Growth mindset for kids is kind of a buzzword in the parenting and education world right now. Four kids and fourteen years of parenting later I don’t get as excited about those parenting buzzwords as I used to. But this one, this one really hits home. Whether you’re a kid, an adult, a professional, a parent the growth mindset is one of the most encouraging perspective changes out there!
A growth mindset means your brain is always growing. What you can do today is not what you will be able to do your entire life. With enough practice and learning most people can do most anything! Exciting, right?
The recovering perfectionist….
I am a recovering perfectionist. The perfectionist mindset has not served me well, I am the first to admit. I do not want to pass the weight of self imposed ridiculous expectations onto my kids and this growth mindset deal seems the perfect way to do it.
What do you want to do, who do you want to be….
Seriously, you get to decide.
This book is an easy (and free) way to get your kiddos talking about where they want to go and how to get there. Maybe they work on it alone and you chat later or maybe it’s something you and your child can do together. Either way starting the conversation is important.
Check out this list of books that encourage a growth mindset. Books are an awesome, low pressure way to introduce this growth mindset idea!
Long term vs. short term…
Maybe it’s where they want to go this afternoon or maybe it’s long term goals. They both count and they’re both important.
Learning to set short term goals that are easy help a kid realize that they can do it. They can decide they want to do something and then do it.
So much in a kid’s life is out of their control. It’s good to help them see there are plenty of things that they still have a say in!
Drawing and writing about growth mindset for kids….
Both drawing and writing play a part in this printable book. I like the idea of getting in the habit of providing all kinds of channels for kids to get their feelings out. Art doesn’t necessarily have to be a masterpiece in order to be meaningful.
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