Kids are more likely to cheat if they think they have a reputation for being smart. Studies show that when children are told they’re really smart for doing well on a test, they’re more likely to cheat in the future so that you’ll keep thinking they’re really smart. However, if you praise them by saying they ‘did really well this time’, they’re more likely to keep working hard so they can ‘do well’ again the next time. Source Source 2 Source 3