Michael Grose. Encouragement v Praise

There is no doubt Michael brings wonderful insights and has made parenting as we know it far easier for many of us with his popular parenting columns appearing in newspapers and magazines across Australia.

In his latest piece Michael Grose, discusses "To encourage or to praise? That is the question. Is it a black and white issue, or are their shades of parenting grey?"

A lot of us would have an opinion and a lot of us are often not in a position to 'step back' and asses... below is a passage from Michael's article:

"Don’t get me wrong. I am not suggesting we don’t praise or recognise fine performances in any area of life. We just need to practise some restraint. Just as a child who gorges himself on lollies will soon lose interest in something that was once a treat, a child who is praised for every little deed will eventually need a veritable phrase book of positives to motivate him or her."

Michael Grose, Parenting Ideas (Follow him on Twitter)

As Michael does so often, he nails the subject matter at hand and gets us thinking about our own behaviour as parents!

Read the full article here..

Credits to Author: Michael is the author of 8 parenting books, including his new release Thriving! and the best-selling Why First Borns Rule the World and Last Borns Want to Change it.