Growth Mindset

Develop your growth mindset, not only in school but in your personal life. Our brain functions like a muscle, and the more we use it, the stronger it becomes.

We think that our intelligence is fixed--either we are smart or not. However, scientific studies have proven our brain functions like a muscle; the more we use it, the quicker we become. 

The possible symptoms of children with a fixed mindset have the following qualities:

  • Try hard to appear as smart
  • Give up easily
  • Ignore feedback
  • Feel threatened by other people’s success

Growth mindset is celebrating the process of which a child persevere through a challenge without giving up.  If you “Praise the Process,”  your child will likely become an overcomer with obstacles in their learning. These are a few phrases to promote a growth mindset:

  • What a great way to approach the task
  • I noticed you remembered the steps in solving the problem
  • I’m observing the way you’re approaching the challenge, and I like your effort
  • I see that you’re trying again and you haven’t given up

Growth Mindset