Guía para padres

Guía para padres

Elogiar auténticamente

Cómo elogiar a su hijo en una manera que lo empodera

“Una palabra de aliento durante un fracaso vale más que una hora de elogio después de un éxito.”


  • Cómo hacer que el elogio sea más eficaz

    As in almost every facet of parenting, there is considerable debate over how and when you should praise your child. An increasing body of research is showing that praise is most effective when it is: • specific. • authentic. • directed at something your child can control, like her effort and improvement. Praise is less…

  • ¿El elogio aumenta la autoestima?

    Of course, you want your child to feel good and succeed. However, you may not realize that over-praising can undermine the power of praise and strip it of its meaning. It can also turn your child into a “praise junkie,” relying on you or others for approval. Too much praise may even lead her to…

  • Hallazgos clave de investigación para tener en cuenta

    When your child is praised for her efforts, she will keep trying new things and working hard to achieve her goals. • Praise your child in a realistic and loving manner. • Praise is most effective when it is very specific and focused on effort, perseverance, and practice. • Focusing on effort and improvement allows…

  • Dar ánimo que empodera

    • Three-year-old Amy just started swim lessons. While other children leap into the water, she has been cautious, often remaining on the pool steps, and is just starting to kick and move in the water. On the way home, her parent acknowledges Amy’s effort by saying, “You are trying so hard to get comfortable in…

  • Recursos para leer más

    Gunderson, E. A., Gripshover, S. J., Romero, C., Dweck, C. S., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Levine, S. C. (2013). Parent praiseto 1- to 3-year-olds predicts children’s motivational frameworks 5 years later. Child development, 84, 1526-1541. Levine, M. (2006). The price of privilege: How parental pressure and material advantage are creating a generation of disconnected and…

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