This blog post takes a deep dive into praise and its effect on kids. Have you ever praised your child by saying “You’re smart.” or “You’re talented.”? I’m sure we all have at one point or another. However, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests this specific wording of praise may actually backfire and cause kids to underperform. Although this article looks at the topic from an academic perspective its conclusions are applicable to basketball as well. You may rethink the way you praise your child or your players after you read this article.
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