29 min

Does praise have unintended consequences‪?‬ Good Inside with Dr. Becky

    • Parenting

When our kids show us a new drawing, score their first soccer goal, or ace a test, we want to celebrate their wins. And when our kids are struggling, our first instinct is to build them back up. But here's the tricky thing about showering kids with praise in high or low moments: It wires them to look to others for validation, instead of learning to feel at home with themselves. In this episode, Dr. Becky talks to three parents about rethinking praise. She offers strategies for how to build stable, long-lasting confidence that your child will be able to access no matter what comes their way in life.
A preview of the good inside this episode:
(4:36-5:24): To praise or not to praise
(10:03-11:22): Can I tell my kid, "good job?"
(20:40-22:01): What to say when my kid is feeling down
(26:45-28:15): Tying it all together

Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/
Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts: https://goodinside.com/newsletter/
Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:
The team at Primary. Check out the wide range of options at www.primary.com and get 20% off your first order with code GOODINSIDE.

Rent The Runway. Check out Rent The Runway's monthly membership at www.renttherunway.com and get 40% off with code GOODINSIDE.

When our kids show us a new drawing, score their first soccer goal, or ace a test, we want to celebrate their wins. And when our kids are struggling, our first instinct is to build them back up. But here's the tricky thing about showering kids with praise in high or low moments: It wires them to look to others for validation, instead of learning to feel at home with themselves. In this episode, Dr. Becky talks to three parents about rethinking praise. She offers strategies for how to build stable, long-lasting confidence that your child will be able to access no matter what comes their way in life.
A preview of the good inside this episode:
(4:36-5:24): To praise or not to praise
(10:03-11:22): Can I tell my kid, "good job?"
(20:40-22:01): What to say when my kid is feeling down
(26:45-28:15): Tying it all together

Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/
Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts: https://goodinside.com/newsletter/
Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:
The team at Primary. Check out the wide range of options at www.primary.com and get 20% off your first order with code GOODINSIDE.

Rent The Runway. Check out Rent The Runway's monthly membership at www.renttherunway.com and get 40% off with code GOODINSIDE.

29 min