The Power (and Peril) of Praising Your Kids

The Power (and Peril) of Praising Your Kids: "Dweck had suspected that praise could backfire, but even she was surprised by the magnitude of the effect. 'Emphasizing effort gives a child a variable that they can control,' she explains. 'They come to see themselves as in control of their success. Emphasizing natural intelligence takes it out of the child's control, and it provides no good recipe for responding to a failure.'"

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