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  1. Nicole Hind 10.03.2017 at 11:01

    Hi Tim. Lovely post and important reflections as we tend to rely more and more on ‘achievements’ and external validation (the applause culture) losing sight of what really matters. Values and what we care about and how to grow those. When I worked with children in play therapy, you learn to acknowledge action and feelings without ‘praise’ or the other side ‘criticism’. It’s such a freeing place for children to grow and discover themselves. As a parent you can encourage VS praise your children, be a guide, as critical thinking questions rather than provide validation.

  2. Pamela Vandersande 10.03.2017 at 11:19

    Really honest posting Tim. Very true. Thank you again.

  3. Tim Hill 10.03.2017 at 11:22

    Thanks Pamela!

  4. Tim Hill 10.03.2017 at 11:24

    Thanks Nicole – and this fits with the idea that it is mirroring and empathy that people need to develop, not sweet words.

  5. Heather 02.06.2022 at 15:22

    Wow, thank you for this insightful post. I’ve thought along these lines before but you outlined in a very clear and succinct way how excessive praise can also be damaging. I’m definitely saving this!

  6. Tim Hill 14.07.2022 at 06:44

    Thank you, Heather!

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