A Compliment Can Last a Lifetime

Written on July 1, 2013 at 9:00 am , by


Even well-intentioned compliments can backfire. Praising your child’s personal qualities could make her feel valued only when she succeeds—especially if she has low self-esteem,according to a new study. Instead, admire her efforts and actions.





2 Responses to “A Compliment Can Last a Lifetime”

  1. I like the way these compliments are phrased. I have three girls and I try to give specific and somewhat random compliments, for example, “I like the way you are being patient waiting for dinner.” Another girl may be praised for helping her sister find a toy. I avoid broad, general compliments like, “You are so sweet.” In my experience as a teacher and a mom, kids need the specific compliments so they can learn exactly what is expected of them.

  2. A great book for teens this summer is “In The Back Seat With Prince Charming” A Teen Mom’s Story Of A Life Turned Upside Down. As a teen that dropped out of high school to have a baby, it teaches young ladies to reach their highest potential without finding their self’s, In The Back Seat With Prince Charming.