Gaming as a reward system?

This seems so logical. “Do your homework for 30 minutes then I will allow you to game for 30 minutes.”  Seems like a good idea, right?

As a mom, you know that reward systems work, and when you find one that works so well for your son, you feel successful as a parent. It is a wonderful thing to find something that is so motivating for your son and that makes him so happy. It seems like a win-win. You tell him that he can’t play his game until his homework, chores, or piano practice is done. But beware, chances are your smart little boy (or big boy) will figure out how to rush through his homework, practice and chores in world record time so he can get to his game. Your clever reward system may encourage him to cut corners and do sloppy work. It may not