Jan. 17, 2023

Can We Praise Our Kids TOO Much?

Can We Praise Our Kids TOO Much?

Can kids' resilience be harmed with an excess of praise? Here's how to talk to our kids so that they feel loved and validated– but not excessively or disingenuously complimented.

Are we creating unrealistic expectations when we praise our kid just for waking up in the morning? Turns out there is too much of a good thing, but we can also reframe how, when, and why we praise our kids.

Molly and Blaire discuss:

  • Praising process over achievements
  • The three s's of praise
  • Praise inflation

Kids can sense when praise isn't genuine. Instead of congratulating them on their every action and creating an unrealistic standard for praise in the future, focus on encouragement without value judgement or "I" statements.


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