How to Effectively Reward Your Child

Parenting is a tough job, and it can be difficult to know exactly how to reward and encourage your child. However, as a parent, you must reward your child to keep them motivated to do what is right.

When kids misbehave adults often want to punish them, similarly when they do the right thing, we should reward them quickly and effectively. If you're wondering exactly how you can reward your child to boost their self-esteem and self-confidence, here are some tips that you can try.

A Point System

Having a point system is a great way to reward your child for doing tasks or chores that they normally take a long time to do. You can give them a point for brushing their teeth or cleaning their room and at the end of the day, you can put a monetary value on a certain number of points.

You may be wondering which type of task or chores you should reward with points. The answer is that it all depends on your child. You know their likes and dislikes very well so you can use that to customize your points.

Sticker Rewards

Stickers are great rewards, and they tend to be popular with both teachers and parents, especially for younger children. This is because they are very effective. You can have a child place a sticker on a chart when they accomplish a task or a goal.

You can choose which activities prompt sticker giving, maybe you will give them a sticker every time they finish reading a book, make their bed, or clean their room. You can get customized Quick Stickers online or you can buy them in-store.

Stickers can take on several different designs. It's always a good idea to choose a sticker design that is in line with your child's interests.

Take Action Immediately

You need to make sure that you take action very quickly when you are rewarding your child. Once you see the desired behavior then you should reward them with stickers or points.

You can reward them with free time to do whatever they want, a small shopping expedition, or whatever it is that will work to make your child feel good about what they have done.

It is important that when you are doing your rewards, you only focus on one behavior at a time.

Praise Your Child

Praise is a great reward, and the best news is that it is free to use. Try praising your child whenever they do something correctly.

This type of positive reinforcement will help your child model consistent behavior. It is important to remember that praise should not be overdone. If overdone, it is very likely to lose its effectiveness over time.

You need to be careful how you praise when you praise and how often you praise your child.

Use Affection

Rewarding your child using affection is also effective. When your child does something correct you can smile at them, give them a high five, hug them or even pat them on the shoulder.

This is an effective way of showing them that you have given them the stamp of approval. One of the best things about using affection as a part of your reward system for your child is that it is easily done, it can be done very quickly in the moment.

When you display affection to your child, they become comfortable with expressing their feelings too.

Have Time Limits

Putting time limits on your rewards is especially effective if your child likes to procrastinate a lot. Some children will do just about anything except the task they need to do.

To reduce procrastination, you can allow your child to get rewards based on the amount of time they take to finish a particular chore. Adding a time-sensitive feature to your rewards is a good way to make sure that your child gets started promptly.

Start Reassuring Your Child

You must put a system in place to adequately reward your child whenever they do a task correctly. This is especially important if you are trying to train them in a particular skill or way of life.

Using tangible reward systems as well as those that are non-tangible can be very effective at getting children to move along a positive path.

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