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Praising Kids

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.

Raising a Happy Failure

JD Roberto | Posted 09.10.2013 | Parents
JD Roberto

By the time our kids go to school the dynamic is set. From elementary school to undergrad, the idea that someone might fail a class is virtually unheard of.

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.

Do You Substitute Praise For Parenting?

Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH

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.