The good, the bad and the ugly. Surprising research show some praise types cause long term harm.
Praise: Everyone wants their kids to be happy and self-secure; whether you’re a parent, teacher, relative or friend, we all typically offer praise on a regular basis. There are however two forms of praise which offer radically different long term outcomes. The first comes naturally in today’s society; compliments on how smart or intelligent they are. The second is kudos for the effort they’ve put in. Studies have shown that functional intelligence goes up over time in the effort group and down in the intelligence group.