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Praise vs Effort
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Very interesting article in New York Magazine by Po Bronson.

"How Not To Talk To Your Kids."

I'm wondering if this could have brought about mediocrity in the next generation. I remember growing up comeptition was fierce to work hard and finish school and do well in the world. There was hardly any praise, only you have to do better next time even if I did really well in the assignment or test. At some point I didn't even share because I would still be reprimanded to do better...there's no such thing as A++ ;) But I guess I just trudged along my classmates and just "worked harder." I don't even remember anyone telling me I was smart growing up.

Posted on February 15, 2007 03:40 PM