Dr. Taylor’s interesting article prompts us to reflect on the question of praise and who exactly is responsible for building a child’s resilience and self esteem.
For those with more than one child, here is an article worth reading – particularly if you wonder why one seems to be a great achiever and the other less so.
The article reminds us that like educators, parents must appreciate and meet each child where they are while setting high standards for all to achieve. Rather than making comparisons, appreciation of what each child contributes to the world is necessary.
My favourite quote from the article reads:
“Grades, after all, are not the endgame of education. Learning, and the development of life skills such as grit and self-determination, are.”