By JLP | July 21, 2010
I have a question for AFM readers:
What do you think about paying your kids to read certain books?
I’m torn on this issue.
Don’t get me wrong. My wife and I do not believe in paying kids to do school work (other than offering them a reward for getting straight As in school). The reading I’m talking about is extra reading. I’m talking about books like Think and Grow Rich, The Magic Ladder to Success, How to Win Friends and Influence People, and any other book on success or business. These are books that they wouldn’t normally pick up and read. So, I thought it might be interesting to give them a little incentive. They read the book, tell me about it, and if I think they read it, I’ll give them $10. As of right now, they’re both tearing through their first book. My youngest son actually told me that it makes sense and that it’s a good book.
My hope is that I’ll start them down a path of wanting to read something besides Harry Potter.
Thoughts? I’d love to hear what you guys think.