Feel Free to Elaborate: Using Praise More Effectively

By Kelly Carcione

What we say to our children matters. Inherently we know this yet we often spend more time telling our children what not to do than commenting constructively on their efforts and triumphs.

I’m sure you’ve heard the theory that we praise our children too often; rewards are given for every small achievement in the name of building self-esteem, that telling a child that he’s smart too often will lead to a life full of anxiety. So, to praise or not to praise? Continue reading Feel Free to Elaborate: Using Praise More Effectively