Did you know that there is a wrong way to praise your kids? You read that right! Now, I’m not usually one to use words like ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, but there is a wrong way to praise your kids and I want to share that with you this week.
One of my mentors, Carol Dweck, is known for her work on mindset. She has a Ph.D. and is an author, speaker, and professor at Stanford University. According to Dr. Dweck, each one of us is roaming the earth with a fixed or growth mindset, and I’m explaining what these are, what they have to do with praising your kids, and how they affect your parenting in this week’s episode.
Join me this week as I share my first-hand experiences of developing a growth mindset and how being committed to this has helped my entire family feel more empowered. This concept is so important when it comes to praising your kids, so I’m showing you why you would want to speak growth mindset and how to use this concept to boost your child’s positive self-image.
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What You’ll Learn from this Episode:
- The difference between a fixed and growth mindset and how it shows up in our kids.
- Why a fixed mindset is a problem for kids.
- The right and wrong way to praise your child.
- How I realized I had a fixed mindset and how I was passing this on to my son.
- The importance of focusing on the effort your child makes versus the result.
- Why a growth mindset is so beneficial.
- How to help your child make the connection between effort and result.
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- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck
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