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April 3, 2015
by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.


Anything You Can Do I Can Do BETTER: Praise and Sense of Self in Children

April 3, 2015 07:55 by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.  [About the Author]

It is a well-known fact that parenting does not come with a manual of standard procedure (which would indeed be helpful) and at times, various topics arise which make parents second-guess themselves. Recently, the topic of praise and narcissism has been at the forefront of social media and sensationalized pop-culture blogs. However, what is missing is an expert opinion on the matter based upon a combination of empiricism and years of experience with hundreds, even thousands of children. [More]

March 20, 2014
by Christie Hunter

learningto fail

Learning to Fail

March 20, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

learningto fail
As a parent, the desire to shield your child from failure is instinctive. Although we tend to always view failure in a negative light, there are actually two kinds of failure: positive failure and negative failure. Helping children understand that there is a way to move beyond failure helps diminish the fear of learning or trying new things. [More]