For most of our young ones, the summer has been spent in full on leisure mode. There is fun and frolic. There are vacations, summer camps and amusement parks. There is running for the ice cream man and playing in sprinklers. Alas, not all kids are so lucky, or not all kids managed to keep their worst impulses at bay during the school year and find themselves sitting the summer out in summer school.
That said, once you learn a lesson and correct a mistake there should be some reward. So The Candy Store, luckily, still has some graduation candy gifts in stock for the kid that took a little longer to get through the school year. Rewarding the good behavior of a formerly poor student who went to summer school and made good will have positive results for years to come.
Most child psychologists would suggest that rewarding the correction in school work with some fun kosher candy could result in better grades in the year to come. Or in their next area of study: be it college, high school, or even junior high school. Establishing patterns of rewarding this kind of positive change will remind your son or daughter that hard work pays off and sometimes it does so very sweetly.