A little gem for my kids’ school paper:




Parents: Instead of asking, “How was your day?” Ask your child, “What is something challenging you worked on today?” Or just ask about one specific area, such as, “What did you work on in Math today?” As a follow up, ask, “Did you feel like it was challenging?”

DID YOU KNOW? Research shows that, over time, students who are encouraged to work through a challenge far outperform their peers who are praised for being “smart.” Think EFFORT, not OUTCOME. So remember, instead of “Good job!” you can always say, “NICE EFFORT!”

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