Studies have shown that, used at the right time, external motivators can help children complete a task which they would have not wanted to do previously. Here are four best practice tips for rewarding your children in ways that are healthy and effective in the long term.
Elaine Ho studied Political Science and Education at the University of California, Berkeley and previously served in Americorps teaching and mentoring high school students. She is interested in connecting parents with the resources and information they need to help their children succeed. She also curates a free weekly newsletter called Beyond the Classroom, which collects the top need-to-know education news for parents.
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Research shows that students who regularly practice gratitude not only end up more optimistic and with higher life satisfaction, but they also become more motivated to help others and use their strengths to contribute to society.