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ChangingMinds.org

ChangingMinds.org

A great site for learning the art of persuasion and influence. If we’re going to have a successful movement, winning hearts and minds is imperative. Here’s an excerpt regarding using praise with children:

The danger of praise

It is very easy to get praise wrong.

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Slapping children works, they say!

Slapping children works, they say!

Our response? Doesn’t matter, still unethical.

This is the power of the moral argument, folks. It has to be prioritized over the argument for effect.

How many studies on spanking do we need to read? None. Do we need to be doctors of child development, or experts on the effects of spanking?… Read the rest