Compliment Day

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

If you are planning to inundate your kiddos with compliments on Jan. 24 (aka Compliment Day), make sure you think before you speak.

Numerous studies have found that the wrong kind of compliments can actually make kids less successful.

Compliments like "You're great at math" or "You are a great reader" can make children believe that they have innate skills that don't require to them to work hard. Such misperceptions can cause students to put less effort into their work and create more upset when those subjects become challenging.

Experts recommend praising children for working hard and trying their best-skills that will serve them well throughout their lives. For more information how to best praise children, visit