Most of us do it. We give stickers, candy, etc. as a reward for students doing the correct behavior, getting a certain score on a test, turning in homework, etc., etc. Giving a little motivational incentive is one thing, but it can go too far. One of the 4th grade students I work with (fortunately for only 30 minutes 2x's a week) is the class clown & he's proud of it. But he told me that his mom's going to give him $10 if he doesn't have to pull a card all week. What does everyone think about using bribery, expecially money, to make sure kids are performing? The bad thing is that the kid will expect it when they should be behaving that way anyway. What's the mother going to do, pay him $10 every week for the rest of the school year?! Will he not act right unless he's paid? If I was a parent, I'd never want to start getting into that habit.