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The Right Way and the Wrong Way to Praise Your Kids

Phrasing is everything

Your preschooler draws a picture of you. It looks like a potato chip.

“Wow, look at that!” you’re probably tempted to say. “You’re such a good artist!”

Before you do, though, take a beat to consider your words. The right phrasing might keep…



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Elizabeth Preston

Elizabeth Preston is a freelance science journalist and humor writer in the Boston area.