We've been praising others the wrong way by saying "Good Job!" "Fantastic" or "Clever Girl!" A subtle shift in narrative makes a whole lot of difference to motivation and attitude. You'll be surprised with the results it unearths!
If we asked a room of students how many of them talk to themselves everyday, everyone would be shy to put up their hands. In reality, we do talk to ourselves. In fact about 50000-60000 words are exchanged with ourselves each day. But what about those who talk to themselves in public ? And answer themselves before a friend can respond? While many of think them as weird, there's actually an astoundingly therapeutic effect to all that!