I seriously do not agree with this. Children are sent to school to learn and get educated. And when I used the word education, I literally meant education. Education is not about Studying, Mugging up some paragraphs and spitting it the paper in exams. These all are just a part of education. Education also includes and teaches how the behavior of a person should be, how the person should communicate and most importantly education also teaches how one must keep him/her healthy.
And coming to the topic, "should parents offer their children money for each high grade they get in school". I think it is good to give some gifts or something once they achieve good grades in their academy. But it should be merely a gift and not be an offer. Parents must send them to school with a motive that their children would be educated and even the children should believe that the ultimate goal is to be educated and if we start offering them money for better grades they would be working hard of course, working hard for the money. The children may think only of the money and not about their future. And just think what if the child fails to achieve good grades after offering him/her. They would be disappointed and since their ultimate objective was to get the money and not the education, whats the point of sending one to school? Of course their objective is to learn but their ultimate goal will be to get the money. Nothing else. Parents must make the children understand that they are being send to school to get education and become successful in the future and it is not all about the books or grades and the money that they offer.
We should not create a misperception among the children.
In my opinion (based on never having had children):
- if the child does well, a smile, a hug, a word of congratulations and maybe reward the child by offering to take the child to the child's favourite place to eat
- if the child does poorly, a word of encouragement, and perhaps working with the child on their homework assignments.
Remember... not every child will achieve high marks in school, yet some of the most successful people in the world had a limited school eduction and learned everything they needed to know through experience:
Money is important but it should never be the primary goal.