Cognitive and Behaviorist Studies
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
Incentives & DiscincentivesIncentives and Disincentives
Parents, coaches, teachers, society, religious organizations, and religions use different forms of incentives and disincentives to encourage or discourage specific types of behaviors.
Sometimes society in general, special interest groups, families, and others attempt to impose specific restrictions, rules, regulations, and establish codes and laws that use the threat of penalties to achieve compliance. This can include the following:
Any effort to punish failure when students are simply lacking a talent for the subject will not be productive. When an individual demonstrates an obvious lack of effort, their attitude should be strongly discouraged.
Rewards for make a good effort is an excellent way to encourage an individual. The reward should not involve money; however, it can be a medal, ribbon, award, certificate that provide praise or special privileges. Constructive criticism, or requiring students to use recreational time to receive special help may initially be perceived as a disincentive. However, if the atmosphere is positive and presented as a privilege, the individual should notice improvement which becomes a reward.
The process of learning should always result in:
To provide financial management skills some parents provide a specific amount of money per week or moth that must be allocated for expenses like clothing, cosmetic/beauty supplies, haircuts, lunch money, and items like dates, movies, etc. No bailouts or cash advances are provided.
A base allowance requires a minimum number of tasks that must be promptly and properly performed in order to receive any allowance. Failure to properly complete the tasks results in "fines" that can result in a negative balance in their allowance account. Breaking curfew, not clearing bedroom and bathroom, washing and iron clothes should also receive fines. Extra tasks provide a source of additional revenue to be earned. The effectiveness of any such plans depends on penalties for poor or lack of performance and no compromising the rules.
Never allow a child to manipulate you to reversing a decision. Carefully consider what action you will take prior to issuing an ultimatum. Once stated, follow through or risk backing down in future confrontations with your child. Never reverse yourself because you strongly desire the child to participate in or accomplish desired task. Never allow them to provoke you into caving in to avoid a public display of their bad behavior.
The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:
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