Why You Should Focus on Strengths

What do you tend to remember when you get feedback on your performance at work? What you’re doing well or what you need to work on? No surprise but a study found that teenagers also more frequently remember discussions where they hear about parental concerns than conversations about their strengths. They know what you think they’re doing wrong, but they don’t really hear and remember what they’re doing right. Change that by consistently talking about their positive attributes. They’re more likely to use their strengths when they know you notice them, too.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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