High Praise Makes Kids With Low Self-Esteem Feel Worse

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High Praise Makes Kids With Low Self-Esteem Feel Worse

A new study published in the journal Psychological Science found that giving excessive praise to children with low self-esteem may actually make them feel worse, as inflated praise can put more pressure on them to consistently meet high expectations and compel them to shrink away from difficult challenges. What do you think?

  • “So I just have to be meaner to my kids? I can do that.”

    Doug Hryniewich Hazardous Waste Driver
  • "Hmmm, I better downgrade my gold star stickers to silver."

    Kara Ballinger Home Product Tester
  • “I prefer to make cryptic comments and let them take it however they want.”

    Josh Orosco Quilt Stuffer


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