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