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ADD Newsletter – May / Jun 2014

Praise and Encouragemnt

Encouragement and praise might at first glance seem like the same thing, but they are actually very different.

Praise is usually linked to the result rather than effort, for example “Your project was the best ever – it’s brilliant!” Praise is usually only given to very capable children – those with ADHD are far less likely to receive it.

Too much praise can stunt confidence and discourage learning. Excessive praise often loses meaning, and loses its force. When everything is wonderful, then nothing is….



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