How many of you as a child, would get excited when you won a reward. I remember being in 4-H and winning 1st place on a basket I had made, it was my mini rush. I was on cloud 9 for awhile, all I would talk about was my ribbon I had won. I even carried it around with me!
Being a parent, I think a great way to build confidence in a child is to present them with rewards for accomplishments they achieve. Giving them a physical item for a job well done, gives them something to show off to friends and family. Bragging at times can be a good thing, it allows them to get more praises. The more praises the better their self esteem raises.
I like to give my daughter special pins. She has a small box she keeps them in, after my father in law passed, I gave her an angel pin. She was only 6 when he died, so it was hard to explain death to her. I gave her the pin, and let her know that was her poppa watching over her, and whenever she needed someone to talk to, she could hold the pin and talk to her poppa.
So, not only can you give pins for rewards, you can also give pins for remembrance. I personally love the angel pins, and the awareness pins. I think pins are a great way to help bring awareness to a cause. Such as the breast cancer pin, wearing this will help others see you suppose the cause to stomp this deadly killer.
What reward system do you use? Badges, stickers, pins?