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How to Praise Children

Why Children Need to Learn to Play Alone

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.01.2017 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Children learn from observation. As your child learns to read, model reading on your own for them to see how an adult enjoys reading for pleasure. They will want to copy your pastimes.

Tips for Parents of Exhausted Toddlers & Preschoolers

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.24.2017 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Toddlers and preschoolers are gaining a new sense of autonomy with their growing mobility and language development. They look to move around freely, s...

Managing Your Child's Behavior: Benefits of Regular Routines and Strategies to Stay Consistent

Michelle LeRoy, PhD, LP | Posted 09.01.2016 | Parents
Michelle LeRoy, PhD, LP

As the new school year begins, many families are saying goodbye to the lazy days of summer and getting ready for their back-to-school routines. Schedule changes both at home and at school can be a stressful time for parents and children alike.

The Middle Class (Thinks It) Knows Best: Daring to Intervene in Disadvantaged Households

American Anthropological Association | Posted 04.13.2015 | Education
American Anthropological Association

Because the way we talk is deeply enmeshed with how we think, feel and act in the world, our critiques of how others speak are frequently a smoke-screen for our critiques about other aspects of their lives.

Will Praising Character Help Us Raise Moral Children?

Marjorie Rhodes, Ph.D. | Posted 06.29.2014 | Parents
Marjorie Rhodes, Ph.D.

In recommending character-praise, Grant overlooks a key piece of the previous literature --the form of praise matters most when children make mistakes or encounter setbacks.

Catherine Pearson

How Over-Praising Kids Is Holding Them Back | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

"Amazing job!" "Perfect!" "What an incredibly beautiful drawing!" Across playgrounds, schoolyards and classrooms, it is common to hear well-intenti...