How Not to Talk to Your Kids By Po Bronson

I found How Not to Talk to Your Kids to be very interesting, mainly because I’ve never thought about the way praise can affect children and their abilities. I never knew that different types of praise can affect anyone, really. At first, I didn’t think this essay would be very interesting because I can be a bit of a harsh reader sometimes. But after I started reading about Carol Dweck’s study on the effects of praise, I found it very interesting. The narrator explains that praise can be used for different things. (S)he explains that parents use praise to soften the intensity of certain environments, and that is something I have experienced personally so I also found that part very interesting. I would love to see this experiment in person and see how the children react to the different tests and obstacles they were given.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s