Readers, we have some news that may be seriously hard to take — but after the shock has worn off, we promise your family will be better off because of it. Ready? Here goes: Millions of American children (including very possibly your own) have a warped idea of what they can do and little concept of what real confidence feels like. And despite only our best intentions, experts say parents have no one to blame but themselves. The reason? Our kids are addicted to praise. Ouch.