This is what we're talking about!

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 Thanks to friend Deirdre for drawing this article to our attention.  It is now official - you can have too much of a good thing, i.e. parenting.  This NY Times opinion piece by Madeline Levine supports our position that sometimes the best thing you can do is get out of your child's way.  And on that note, we will be out of your way and out of the office for the rest of August.  We look forward to catching up in September.

Elizabeth & Elizabeth


kayce hughes said...

If I remember correctly the key in Dweck's study was that the other group was praised for working hard.

EBB said...

Kayce, I believe, one group was told how smart they were and the other was praised for working hard. The hard workers were more willing to try harder problems. Thx for reading.

Kate said...

Great article and a good reminder that our children are taking a lot of cues from us. I have had parents complain to me that their kids don't like reading, won't read for pleasure, blah blah blah. One question I always ask is: do you read in front of them? Do they see that it is something you value?

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