So I'm reading "Diaper Free Baby" and one thing that author just mentioned that threw me off was not praising your kid for using the potty. She mentions that she never says "good job" or "good boy," because the potty experience is for the child alone. She does mention it's ok to say things such as "oh you went into the potty. That must feel so good!"
Now, I hate to compare potty training a child to potty training a dog.... but the latter is all I have experience with. Whenever my puppy would make an effort to go on papers or show me that she wanted to go outside I would comment "oh you're such a super genius! You went on the papers/outside. You're so smart!" Granted dogs probably don't understand the meaning of those words whereas a child will, especially as he/she gets older and not in infant stage.
Anyways, I suppose my point is what's your opinion on praising when your kid goes on the potty?