There was a recent article in The Globe and Mail on 4 common mistakes parents make when praising their kids that can actually harm them.
You’re so smart!
You’re incredibly good at this!
You were the best player on the field today!
You’re so good!
Instead we should be giving constructive praise like ‘you’ve worked really hard on that.’ I know I always tell Bastien I love watching him do things. ‘I love watching you build with blocks!’ or ‘I love watching you swim’ but it will be hard to always remember to praise constructively.
What do you think?