I have always thought of praise as a very good thing, but I like things that challenge my beliefs. This article certainly did that- http://www.alfiekohn.org/parenting/gj.htm
So what do you think? Read the whole thing if you are going to make comments about the article PLEASE!
Answer by danielp at 6:10 PM on Mar. 1, 2010
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Answer by salexander at 9:31 PM on Mar. 1, 2010
As a pediatric therapist I do praise my child, but there is a balance. Not to over praise and not to be stingy handing out praise. Jumping for joy over every little thing - no. But when he accomplishes a new task or is proud of himself, I certainly join in his enthusiasm. At three my little guy asked me if I was proud of him. I told him, "everyday." He is secure in my belief in him without having to have it every two seconds. At the same time he needs occasional reassurance he is in the right direction. Bottom line, it is your child. Even as a therapist...I don't tell other people how to raise their children or how to respond to their child's needs.
Answer by frogdawg at 10:43 PM on Mar. 1, 2010
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