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Old 01-17-2012, 10:57 AM
 
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One author describes a revision of praise as descriptive appreciation. Instead of "good job"! Something like it looks like you put real effort into that assignment. It makes me proud to see you work hard for a good product. Or I see the toys all put away nice and neat. It sure is helpful to have the playroom cleaned up! ...
To me, these phrases increase the chance of conversation. For some, that is a good thing, for others, not really.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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One author describes a revision of praise as descriptive appreciation. Instead of "good job"! Something like it looks like you put real effort into that assignment. It makes me proud to see you work hard for a good product. Or I see the toys all put away nice and neat. It sure is helpful to have the playroom cleaned up! ...
I probably wouldn't (personally) use this kind of language for things like a clean playroom, that's just expected. But definitely for above and beyond school work or something especially difficult for a specific child.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:08 PM
 
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I probably wouldn't (personally) use this kind of language for things like a clean playroom, that's just expected. But definitely for above and beyond school work or something especially difficult for a specific child.
In a transitionary stage between not expected and expected it can be helpful as with a really little kid who really is just learning to put their stuff away.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:50 PM
 
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In a transitionary stage between not expected and expected it can be helpful as with a really little kid who really is just learning to put their stuff away.
Ah, good point, I was thinking of my older kids.
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