“You’re so smart!”, “You did a great job”, “That’s terrible” – children receive these messages (or their negative counterparts), along with many other messages on a daily basis from their parents and teachers. Are these just words or do they mean more? How are children affected by the words we use to praise, coach and criticize them? Research on praise and mindsets shows that when we praise children for being smart, it promotes a Fixed Mindset. In contrast, praising your child for their work will encourage a Growth Mindset. It sends a message that Effort is what led them to success. Want more tips on what to say, and how to say, when praising your child?

Meet Tony Ngo – Chairman and Co-founder of Everest Education to learn more about his simple technique to raise more confident kids.

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