Willie Brown Academy Insider
December 18, 2019
Over the next 2 publications, I will be sharing more strategies for helping your child develop a growth mindset:
1. Say This Not That (in December 6 WBA Insider)
2. Talk About the Brain (in December 13 WBA Insider)
3. Accept Mistakes as Learning Opportunities
One of the best ways you can model a growth mindset is to speak candidly about the mistakes you've made, and what you've learned from them. Help your children draw a connection between taking on exciting challenges and the normal mistakes that will ensure from that experience. Speak positively about your mistakes and struggles because of what they have taught you, and this will show your children that taking risks and making mistakes are a natural part of the learning process. Explain to your children that trying hard things is what helps us grow, and you can't be perfect when you try something new and difficult! At the dinner table, try a round robin, "The best mistake I made today was _______ because I learned ______."