Good Inside with Dr. Becky

Does praise have unintended consequences?

Episode Summary

<p>When our kids show us a new drawing, score their first soccer goal, or ace a test, we want to celebrate their wins. And when our kids are struggling, our first instinct is to build them back up. But here's the tricky thing about showering kids with praise in high or low moments: It wires them to look to others for validation, instead of learning to feel at home with themselves. In this episode, Dr. Becky talks to three parents about rethinking praise. She offers strategies for how to build stable, long-lasting confidence that your child will be able to access no matter what comes their way in life.<p/> <p/> <p/> Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: <p/> Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts: <p/> Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: <p/> <p/> Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:<p/> <p/> POSTABLE. Let the team at Postable send your holiday cards now at and get 20% off with the code GOODINSIDE <p/> Outschool has over 150,000 live interactive classes for kids. Go to and use the code GOODINSIDE to get $20 off your first class.