The other day I basically bashed the entire idea of being our kids' number one cheerleading squad. I realized I needed to leave you with some alternatives to constant praise.
I wrote this article explaining how to go about letting your child know you are proud of them without feeling like "good job" is every other 3 words out of your mouth.
I added great resources at the end of the article that you should truly check out on more information as to why constant praise can be so damaging and what to do instead.
I don't know if all of this stems from growing up with parents who never praised? So now we overcompensate? Or from the fear of not being the perfect parent and so we nervously praise everything so as to remind ourselves that we are doing a good job? Meaning, that the praise has nothing to do with our kids' competency but ours alone?
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Dr. Eva Benmeleh
I am a licensed clinical child psychologist in Hallandale Beach. I hope you enjoy the site!
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