"Not" a good job

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I'm not sure that everything people do is worthy of notice or praise.  Especially with children, I fear that we're too quick to tell them good job and pat them on the back.  Compliments, praise, and encouraging words feel good to children (and adults), but is it possible that we're lowering the bar for expectations?  I've seen adults make absolute spectacles of themselves over their child accomplishing the smallest of feats.  It seems acceptable when they're a baby, but imagine praising a teenager for tying their shoes.  At some point, praise should be reserved for actual achievement.  If it's given liberally, without regard to real merit, praise has the dampening effect of lowering the child's goals and society's standards.

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