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St Peter's Prep Schools ... The Difference Part 10

October 28, 2020 | Academics | Social and emotional | Greg Royce: Rector
Praising children as ‘smart’ does not prevent them from under-performing.  It might actually be causing…

St Peter's Prep Schools ... The Difference Part 9

October 27, 2020 | Academics | Social and emotional | Greg Royce: Rector
I discussed the self-esteem movement and the growing challenge to its belief that a performance was inextricably linked to self-esteem.  As parents we are proud of our children, try to protect them from disappointment and often demonstrate our love by expressing our admiration for them. …

St Peter's Prep Schools ... The Difference Part 8

October 27, 2020 | Academics | Social and emotional | Greg Royce: Rector
The Power and Peril of Praise In the western society with which we are familiar, the manner in which we encourage our children has been universally accepted.  On witnessing a child’s achievements, even minor ones, adults almost always respond with, ‘What a clever boy/girl!’ or…

St Peter's Prep Schools ... The Difference Part 7

October 27, 2020 | Academics | Social and emotional | Greg Royce: Rector
Computer games are the champions of instant feedback. As a consequence, many children (and adults) can sit for hours playing computer games.They seem oblivious to the world around them and concentrate…
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