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Children's Character

Should Parents Praise Their Children?

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

Children need praise, just as we all do. Especially, our children need to know that we are proud of them. A child's inner certainty that her parents are proud of her is a sustaining influence throughout her life -- a deep and lasting form of emotional support.

Character Is Destiny in How Children Succeed

Linda Flanagan | Posted 12.26.2012 | Education
Linda Flanagan

Journalist Paul Tough makes the case that non-cognitive qualities, rather than what we have in the way of gray matter, is what determines success. I.Q. is not destiny -- character is.