Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Grant, Adam (04/11/2014), Raising a Moral Child, New York Times, Retrieved on 2014-04-21
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    21 APR 2014

     Praise a Child's Character Rather than Actions

    The researchers randomly assigned the children to receive different types of praise. For some of the children, they praised the action: “It was good that you gave some of your marbles to those poor children. Yes, that was a nice and helpful thing to do.” For others, they praised the character behind the action: “I guess you’re the kind of person who likes to help others whenever you can. Yes, you are a very nice and helpful person.” A couple of weeks later, when faced with more opp...
    Folksonomies: parenting morality
    Folksonomies: parenting morality
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    The opposite of telling a child they work hard instead of telling them they are "smart." Tell a child they are a good person when they do good things so that they internalize morality.