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The Great Report Card Debate: To Reward or Punish?

by Staff Reports

If you’re a mom, it’s natural to want your child to succeed academically. However, the question remains: is it appropriate to reward a good report card or punish a bad one? Some argue that it’s important to incentivize good grades to encourage academic achievement, while others believe that it sets a dangerous precedent by teaching children that their worth is based solely on their academic performance. On the other hand, punishing a bad report card can also have negative consequences, such as causing a child to feel embarrassed or ashamed, which can lead to a decrease in self-esteem.

Read the full article on our sister site, the Marina Times, here

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