Sal McKeown is a writer and freelance journalist focusing on disability, education and technology. She writes regularly for Education Today, Early Years Educator, Teach Secondary and Primary School Management. A former teacher and lecturer in further education and for the Open University and Workers’ Educational Association, she is a member of The Good Schools Guide’s special needs team and a judge for the Bett and Education Resources awards.
Asha Patel and Sal McKeown summarise a Dutch observational study of parents’ praise and children’s self-esteem. The research finds that parents’ inflated praise predicted lower self-esteem in children, and also predicted higher narcissism, but only in children with high self-esteem.[read the full story...]