How Not to Talk to Your Kids

September 5th, 2017 - By jen in Uncategorized

New York University professor of psychiatry Judith Brook explains that the issue for parents is one of credibility. “Praise is important, but not vacuous praise,” she says. “It has to be based on a real thing—some skill or talent they have.” Once children hear praise they interpret as meritless, they discount not just the insincere praise, but sincere praise as well.

Read full article: New York Magazine, “How Not to Talk to Your Kids.”