Talking to Toddlers

March 10, 2014 , In: Figuring it Out, Motherhood , With: No Comments

IMG_3867There was a recent article in The Globe and Mail on 4 common mistakes parents make when praising their kids that can actually harm them.

These were:

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?



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Michelle Little

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Originally from the prairies and now in Montreal, I love exploring new places, eating great food and modern design. I'm mom of two wild things and paper and cake make me happy. Photographing your cutie family would make me very happy.

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