Tag: Growth Mindset

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  • More Than Just Praise: Practical Tools for Growth Mindset

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    "My daughter is working hard and I am proud of her perseverance, but at the end of the day her performance isn't necessarily improving. Do I just keep praising her? This doesn't seem to be working."

    These are the words of a parent who... 

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  • First Lesson of the School Year: Your Brain Can Grow

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    Students will enter school this year with all sorts of supplies and feelings. The pens, notebooks, books and class schedules will fit neatly inside their backpacks. The feelings - including excitement, fear,... 

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  • A Message to Parents: Celebrate Your Struggle

    Being introduced as a "parenting expert" before speaking engagements always feels a bit uncomfortable. It is not because I don't think that I bring value to parents. I am passionate about the information I get to share. I delight in reading and translating research on child and youth development and I have seen it give parents more confidence. But parenting is probably the vocation in which no... 

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