CUTTING THE TECHNOLOGY CORD: For Kids & Adults
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If the reward is love, I’m all for it, but there are interesting studies showing that paying people money for things they do in exchange of other intangible rewards (a sense of pride or duty for example) can actually backfire. The studies were made with adults but funnily enough involved children daycare. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/15/books/chapters/freakonomics.html
Star chart systems might be tricky to manage, it’s not money but because of the same underlying principle it could corrode the sense of duty and pride in doing the right thing. Nevertheless, the idea behind, to teach that you can get a bigger reward if you save it for later is very good, of course there is another study related to that which is the (in)famous marshmallow experiment 🙂
Loved the post and the ideas, keep the good work!
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