I’m obsessed. Kind of crazy to think that there’s a right kind of praise, especially when I consider that I prefer non-judgmental language ala How To Talk So Kids Can Learn
and that I tend to push against “right” and “should” and dogma in general. Nevertheless, my obsession with Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
and the idea that fostering a growth mindset has incredible benefits, has led me to the right kind of praise. It makes sense – check out this short video from Carol Dweck that better explains praise and the possibility that praising effort, rather than talent or intelligence, has power to positively impact how children learn and grow. While the video doesn’t explore the power of this idea for adults, the concept is applicable with individuals of any age. Enjoy!