Paying children for good grades is a controversial topic that has been debated by many recently, and it’s hard to know which side to choose. What are the advantages? What are the disadvantages? Having just graduated high school, I can say I’m incredibly happy my parents never paid me for my good grades; it taught me responsibility, the value of success, and how good it feels to reach your goals all on your own. Here are 10 reasons you shouldn’t pay your children for good grades.