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November 30, 2007


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No freaking way. That is CRAZY.

Credit where credit is due, I say. If he has his act together enough to do well, a nice, celebratory dinner isn't out of place. The trouble comes when another child isn't so academically gifted.

A nice idea might be to take the family out for pizza to celebrate "everyone's hard work", regardless of how they did.

I was always jealous of the other kids who got $1 per A earned. But an iPhone? You have GOT to be kidding me.

The times, they are a changin'.

oh. my. Sad to say, I have seen this sort of thing among my daughter's classmates. And then we wonder why some 20somethings expect a corner office, $100K salary and expense account right out of school.

that's ridiculous- and totally normal around here. it makes us crazy, and gives us that many more reasons to move away before the pnut gets too big. although my parents were able to do it, so...

i think when i was little i wasn't promised anything for a good report card, but my parents always praised my efforts and made a big deal when i did well- more after-the-fact surprises (never cash or equivalent) so i never felt bribed- but that i had earned something nice (usually a family dinner out or activity) that i was being recognized for.

My theory is that Emmett's dad knows his son really, really, well, and that there's no chance Emmett's going to get all A's.

Bingo, Erin.

Un-freaking-believable. But you should talk to my parents on this one, because (as much as it bugged me sometimes) I really think they had the right approach. Mom? Want to jump in here?

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