by Ned Russell, Drug Free Nevada County
Tip – Asset # 16 - High Expectations – Parents and teachers expect young person to do his or her best.
Research has shown that children who are praised for their solid effort do better in the long run than children who are praised for being smart. Try not to make a big deal about grades, either high or low. Do reward them for trying hard and remind them that practice makes perfect. This applies to parenting also.
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