25 February 2020

A little praise goes a long way, but too much may be harmful


Research shows that inflated praise can have serious consequences for self-esteem.

‘Brilliant!’, ‘That drawing is amazing!’, ‘You are so clever’, ‘That was a really excellent story!’

We’ve all done it; given children unstinting and exaggerated praise. Teachers and parents are generous with their positive comments to encourage children and to build their confidence, but research from the Netherlands (Brummelman et al., 2017) suggests that we may be doing more harm than good.'


Read the full article: https://www.nationalelfservice.net/populations-and-settings/parenting/praise-childrens-self-esteem/



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