Parents Reward Son Making Honor Roll With Music Video Shoot

Parents Reward Son Making Honor Roll With Music Video Shoot

As a reward for consistently making his school’s honor roll, an 11-year-old in Rosedale, Marylandrecently got the chance to shoot a music video!

Incentive Encourages DJ to Make Honor Roll

WBAL reports that DJ Morris—aka “Lil Syxx”—got his chance after his parents came up with a unique incentive to help him do well in school.

“I wasn’t very good and when they got that idea, I had to be good.”

DJ’s father Brandon Morris explained that—although the family initially considered going the traditional route by trying to get rid of things like video games—it “really didn’t work. “

So, when DJ was in third grade, the family decided to take a different approach and “try positive reinforcement” by promising him the chance to make his own music video.

“DJ is having a bit of a hard time with some subjects at school. We think about getting rid of things, getting rid of the TV, getting rid of video games, see if that works and it really doesn’t. So, I just thought, ‘Let’s do something positive. Let’s try positive reinforcement.’”

After first making the honor roll in third grade, DJ made a video centered around the celebration of summer vibes.

Since then, DJ has consistently made the honor roll every quarter, and—as a result—his parents decided he had a chance to shoot another music video.

DJ Creates New Track Aimed at Encouraging ‘The Next Generation’ to ‘Make Better Decisions’

The boy’s mother, Charaya Morris, noted that the parents approached DJ about doing another song and video, and DJ immediately honed in on a theme centered around making a difference.

“We asked him what he wanted to talk about, and he was very passionate about the things he saw in the world, injustices and things like that, so this was his chosen topic.”

About this new trackDJ explained that he is committed to sending the message that—since they are the “next generation”—today’s youth need to focus on the change the world needs to see.

“We are the next generation. When you’re gone, we’re going to be adults and we’re going to run the world and I’m like, we’re going to have to make better decisions.”

In response to the opportunities he’s been given, DJ said he hopes others will realize that “they can get what they want by getting good grades too.”

“I think the fact that I can get this music video out of making good scores means that people can get what they want by also having good scores, and I want people to see that.”

With how good this “positive reinforcement” is, the family plans to continue rewarding DJ’s stellar efforts with similar initiatives.

Shoutout to this family for encouraging their child to excel in a fun example of “positive reinforcement!”