Should You Pay Cash for Good Grades?

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This has got to be up there with some of the world's most pressing questions: What is true the meaning of life? Which came first, the chicken or the egg? And now, what the Tween Titans group is discussing: Do you think it's right to give cash and/or gifts for good grades? Controversial, you bet. But some schools are even doing it. For moms, there are only two clear ways to view this.

One: It's your job to get good grades. Period. Exhibit A: "No, I don't reward my son for good grades. I think it is because my parents did not give me money when I brought home good grades. He gets good grades because that is what he is supposed to do in school. Now, on the other hand, if he gets bad grades his things get taken away. So he then has to bring up his grades and then he can get them again. Case in point, last year he was bringing home A's and B's. Then one quarter he brought home a C. Well, that was it for me. I took away his Xbox 360 until the next grading period, and he had to bring me anything higher than a C.  Well, nine weeks later he had all A's and he has been bringing them home ever since," says dnivmxjj04.

Or two, Whatever works. Exhibit B: "My daughter (a jock who played 3 varsity sports but always said C's were the best she could do) desperately wanted her navel pierced before she was 18.  I said no way, and she kept saying "make me a deal," so finally I told her if she got all A's and B's for 2 years (she was 14) I'd do it --and guess what happened?! So she got a hole in her belly button and I discovered another academic in my house," says azfostermom.

So after you figure out the way to world peace, please tell us, what do you think about this issue?

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