Tuesday, February 13, 2007

An amazing article on praising your kids...

     
 

Check out this article .

It may just change the way you talk to your kids.

from the article:
“When we praise children for their intelligence,” Dweck wrote in her study summary, “we tell them that this is the name of the game: Look smart, don’t risk making mistakes.”

...those who think that innate intelligence is the key to success begin to discount the importance of effort. I am smart, the kids’ reasoning goes; I don’t need to put out effort. Expending effort becomes stigmatized—it’s public proof that you can’t cut it on your natural gifts.

 
     

1 Comments:

     
 
Anonymous said...

Thanks Rick - that was really interesting.
Becky

February 14, 2007 9:39 PM  
 
     

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