To praise, or not to praise, that is the question. It is a question that haunts many parents and should haunt educators. "We are a praise-addicted culture." And according to some of the most prominent psychologists behind human motivation, praise can have devastating impact on an individual's motivation to learn and achieve. Rather than ask to praise or not to praise, the question is how do we give feedback that doesn't result in lasting harm? In this MindShift article Anna Kamenetz breaks down the science of helpful feedback.