An educator at my child’s day care recently told me exactly how to praise my two-year-old son.
His childcare centre’s approach is about praising specific behaviour.
Don’t say, “good boy” – it’s better to say, “good listening” – or so they say.
It sounds like a beginner’s English lesson gone wrong, “good eating” or “good talking” or “good packing away Charlie”.
Apparently this kind of praise works best if done five times a day, according to a new study as mentioned in Time.
De Montfort University researchers found parents who praised their kids five times a day saw an improvement in their children’s wellbeing as opposed to parents that weren't keeping track.