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Dangers of Over-Praising Kids

Michele Borba March 13, 2013 Comments Off on Dangers of Over-Praising Kids

Are you a praise-aholic parent? Beware, new research shows the wrong praise cab decrease kid self-esteem, motivation, effort, and achievement. How to use praise the “right way.”  “Atta girl!” “Super, sweetie!” “Good job!” “You’re

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Teaching Kids to Have a Strong Work Ethic

Michele Borba December 13, 2012 Comments Off on Teaching Kids to Have a Strong Work Ethic

Parenting advice to help our children’s develop “stick-to-itness” and a strong work ethic Many historians feel that one of Winston Churchill’s greatest speeches was given at a graduation ceremony at Oxford University. Churchill had

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The Effort and School Success Connection

Michele Borba March 31, 2010 Comments Off on The Effort and School Success Connection

REALITY CHECK: We need to teach our kids the value of effort. Doing so helps children recognize that a large part of success is controllable; it’s all a matter of how much personal effort

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Michele Borba: #3 Teaching Perseverance Sneakpeek BIG Book #Parenting Solutions

Michele Borba August 23, 2009 Comments Off on Michele Borba: #3 Teaching Perseverance Sneakpeek BIG Book #Parenting Solutions

Michele Borba REALITY CHECK: Columbia University studies led by Carol Dweck found that praising effort helps create a positive mindset (or a “I can do it” belief) that also increases persistence and achievement while

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