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Praising Children

Stop Saying, 'You're So Smart!' 3 Better Ways to Praise Kids

Renee Jain | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Renee Jain

Here's the thing: Kids develop immunity to praise. They require higher and higher doses of it to be satiated. And as soon as parents and teachers remove the dangling carrot, children can lose interest in their activity.

The Dangers Of Over-Celebrating Our Children

Kyle Redford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kyle Redford

Children need to slow down, struggle and problem-solve in order to learn all the elements that go into worthy efforts. They also need to appreciate where their efforts begin and end so that they can take appropriate responsibility when their efforts succeed or fail.

8 Tips For Grandparenting Unequally Gifted Kids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 05.24.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com How to navigate the uncomfortable notion that two grandchildren might be equally loved, but unequally gifted. By J...

How to Survive Narcissistic Parents

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.14.2013 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

The most we can do as a parent is provide for our children, love them for who they truly are, and help them to develop into their own capable, unique person. We should always aim to care more about our child's character than how he or she appears.

The One Thing You Can Do To Make Your Adult Kids Happy

Donne Davis | Posted 06.06.2013 | Fifty
Donne Davis

We would all do well to remember Mother Teresa's wise words: "There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread."

The Key to Raising Confident Kids? Stop Complimenting Them!

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.04.2013 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The point isn't to criticize children. But it's to recognize that self-esteem really, truly comes as the result of achievement -- in the classroom, on the field, at home -- rather than false accomplishments.

Criticizing (Common Criticisms of) Praise

Alfie Kohn | Posted 04.04.2012 | Education
Alfie Kohn

The problem isn't that kids expect praise for everything they do. The problem is with our need for control, our penchant for placing conditions on our love, and our continued reliance on the long-discredited premises of behaviorism.

Do You Substitute Praise For Parenting?

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

Praising, which is a marvelous thing when it is merited and sincerely given, has become as freely distributed in the schools and playgrounds as cake at a birthday party.

Why You Shouldn't Praise Your Child's Intelligence (VIDEO)

John Medina, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Medina, Ph.D.

More than 30 years of study show that children raised in growth-mindset homes consistently outscore their fixed-mindset peers in academic achievement.