How Our Praise And Support Can Make Kids Weak


Nine year old Kiana wanted to show me and her parents something she had created at school.

It’s called a Prezi—something like a powerpoint, but a heck of a lot cooler. The online presentation software helps build visual displays for explaining a concept or for telling a story. Kiana had uploaded a voiceover.

It doesn’t matter whether the first Prezi you see is good, bad or downright awful.  Odds are, the technology will impress you. 

If your kids created one, you might heap all kinds of praise on them for a job well done. But that’s not what Kiana’s mother, Annika, did.

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Andrew Hallam

I’m a financial columnist for Canada’s national paper, The Globe and Mail, as well as for AssetBuilder, a financial service firm based in Texas. I’m also the author of Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School (2nd Ed. Wiley 2017) and The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat (Wiley 2015). My mission is to educate, motivate and inspire people on basic retirement planning and best practices for investing, using evidence-based strategies. I'm happy to comment on your questions. However, please read the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and the Comments Policy.

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