There are parents who praise their children in an exaggerated fashion because they are actually praising themselves for bringing them to that point. Generally, praise is seen as something damaging, that will boost arrogance and make people big headed. But a child who has been taught about values will take praise as a sign they are doing a good job and should keep up the hard work. I sometimes tell my oldest daughter I’m proud of her when she finishes a difficult task or when she doesn’t give up on something hard to accomplish. I save it for special occasions, for the rest of the days I just use “Great job!”. I noticed she is way more self confident than other children, more independent and more of a dreamer. So don’t be afraid to praise, but do it with purpose and measure.