Importance of recognizing a child's gifts early and often

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Importance of recognizing a child's gifts early and often

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One of the most important building blocks of a great, happy, successful life is a feeling of confidence, that I am good in this world. Well one way to build confidence is, from as early as possible, notice what your child does well. "You're walking well, you're a toddler, you're building those blocks well, you pooped in the putty well" - It really doesn't matter what it is, you want to instill in him or her the sense that 'Whatever I do, I can develop skill at it.' And that sense of 'No matter what I'm doing, I can get good at it.' That's what's called a growth mindset. It's one of the major predictors of doing well in life.

Learn about: Importance of recognizing a child's gifts early and often from Edward Hallowell, MD, EdD,...

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Edward Hallowell, MD, EdD

Psychiatrist, ADHD Specialist, & Author

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, MD, EdD is a Harvard-trained Child and Adult Psychiatrist in practice in Sudbury, MA (outside Boston) and New York City. The author of 18 books, Dr. Hallowell specializes in learning differences such as ADHD and dyslexia, both of which he has himself.  He has also written extensively on general issues of parenting and living in our modern age. He lives in the Boston area with his wife of 23 years, Sue, and their three children, Lucy, Jack, and Tucker.

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