“When kids are praised for everything and told they are ‘special’ it does two things: It reduces their desire to put in effort, and it reduces their ability to self-regulate because they don’t get to challenge themselves.”
– psychology today article by David Rock
Here I am in the Armatage theatre waiting for Lily to be honored as one of about 100 “students of the month”.
Even at a Montessori school, an MPS student cannot avoid artificial praise. But how can I protest the event when my kindergartener is so excited about it!? She picked out her outfit a week ago and was up at 6 wanting me to curl her hair! It’s a painful event – ugh.