During playtime we all get excited by what they’ve done. Our kids do great things ….Is there a right or wrong way to praise them? Seems like there is,as there’s mounting evidence that the way we praise them during their under 5 play will have lasting effects into school and future life.
Ashely Merryman joins the show today to talk about her New York Times best seller Nurture shock that she co authored with Po Bronson. We discuss the first chapter of this book and take a pop quiz about sleep. Will you pass?
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We talk about and give new ideas about
- Why our instincts about children can be so off the mark
- The most effective use of praise
- longterm effect of praising for intelligence for the over 5s ( You’re so clever!)
- The problem of the “Good Job” tic
- the difference between encouragement and praise. The problem of using praise for encouragement and the impression it gives to other children
- Empty praise, struggling children and compliments
- Effects of excessive praise (Carol Dwek Study)
- the benefits of talking about mistakes.
- How do we encourage children to work hard when they come against problems.
- startling tips from the sleep chapter with implications for preschools on up and intelligence.
32:40 Take the Pop Quiz- Did you pass?
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