#773 A Pause on the Praise

Published: 29 May 2023
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Justin & Kylie discuss how to praise a child - and why you shouldn't

Topics included in this episode -

  • The way we give feedback to our children matters
  • Why people praise
  • Attempting to boost our child's self esteem
  • We praise the kids that we think need it
  • It feels like it's right to say nice things
  • The paradoxical effects of praise & criticism on perceived ability
  • 'That's not beautiful, that's incredibly beautiful'
  • Inflated praise decreases challenge seeking in children with low self esteem
  • The effects of praise on children's intrinsic motivation 
  • The right way to praise a child
  • Ask questions
  • It takes practice
  • Say what you see

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