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melders June 5th, 2014 12:19am

Would you rather have a parent who gives you constant praise for everything (even if you don't deserve praise), or a parent who never gives you praise for anything (even if you do something praiseworthy)?

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derzeck
06/04/14 7:06 pm

No praise will better prepare a child for real life

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TierasPet
06/04/14 5:46 pm

I guess I would prefer to never be praised. I believe that's better preparation for real life. Sad.

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bringstheeagle Colorado
06/07/14 8:34 pm

My wife always gave our daughter constant praise - I thought she was nuts but I went along. I'm a believer.

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melders Entertainment Sometimes
06/04/14 5:21 pm

Another question inspired by Infinite Jest. Probably the last one.

The main character has one parent of each, and he has some pretty serious parental issues as a result.

Redacted
06/04/14 6:00 pm

I grew up with no praise and turned out just fine. My older sister was praised for getting Cs but is was expected of me to get As and Bs.