Daily Mail

Power of praise


PARENTS have been told by nursery schools to stop calling their daughters ‘princess’ or ‘tomboy’ (Mail).

i continuall­y tell my two granddaugh­ters, aged nine and six, how pretty and clever they are.

i brought up my two daughters to believe in themselves and always praised their achievemen­ts.

have they been damaged by this non- woke approach? one is a chartered accountant with a PhD in physics and the other is a lawyer. They are confident, happy and welladjust­ed young women.

When i was a teacher, i praised the children no matter how small their achievemen­ts may have been.

how very sad that people who believe themselves to be experts are

so ignorant of the emotional needs of children.

J. PASK, Blackwood, Caerphilly.

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