Simon Brooks Culture of Thinking Strategy No. 2 – Support Your Child in Developing a Growth Mindset

 

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Simon Brooks Culture of Thinking Strategy No. 2 – Support Your Child in Developing a Growth Mindset

The first Cultures of Thinking Strategy for parents in supporting their children to become self-directed learners was sent out earlier this week. We hope found it very informative and useful. If you missed this email, click here to view Strategy No. 1

A growth mindset is having a belief that intelligence and ability grow over time, as opposed to something that is set. To develop a growth mindset in your child you need to focus on praising progress, learning and effort rather than ability.

So, don’t use too much of this kind of praise: “You’re so clever” “Look at how smart you are, you did that so fast.” “You’re good at maths.” Rather, use praise like this:

  • “You did a great job of developing a plan and following it through.”
  • “I can tell that your understanding of Economics is growing all the time.”
  • “I really admire the huge effort you’ve put into your study for this test.”

To watch the video, click here.