Hello, dear conscious parent 💟!
Today I want to talk to you about cultivating a GROWTH MINDSET in your child. The phrase “growth mindset vs. fixed mindset” was coined by Carol S. Dweck, PhD., a world-renowned Stanford University psychologist, after decades of research of what makes some people successful and others not – in relationships, careers, and business. I highly recommend that you read her book: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.
Cultivating a growth mindset means focusing on and praising your child’s effort and progress, not the outcome. This can be learned at any age, and the earlier you start with your child, the better it is. Here are some examples of communication you can use to wire your child’s brain for growth mindset:
- You can’t do it YET.
- You are on the right track.
- You can train your brain.
- Mistakes help us learn.
- You can try a different way/ strategy.
- How can you look at this problem differently?
- Everyone is talented in many ways.
- This may take some time and effort- and that’s OK.
- There are no failures, only learning. I am here to support you in your learning.
If you help your child become growth -oriented, you have given your child the gift that will keep on giving for the rest of their life. I hope you do!