How to Praise Your Preschooler

It can be hard for parents and teachers to know the best way to praise a child. Should we just say, “Good job,” or should we be more specific? Will it spoil a child if we praise them too much? This article has some great ideas for boosting confidence and independence, such as replacing “general praise” with “process praise.” So instead of saying simply, “Good job!” we could say, “I like the way you picked up your toys when I asked.” See the whole article on MindShift for more tips on praising your preschooler.

Article referenced:

Deborah Farmer Kris. “Preschoolers and Praise: What Kinds of Messages Help Kids Grow?” MindShift. Last modified June 10, 2015. https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/06/10/preschoolers-and-praise-messages-that-can-help-kids-grow/