Why It’s Harmful to Reward Children for Everything

“In some cases, children are offered rewards not only for mundane tasks like tooth-brushing, but also for what social scientists call pro-social behavior…”

Read the full article at: www.intellectualtakeout.org

You might be surprised that a trophy company would share this article with you.  After all, we are in the business of selling trophies and awards. This doesn’t mean, though, that we view over-rewarding children as a good thing.


In fact, we very much believe that every situation is different, particularly as kids get older, and that children should not be rewarded for good behavior, except for things beyond the norm.


According to this author, “Children come to expect a reward for good behavior and are hesitant to ‘give it away for free’…”.