I think there is a huge difference between what you individually allow as a parent and what a teacher, a carer, provides. At a party you may allow your child their one off lemonade but I'd be willing to bet all the parents of children in the class aren't informed (as in don't read notes, don't have children who communicate info back well) about the choices they may possibly like to make for their child.
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25-07-2015 12:29 #51
25-07-2015 12:30 #52
I guess one drink (hopefully it is only one drink) won't hurt.
I still don't agree on it though. Kids can and should be rewarded in other ways not with junk. That's just my opinion though.
25-07-2015 12:34 #53
Our kids (3, 5, 6) dont drink it at home, our boys have had a cup every now and again at a party etc if it was just a once off I wouldn't really be bothered...
25-07-2015 13:01 #54
The soft drink as a once off at a celebration wouldn't bother me, but as you say it's what they're going to be celebrating I have a problem with. What happens next time they finish all their homework? Another party? That's too much!
What if there's nothing, what's to 'encourage' them to do their homework on time next time? They may revolt (as much as kids can) and not bother if there's no tangible incentive.
25-07-2015 13:13 #55
Personally I'm not bothered by tangible incentives, as adults we have them for good performance and meeting targets in the form of wages, bonuses and promotions.
But the idea that the incentives shouldn't be junk food is probably a valid one. Just as I believe banning it can create a disordered relationship with food, so can tying up happiness and reward with sugar.
25-07-2015 13:19 #56
Teacher bringing in soft drink for students
Same thing happened with my son this year but was cordial rather than soft drink. I have never ever bought cordial for him. Didn't bother me though as it was a once off. In fact I'm pretty sure he just had water anyway!! Neither of my boys will touch soft drink. They hate the feeling of bubbles... I let them both have a taste at a party and they spat it out.
I'm a teacher myself and I've never brought in soft drink ... But that's probably more to do with the fact that I'm a tightar$e. I have taken in popcorn at the end of the year. Perhaps I've upset some parents without my knowledge also??
Last edited by Theboys&me; 25-07-2015 at 18:34.
25-07-2015 14:43 #57
But learning isn't a job? So were teaching kids that learning is a chore and that's why they should get a reward for doing it? A little like giving dessert because they had a taste of the veggies ;-)
They're doing it for themselves and motivation can only come from within. My opinion only of course :-)
25-07-2015 14:55 #58Senior Member
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Meh. Its probably just lemonade. Nothing outrageous as a once off. I'm not a food nazi though as I know these things are otherwise minimal in comparison to everyday foods.
25-07-2015 14:56 #59Senior Member
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25-07-2015 15:10 #60
She's not rewarding them with junk food, she's rewarding them with a party. Wouldn't be much of a party if they were all sitting around drinking water and eating homemade food. That's just lunch...
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