Friday, December 10, 2010

Don't praise your kid for being smart

"Clever", "Smart" , "Talented" We glow with pride when we hear these words used on our kids and many of us heap our kids with praise in the hope that this will help give them confidence.

A study by published in 2007 by researchers of Stanford University says other wise. Apparently this will lead to your kid believing that their intelligence alone will enable them to succeed in school. This may in turn leads to kids who are vulnerable to failure, fearful of challenges and unmotivated to learn.

Here is the research conducted on 400 fifth-graders.

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