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Children Praise

Catherine Pearson

How Over-Praising Kids Is Holding Them Back

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

School and Self Esteem, or: Thank You for Making Those Socks!

American Anthropological Association | Posted 10.07.2012 | Education
American Anthropological Association

Authentic gratitude is enough of an acknowledgment to foster self-esteem without leading to the kind of dependency on others that "good job" seems to do.

Are You Motivating Your Child The Wrong Way?

BBC News | Matthew Syed | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Matthew Syed Many parents are looking for the words to motivate their offspring. But could they be mistakenly praising the value of ability over...

Being Good vs. Getting Better: Helping Your Kids Pick The Right Goal

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

As parents and teachers, how can we try to encourage our kids to see challenges in the classroom as opportunities to get better, rather than be good?

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.