When you hear from experts on education and discipline, there is a big issue surrounding the use of “Good Job!”, aka praise. There is a really bad stigma around praise, almost as much as veral or physical abuse. Ok, I might be exaggerating a bit, but repetitive praise is widely cited as an obstacle character development.
- What is the situation in your home in regards to praising your kids? Do you praise too often or are you pretty stingy with your praises?
- Do you feel like reading off of a script when you try to praise the effort or make “I” sentences?
- How is the balance between the mother and the father?