Rabbi Nochem Kaplan, Director of the Merkos Chinuch Office, presents a series of videos on Education. Lesson 5: "Why must parents' praise be honest?"
Rabbi Kaplan continues his discussion of effective praise. The litmus test of a compliment and successful praise is whether or not it encourages and stimulates the recipient in a positive way. It should spurn continued effort and dedication and lead to continued growth and development, he maintains. The best form of praise gets children to think about their behavior and determine what’s right and understand how to do it.