Praise over Criticism

Written for Sunday Poser #

For me praising works better.

If someone criticizes me, I tend to panic, and whatever I’ve done wrong, I will do again, because I am so nervous. When someone tells me I have done something right, I am proud of my achievements, wanting to do it right next time.

Even little steps go towards walking a mile on your own. Yes there are times when all of us make a mistake. If we’re forever told we have done that, we have no chance to make things better.

I work in a school, and it is important to praise the steps they can achieve. If that is writing a sentence on their own, or getting one question right in a test. Focus on what they have right, then they will want to try for more next time. Focus on the ones they got wrong, and they will fear all tests.

Everyone works at a difference pace, but that doesn’t mean they won’t get there.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

6 thoughts on “Praise over Criticism

  1. When I was engaged in art classes, constructive criticism was key in skill development. But there is a nuance with delivering such critiques. Praise that is deserved is inspiring. Praise without merit is another thing indeed. I agree that praise for what is done well is can inspire greatness. No one needs or deserves harsh criticism.

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  2. I definitely agree that praising is the way to go, especially for me personally! If I get harshly critiqued, it does a lot for me emotionally and I honestly end up resenting that aspect of life – and the person who critiqued me! Positive reinforcement is my way to go, however I think constructive criticism is just about okay 😆

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