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Don't tell a child Good Job, no, that's nice or that they're cute

Anonymous
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These are just a few examples of what we were told at our work meeting last week. We can't tell them good job because then we're telling them what's good. We can't tell them they're cute because if we do then we're telling them what's cute, we can't tell them "that was nice" when they are kind because then we're telling them what's nice. We can't tell them "no" we have to tell them what we want them to be doing instead. These are 2 year olds! I can't figure out what to say to them anymore. What do you think?
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:01 PM
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nattyleilani
by Silver Member on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:02 PM
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That's quite ridiculous. 

peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:03 PM
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Melissa_4
by Navy Mom on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:05 PM
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Whatever happened to common sense?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:06 PM
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we are raising an entire generation of pussies and bullies --  if they're not one type of person, they're the other. and ALL want a trophy for it, too

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:06 PM

Idiocy.  A lot of that is going around today.  The things I hear from my kid's schools on this subject are ridiculous beyond justification.

my4kids274
by Ruby Member on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:08 PM

Interesting!  

Quoting peanutsmommy1: Encouragment vs praise is a valid topic in early childhood http://www.pbs.org/parents/expert-tips-advice/2015/05/difference-praise-encouragement-matters/


LadyGigi
by Platinum Member on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:08 PM
I think I'd be looking for a new job.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:09 PM

sounds like prepping children to become emotionless robots by elementary school. 

Pisces_Mom89
by Gold Member on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:09 PM

Did they  give you a little prewritten dialogue like they do tech support?

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