Author: Elizabeth Hartley -Brewer
One of the biggest lessons we have learnt in the last few decades is that it is valuable & important to praise children. Children respond much better to encouragement than they do to punishment, which is why praising them is considered fundamental in helping them develop self-esteem and strong self-belief.
However, the wrong kind of praise can do more harm than good, creating children who lose all sense of rational judgement and are too readily wrong-footed when they meet difficulty. In this practical, common-sense guide,
Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer reveals why understanding girls’ unique sensibilities is the key to knowing how to award them with the right sort of praise.
Using insightful tips, she shows parents how to: combat the perfectionism girls are often susceptible to and encourage them to be creative and take risks; boost girls’ self-confidence; be discriminating in their praise in order to maximise its effect; teach girls not to fear failure but to accept it and learn from it.