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Children should get paid for good grades. Discuss.

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´╗┐Children Should get Paid for Good Grades. Discuss In this essay I?m going to discuss whether or not children should be paid for good grades. This is a debatable topic with advantages, as well as disadvantages. Paying children to get good grades is very motivational for them since they feel as if they have something to look forward to if they work hard and get good grades. They will start to take a positive angle at being clever as there are more rewards when good is done, than bad. However, although it can be motivational, it can make children selfish and greedy in the future. It may make children over-confident and full of themselves, which could lead to bullying other, less-able children. ...read more.


On the other hand, putting children in control of money can prompt them into buying unnecessary things which are no good to them, and in some cases, can harm them, such as drugs, cigarettes, sweets and chocolates. Also, as they are just children, they are too young to put the money into good use, and can end up being invested in things which could harm themselves, and people around them. In cases of unstable families, when the children are payed for being good and doing well; they feel precious, wanted, special. They feel as if they are making their family proud, and themselves proud. They feel a sense of achievement and accomplishment. ...read more.


Also, who decides what qualifies for a ?good? grade? The government or the childs' parents? If the government decide, then children who are less able, will never get paid, as they are not capable of reaching those set grades. Yet if the child?s parent decides they might bend the rule of ?good? grades, therefore defeating the point of paying the child for good grades as they would not be getting good grades, but would still be getting paid. In conclusion, I feel that children should not be paid for getting good grades as there are far too many complications; who decides what a ?good? grade is? Who pays? How do parents know what the money is being used for? There are health and safety issues which could be very serious. ...read more.

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