Here’s the cool part: these mindset ideas aren’t just for kids. They apply to us adults too!
Mindset concepts are about helping your kids succeed and shaping a positive and empowering perspective for your whole family. Research by Carol Dweck has shown that kids with a growth mindset do better in school, are more resilient, and have higher self-esteem. So, as parents, it’s crucial to foster this mindset in our children.
🪨Fixed Mindset: This is when we believe that our abilities and intelligence are set in stone. We might think that our kids are born with specific talents, and there’s not much they can do to change that. When we have a fixed mindset, we tend to shy away from challenges because we fear that any failure reflects negatively on our child’s innate abilities.
🎯 Growth Mindset: On the other hand, a growth mindset is all about believing that our kids can develop and improve their abilities with effort and practice. It’s like saying, “Hey, your child might not be a math genius now, but with some hard work and the right support, they can get better at it.” Parents with a growth mindset encourage their kids to take on challenges, learn from mistakes, and believe in the power of effort.
As parents, we lead by example when we embrace a growth mindset. We show our children that it’s okay to make mistakes, that learning is a lifelong journey, and that they can achieve amazing things with hard work and determination.
So, remember, these mindset concepts are not only about helping your kids succeed; they’re about shaping a positive and empowering perspective for your whole family. If you have any questions or want to dive deeper into this, please ask! Dr.
Christine Powell LearningByConnecting Education Therapy & Special Education Consulting