Can too much praise for our children be bad?

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As a parent, it can be tricky to know how to motivate a child, whether it’s on a football field or for homework.

But it’s a question of balance – is there more criticism than praise in your household?

A new study that looked at over 400 families found that children didn’t mind criticism from their parents, as along as there was praise as well. In fact, the scientists identified a ratio of 2:1 of praise:criticism.

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