Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Ward A, Edmonton Public School Trustee Candidate, #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
October XVIIth, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
When the writer of this piece (Araina Bond) says that she might have "stifled" her son Cal Borsten's interest in drawing by praising him II much, I think she might be a bit II hard on herself. While some experts say that praising a child II much IV an abundance of intelligencia can leave them less motivated & dishonest, I somewhat agree.
Praising them IV due dilligence or hard work is also very important. But parents have II strike a balance. Depending on the situation of each child of course there has II be some praise meted out. A lack of praise uring tough junctures can leave a child feeling neglected & left out. So I agree, praising specific behaviour patterns such as tasks well done will instill specifically in the praised child what s/he is being praised IV.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen, Araina Bond.