Please Stop Telling Your Kids They are "Smart"
Please, please stop telling your kids they are smart. This is not a joke, and no, I do not think your child is stupid. You may think, "but my kid IS smart!" Did you ever stop to think, what does smart even mean? Are those labels really sending healthy messages to children and adults? What kinds of habits are you reinforcing when you use these labels? How were you labeled as a child and how did it affect your upbringing? Do you still consider yourself to be the "smart" or "stupid" one because of what you were told as a child? I'm going to share with you why telling kids they are smart is actually very stupid. I'll even share with you how it has affected my life.