Creating Praise Junkies: Are You Giving Children Too Much “Positive Reinforcement?”

Rae Pica with Ellen Ava Sigler, Ed.D., Margaret Berry Wilson, Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed.

“Great job!” “That was very good!” Teachers and parents use phrases like these every day to give positive reinforcement to children. But are we creating praise-addicted children by giving them too much unwarranted, rote, and excessive praise? Turns out that positive reinforcement can be negative. In this segment our guests give us the basics on how to get it right.

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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Ellen Ava Sigler, Ed.D. Associate Professor, Department of Psychology Western Carolina University. Margaret Berry Wilson is a Responsive Classroom professional development specialist for the Northeast Foundation for Children and the author of several books. Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has over 20 years experience in the field of early childhood education in a variety of roles.
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