How to Praise a Child with Words

Words of encouragement for kids, when used right, can have a powerful positive impact

Benefits of using effective praises include:

1

Improve self-esteem

2

Increase intrinsic motivation

Students with higher intrinsic motivation do better in school

3

Enhance perseverance

Encouragement can enhance children’s engagement and persistence

But praising or using encouraging words doesn’t always motivate kids the way we want

Using words such as  "Good job" or "You're so smart" indiscriminately can be counter-productive

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