Should Parents Praise?

The experts debate positive reinforcement in children—and how much is too much.

Praising Kids: “Good Job!” Doesn’t Cut It Anymore, Part 1

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Blanket, positive praise becomes “white noise”—empty words with little meaning.

More Powerful than You Know

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
The least bit of praise can be powerfully motivating

Praising Kids: How Proper Praise Helps Children, Part 2

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Six paths for maximizing your compliments.

Praising Children with Low Self-Esteem Can Backfire

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
How to praise children with low self-esteem

When Pride Means Pain

By Lynne Soraya
Is it bad to be proud of your kids?

Why Validation Matters: Insights from 5 Just-Published Studies

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
It is good to feel validated, and not just for you

Reward Every Time To Establish A New Behavior

By Susan Weinschenk Ph.D.
Do you understand the science of using rewards?

The 4 Principles of Attachment Parenting and Why They Work

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
A sensible guide to make attachment parenting work for you

Between Parent and Child An All-Time Parenting Best-Seller

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
The launch of new thinking about praise and criticism.

Are You a Poor Communicator? How to Improve

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Are You a Poor Communicator? Stop the Damage and Improve Relationships

Codependency in Children

By Raychelle Cassada Lohmann MS, LPC
Would you know how to spot codependency in children?