Praising and Raising “Glory Monsters” Part 2

We've been talking about how excessive praising produces "glory monsters." If that's true, how do we avoid raising our children to crave praise?We have to start with ourselves. Our own craving must be addressed before we can help our…

Praising and Raising “Glory Monsters” Part 1

In a world of selfies, how can we avoid raising little "glory monsters"? Should we mute the praise button? If not, how can our praise fill up rather than puff up our children? The morning we picked up our grandchildren from their summer…