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“Praising children for specific achievements can actually do more harm than good, some psychologists say.”

“Spotlighting kids’ honesty, creativity and other positive attributes often helped them grow in emotionally healthy ways, Wallace’s research found. People become “stronger and more mature, less by being praised and more by being known,” she recalls Weissbourd saying.”

Click here to read more about what to FOCUS ON and what to AVOID when trying to be positive with your kids/athletes.

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