Growth mindset vs. fixed mindset

The fixed vs growth mindset for kids is an important part of development many parents do not understand, Let the experts show you why the fixed vs growth mindset for kids is vital to their development
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Growth mindset vs. fixed mindset

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In my work, we’ve identified two different mindsets that children can have. In a fixed mindset, they think that their intelligence, their abilities, their talents are just these fixed traits. They have a certain amount and that’s that. This fixed mindset limits children. They’re afraid to make a mistake, not look smart. They’re afraid their parent isn’t going to love and respect them as much if they make mistakes, or slip up and they’re not smart. In the end, this limits their potential. But other kids have a growth mindset about their abilities. They understand that their abilities, talents, even their intelligence, can be developed through their whole lives, through their effort, their perseverance, their focus and good instruction. It’s not that they think everyone’s the same or anyone can be Einstein – but they understand that everybody can become smarter and more talented if they dedicate themselves and work at it. And these are the children who end up fulfilling their potential.

The fixed vs growth mindset for kids is an important part of development many parents do not understand, Let the experts show you why the fixed vs growth mindset for kids is vital to their development

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Carol Dweck, PhD

Psychologist & Author

Carol S. Dweck, PhD, is a leading researcher in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford. Her research focuses on why students succeed and how to foster their success. More specifically, her work has demonstrated the role of mindsets in success and has shown how praise for intelligence can undermine students’ motivation and learning.

She has also held professorships at and Columbia and Harvard Universities, has lectured to education, business, and sports groups all over the world, and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and to the National Academy of Sciences. She recently won the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, the highest award in Psychology. 

Her work has been prominently featured in such publications as The New Yorker, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, and The London Times, with recent feature stories on her work in the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post, and she has appeared on such shows as Today, Good Morning America, NPR’s Morning Edition, and 20/20. Her bestselling book Mindset (published by Random House) has been widely acclaimed and has been translated into 20 languages.

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