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The effects of praise on kids


Published by admin on 2024-03-18 00:00:00



This guide to the research can help you discover the right words of encouragement — and avoid the pitfalls of praising children in ways that backfire



"The effects of praise on kids: 10 Evidence-based tips for better outcomes."

What are the effects of praise on children? It depends. Praise can boost good feelings and increase motivation. It can inspire kids to be more cooperative, persistent, and hard-working. But some children bristle in response to praise, and even those who like praise can experience negative effects. This guide to the research can help you discover the right words of encouragement — and avoid the pitfalls of praising children in ways that backfire.

In traditional cultures around the world, parents have avoided praising their children (e.g., Cheah et al 2013; Komolova and Lipnitsky 2018; Paiva 2008). They’ve worried that too much praise would inflate the ego. Make kids overconfident. Too full of themselves.

By contrast, praise is often championed by folks living in contemporary “WEIRD” countries (where “WEIRD” stands for “Western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic”). They view praise as a valuable tool for boosting a child’s self esteem, and reinforcing good behavior.


More info at: https://parentingscience.com/effects-of-praise/