Money for Good Grades and Other Myths About Motivating Kids: Strategies for Parents and Teachers

1st Edition

Barbara R. Blackburn

June 13, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 144 Pages
ISBN 9781138368200 - CAT# K397036

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In this helpful resource, expert educator Barbara R. Blackburn guides parents through the top six myths about motivation and reveals what really works for kids. Each chapter is filled with practical information and stories that help you understand how to handle a variety of situations related to your child’s success at school. Blackburn helps you get to the bottom of issues such as:

• Is motivating with rewards effective?

• What if your student doesn’t care about school?

• How does your relationship with your student affect their motivation?

• How can you set high expectations without too much pressure?

• Is it OK for my student to struggle, get stuck, and fail?

• How does competition affect success in school?

• What should you do when nothing seems to be working?

Chapters also include specific classroom connections for each strategy, so parents can begin proactively working with teachers for student success. With the accessible advice in this book, you’ll be able to reach your child more effectively so that he or she is more motivated from within, and more successful in school and beyond!

Bonus: A Guide for Book Clubs and Facilitator’s Handbook for Parent-Teacher Book Groups are available on our website at so that schools can use the book to collaborate with parents through PTA and PTO organizations, family support groups, and more.


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