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Parenting with Praise to Grow Values and Change Behavior

Leslie Blevins, Ph.D.

Date Recorded

TEDx Talk

Using example videos of parent-child interactions, Dr. Leslie Blevins shows us how to leverage the power of praise not only to help your child grow, but also to improve your relationship with your child. Dr. Blevins gives three actionable steps you can use with your children to enhance your interactions and to make you both happy in the process. Leslie is a Licensed Psychologist specializing in children and the founder of Enilda Clinic in Spokane, WA, a child psychology practice focusing on neurodevelopmental concerns and parent training.  

What you can look forward to in Leslie’s talk:
— How to use praise effectively even when it’s hard to find something to praise
— How praise affects children across ages and into adulthood
— How praise builds character and intrinsic motivation
— And how praise may be the most effective but underutilized method that parents already possess in their toolkit

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

12 minutes