Five Reasons to Stop Saying "Good Job"
Of course it is important to support and encourage children, we need to love them and hug them and help them feel good about themselves. Praise, however, is a different story entirely. Here's why.
Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. The author of thirteen books and scores of articles, he lectures at education conferences and universities as well as to parent groups and corporations and is a strong advocate for Montessori education.
Our parent library has several of Kohn's books for you:
This is one of the articles in our Articles of Interest collection for MJDS parents available in the school foyer. You can also find our Articles of Interest on our always rich Facebook page.