that some privilege or item will be taken away, or that misbehaviors will lead some future unpleasant consequences. We all do it. It seems like those kinds of warnings should guide kids to think before they act and entice them to behave well. Sometimes, awareness of consequences does guide children. But rewards are even more powerful.
Research shows that rewards are much more effective than threats — for children and adults alike. We humans intuitively do things more quickly to gain . . .