If I praise my kids too much, will I make them soft?
The author, like any modern parent is finding it hard not to overthink about praising her children even when they give a less than praise worthy performance. You find yourself thinking if you might cause you child to have an overinflated ego from it, you are not alone and articles written on the subject can make you overthink even more. When it comes down to it, be honest in your praise, even if you child performed poorly, praise what they did right and try not to overthink too much.
- Ideally one wants one’s child to feel confident, but not unduly cocky.
- It can be a bit of a head game for modern parents, who are society-driven to over-analyze their own behavior and that of their kids.
- When all is said and done, instinct goes a long way towards picking the best direction.
“No matter how a kid performs at something, I’m sure most parents can find at least one thing they genuinely liked about it.”