Praise is praise, right? It’s a positive thing. Well, not really
Praising isn’t just a matter of uttering a couple of positive words to make our kid feel good. If it’s not done the right way, praise can actually be more damaging to our kid.
According to a study featured on abcnews.go.com, a kid can actually turn into a “narcissistic jerk” with too much praise.
Narcissistic individuals think they’re better than everyone else, live for personal success and expect exceptional treatment, explained the authors of the study that appeared in the latest issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. When narcissists experience failure, they’re not pleasant to be around, sometimes even lashing out violently, the study notes.
That’s scary. The last thing the world needs is another narcissistic kid who’s going to grow up feeling privileged and entitled. That’s not the kind of kid we want to raise, right?
How can we do it right? We can do it right by avoiding these 5 negative techniques most parents make to praise their kids. Go and turn to the next page to learn more about them.