Are You Raising a Narcissist? The Difference Between Praising & Encouraging Our Kids by Dr. Christina Hibbert
As a mom of six, I want to raise self-confident kids. But as a psychologist, I know there's a difference between praising kids and encouraging them.
- Praise focuses on the outcome. "Wow! What a great job you did!" It's giving positive feedback about a result. But, overpraising is popular these days, and too many kids expect praise about everything they do.
- Encouragement, on the other hand, focuses on the effort. "You worked so hard on that!" It's positive feedback about the process; the work it takes to stick with something. Encourage your kids; it will teach them hard work and self-confidence!
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