My eight year old son has been very reluctant to do his homework lately. I think he is getting to the age when he is pushing boundaries but I really want to encourage him to do it rather than punish him for not doing it. Do any of you ladies have a positive reward system that you could suggest that might work for a stubborn little boy? :)
Replace monetary and external rewards with encouraging verbal responses. End the practice of paying for grades and going on a special trip for ice cream. This style of bribery has only short term gains and does little to encourage children to develop a lifetime love of learning.
Instead make positive verbal comments that concentrate on describing the behavior you wish to encourage. It works much better!