The Wrong Kind of Praise

“Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.” -Friedrich Nietzsche Although this research about the perils of too much praise on children’s learning is not new, it is so important […]

Negative Parentlng of Infants and Toddlers Increases Aggression

Results of a new research study of more than 260 mothers and their children, followed from birth until first grade, were published by University of Minnesota this week. Before the study, researchers believed that the combination of the temperament of the infant and negative parenting, particularly in the toddler phase (think terrible two’s) would put […]

Being a Good Dad is Most Important to Men

Results from a  new research study by Julia McQuillan, professor of sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and co-author of a paper soon to be published in the journal, Fathering, were announced last week. In a survey of 1000 American men who were either married or co-habiting, including both fathers and non-fathers, the men were […]