I had a similar experience with the "praising point" the other day.
with our 9 month old son Cesar, he was standing next to me by my table and I was talking to him and asking him what he is doing (obviously he cant respond yet vocally), and he looked behind him and he turned his body and he gave it one step forward, now he is in the stage of standing EVERYWHERE, and me for the first time seeing him giving a step forward without any assistance from me or Leila, I was inside of myself like WOW.
in that moment I wanted to say WELL done Cesar, you gave it one step forward - I breathed and in a moment saw what I was doing and where I was coming from.
within myself I could see that why I wanted to say WELL done Cesar and Praise him, was because within myself there was a point I wasn't aware of till then, I had a fear of Cesar starting to walk at a LATE stage, not even later just late, and thus not developing as quick as other babies that I have seen already giving their first steps at the same age, and with this fear there was the fear behind it of survival. that if Cesar starts walking earlier then most then he must be developing quicker and have a bigger chance at surviving.
so my wanting to say WELL DONE CESAR was coming from a point of fear and self interest, which would have been consequential in terms of the message he is receiving of whats behind the words and sounds of me saying WELL DONE CESAR, implying that what he has been doing was/hasn't been well done, and thus it has been not good.
I also in the moment saw that if I praise Cesar from that starting point that I would have now given him the impression that praise is needed for him to feel better and good about himself, which would create a human that requires praise all his life to move/feel good. which is what I as a kid had a problem with, if there wasn't any praise then why develop myself, why do something, why become better kind of attitude.
so within that moment in that breathe I remained quite and I allowed it to be natural for Cesar to do it for himself and his own self development, and I realized within that moment as-well, Cesar a 9 month old baby does not give a shit about being praised, he doesn't know what it is, he does not care for it, it does not move him or anything, unless I conditioned the moment with my infected words/sounds, to him it was simply the next step.
so I definitely am learning and seeing these points for myself and will still come to seeing how I can implement the praising point (if actually required) to direct it in a way where it is a point of direction/guide for living/expansion within whats best for all life.