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The Problem With 'I'm So Proud Of You' (And What To Say Instead)

Marcy Cole, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcy Cole, Ph.D.

My sister told me something that I vowed to share with as many parents as possible: "When my kids were small, I made a conscious decision to never say, 'I'm proud of you.' Instead, I have always said to them, 'You must be so proud of yourself.'"