Advice From Parents of a Science Whiz Kid: "Don't Just Tell Your Kids That They're Smart."
The Wall Street Journal magazine earlier wrote a profile of the parents of Jack Andraka, a 15-year-old high school freshman who won the top prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in 2012. Here's the link to the article, but here's the key paragraph:
"Their advice to parents? “Don’t just tell your kids how smart they are,” suggests Jane. “Praise your kids’ effort and persistence. Tell them that failure is fine and that you like the way they work through things.”
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