What is growth Mindset?
We can achieve a growth mindset in children by focusing on ourselves. To begin we start by focusing on the conversations we have with children. When a child puts up a barrier, 'I can't do this! or I don't get it!' we often find ourselves saying things like, try again. If you hear try again coming out of your mouth try changing your words to what did you try? Do you know another strategy, let's try a strategy together. The more we ask growth mindset questions the better they will become at asking them before hitting a road block.
Focus on process over outcome. Let's take something we all did as kids, learn times tables. If your child is struggling and they believe they are terrible at maths and will never understand it, try depowering the questions. Flip the question - the answer is 24, what could the times tables be? Or I can't figure out 4x7. Don't be scared to give them the answer. It equals 42. What did you get? How did you get that? What strategies could you use?
Model a growth mindset. As adults we are solving problems throughout our lives. Managing finances, juggling schedules, making life fit into 24 hours. Talk to your children. Show them that you have a growth mindset. Then show that you're improving, learning, reading, working out. Show them how you have a growth mindset.