Alternatives to Giving Rewards: Consider the Content (What are you asking the child to do or not do?) Collaboration Family Meetings Perspective Taking ChoiceAnger Wheel of ChoicePositive Time OutEncouragement Vs. Praise So, what has your experience been like with using rewards to motivate kids? Do you agree with Alfie Kohn that rewards are actually punishing kids? Do you think there is a time and place for rewards? Leave a comment below.