Praising children is good. But as parents we should encourage effort and not apathy . Are we praising the wrong attitudes and creating entitled adults?
A ten-year-old recently taught me a valuable lesson: that it is so much easier to embrace your tasks and learn to love them rather than drag your feet and feel miserable about them. Perhaps when it comes to my children I am focusing more on the perfection of their skills than on making sure they have a positive attitude?