Planting Seeds For A Growth Mindset

Fostering A Growth Mindset In Your Children

Did you know that our abilities aren’t set in stone? Research shows that what we can accomplish are impacted by a combination of our genes, our environment, and our mindset. Psychologist Carol Dweck, a researcher at Stanford University, says there are two types of mindsets: fixed-oriented and growth-oriented. People with a fixed mindset believe that their abilities – mental or physical – are fixed. These people tend to make little effort toward improving their current skillset. People with a growth mindset believe that their intelligence and other skills grow with time and practice. They realize that their effort can have a direct impact on their success.

But having a growth mindset means more than just accepting feedback and being open-minded. It’s about taking that feedback, learning from experience, and coming up with strategies for improvement. This week, in my Phoenix Mom’s Blog article, I’m talking about what you can do as a parent to plant seeds for a Growth Mindset in your children.

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