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Prizes for kids: necessary or not?

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08/27/14

I don't think it's always necessary for kids to receive prizes. If you constantly give out prizes for everything all the time, it can lead to them expecting one or "what's in it for them" kind of thinking. Kids should try their hardest because it's the right thing to do, not necessarily because they'll get something out of the deal.

It can also get expensive always handing out prizes, even if they’re dollar store trinkets. If it’s candy, it can also be an unhealthy habit to start.

Occasional competitions and games are sufficient opportunities to win prizes. In my opinion, high 5s, hugs, kisses, and “great job” compliments are even more treasured.

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