Fathers ' Response Of Challenges Essay
The Inverse Power of Praise
Some parents believe large portions of praise will build their children 's confidence, when, in fact, it may be just the opposite. Always praising your child undermines their confidence because most parents do not correctly praise their child. For example, if your child, Johnny got an “A” on a test, a parent should say “Johnny, good job at working so hard to do well on the test.”, not “Johnny, you’re so smart you did well on the test.”. When it comes to praising a child, parents should praise the effort and not the outcome.
A study done by Carol S. Dweck, a professor of psychology, found that children who are praised for their efforts than intelligence are more successful. This finding was interesting because it was a reflection of what a child…