Thank you to those of you who were able to attend our Parent Education workshop on implementing Growth Mindset practices in your household. It was wonderful to see such a dedicated group of parents working together to discuss what actions and language will best help their children to embrace a culture of effort and perseverance.
“If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence.”
– Carol S. Dweck
For those of you who missed it, or are interested in further research, here are a few recommendations:
- What Do We Tell the Kids?
- A very brief summary of Growth Mindset praise (a one minute read!)
- Mindsetworks: Growth Mindset Parenting
- Some best practices for implementing a Growth Mindset culture in your family.
For the verbal linguistic learner:
- How Not to Talk to Your Kids- The Power (and Peril) of Praise.
- Great overview of the research on the way that praise can affect our children’s performance and attitude.
- The Effort Effect
- A summary of the research that Dweck has done on implementing Growth mindset practices and language in schools.
- The Talent Myth:
- Malcolm Gladwell explores the way that large corporations identify “talent” and explains how they often end up worse off by embracing a fixed mindset culture.
- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S Dweck:
- Mindsets for Parents: Strategies to Encourage Growth Mindsets in Kids
- The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How.
For the visual learner:
- Ted Talk: Carol Dweck- The Power of Believing that you can Improve
- A great introduction to Dweck’s research
- The Power of belief — mindset and success | Eduardo Briceno
- More evidence of the effectiveness of a Growth Mindset culture
- Fostering Growth Mindsets in your Family:
- A series of dialogues from the Greater Good Science Center. The Greater Good Science center is an excellent parenting resource on all sorts of subjects.
For the auditory learner:
For the musical learner: