Should good grades get reward$?

Billy, my Straight-A student, and me at the Phillies NLCS.

April 2, 2010 8:44:16 AM PDT
A moment of motherly bragging here: Last week, my son Billy brought home a Straight-A report card. It's not the first time, but still, I think it's pretty great! My husband has made a habit of giving the boys money when they get straight A's. It's something his parents had done when he got straight A's. My parents rewarded me with lots of praise, but not money. It got me to wondering whether there's a right and wrong when it comes to rewarding kids for good grades. And it turns out, I'm not the only one who's wondered about this.