The Behavior Modification Trap
Why tangible rewards and incentives don’t work with some youngsters
Have you ever offered a youngster a great deal if they would do a task, only to have them refuse? If it’s a youngster who is difficult and defiant by nature, they seem to delight more in refusing than accepting … regardless of the offer. It doesn’t make sense.
Why is this so? What’s going on here? Why do tangible rewards and incentives fail miserably with some youngsters? More importantly, what will work with this youngster to garner more cooperation and compliance? These questions and issues are addressed in The Behavior Modification Trap.