Do you praise your children too much?

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    Interesting read...


    Do you praise your children too much? - Times Online
     
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    I like my son to doubt himself. :D
     
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    Tell me about it. I'm a teacher schooled during the "self esteem" movement. No wrong answers! Spelling doesn't matter! Everyone's a winner!

    Yep. Guilty as charged.
     
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    My Daddy used to tell me that he called me "sun" because I was so bright!:razz:
     
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    I think they started that crap after I was out of grade school for sure, and most of my high school teachers were never that way. My sixth grade teacher used to throw erasers at us if we were not listening. He was probably the best teacher I had. I have noticed that certain corporations have followed this programs, I worked at one place where they gave us awards for everything.
     
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    I thought my first name was Dammit for a long time.:razz:
     
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    You're wonderful!

    Take that!:lol:
     
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    I think it is important to let our kids know how much they fuckin' suck...at least once in a while.
     
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    I posted something about Dweck's work last year.

    From the article:
    Praise the effort don't give them the snow job that they are God's second coming.
     
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    The other day I said to my son:

    ME: "Hey! You!"

    HIM: "Me?"

    ME: "Yeah, you shit-for-brains! Make me a fuckin' sammich!"

    HIM: "I don't know how to."

    ME: "You're fuckin' useless!"

    Seeing that he is 4.5, do you think I was too hard on him?
     
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