Does Praise Really Motivate Kids?

We were excited about the response we've received for my post on Friday – Is the Brain Like a Muscle, Really?  – so we decided to dedicate a week to the science of praise and motivation – what works, and what doesn't. 

To kick things off, we thought we'd include this video from the annual PopTech gathering in Maine – a speech by Ashley about the effects of praise (and sleep) on kids' cognitive and psychological development.

Ashley Merryman: On Parenting from PopTech on Vimeo.