Why Telling Your Child to Feel Proud of Their Work Can Backfire

Let’s set the scene. Like many super-involved parents, you’ve been checking the school portal, keeping up with your child’s daily performance. There it is. You’ve been waiting for this moment. On the page before you is proof that your kid can be a high achiever. It’s a big jump in the English grade! You may be...
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Lazy, Uncooperative, or Executive Function Challenged?

Just because your middle or high school student Misses or has trouble following directions/forgets what to do. Tantrums about things that appear fairly minor and manageable to you. Melts down instead of expressing feelings and frustrations. Moves from task to task, or looks for distractions but doesn’t complete the original task. Mixes up assignments/forgets to...
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