Newstalk Breakfast's Shane Coleman is joined by Child Psychologist David Carey to discuss a new study that suggests praising children isn't always wise
Do you praise your children when they do well in everyday tasks? Well, a new study published in Psychological Science suggests parents need to be more careful about how they go about praising children.
The study suggests that children who are praised by their parents for being smart are actually more likely to cheat on tests.
While it's normal for a parent to want to congratulate their child on doing well, the study shows that certain approaches can be interpreted differently by the child who may then be willing to cheat in order to succeed.
Newstalk Breakfast's Shane Coleman was joined by Child Psychologist David Carey to discuss the study and the best approach for parents to praise their children.