Help Your Child Reach His/Her Full Potential
Here are Dweck’s tips from Mindset:· Listen to what you say to your kids, with an ear toward the messages you’re sending about mindset.· Instead of praising children’s intelligence or talent, focus on the processes they used.Example: “That homework was so long and involved. I really admire the way you concentrated and finished it.”
Example: “That picture has so many beautiful colors. Tell me about them.”
Example: “You put so much thought into that essay. It really makes me think about Shakespeare in a new way.”· When your child messes up, give constructive criticism—feedback that helps the child understand how to fix the problem, rather than labeling or excusing the child.· Pay attention to the goals you set for your children; having innate talent is not a goal, but expanding skills and knowledge is.· Discourage use of labels (“smart”, “dumb” and so on) that convey intelligence as a fixed entity.
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