Creating A Championship Mindset In Your Children
If you are like me and have a little one who is in the early stages of figuring out what they love and where they truly shine, this Ted Talk was a great investment of 6 min.
One of the key traits that separate the champions from the rest is that they have a Growth Mindset.
Carol Dweck is a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. She noticed that some students rebounded while other students seemed devastated by even the smallest setbacks.
If you’ve ever worried that your child is dramatic when they struggle at something, you are not alone ??♀️
After studying the behavior of thousands of children, Dr. Dweck coined the terms fixed mindset and growth mindset to describe the underlying beliefs people have about learning and intelligence. When students believe they can get smarter, they understand that effort makes them stronger. Therefore they put in extra time and effort, and that leads to higher achievement.
Why I loved this Ted Talk that I’m sharing is because we and our kids can have both (fixed and growth mindset) in different areas of our lives. And one thing that I’ve taught my clients now for 20 years is to take the areas of your life where you have been successful and pay attention to the blue print. Why were you successful? You’ll probably notice that the underlying beliefs around that subject supported a growth mindset. The beauty of that is that we can do the same thing with our kids when ever we notice they are stuck or frustrated. We can pull out the blueprint of the areas where they are naturally good and show them that it was their effort, consistency, perseverance and they most likely were enjoying themselves, that helped them become masterful. And that can be replicated, every single time ?
Remember to help them have fun, as you embark on new adventures. Teach them the value in the journey and the importance of asking for help and surrounding yourself with people that care and are rooting for your success.
Success doesn’t come in a vacuum.
As parents, I can’t imagine a better role to help them succeed in anything than to show them what the formula for success looks like and support them while they learn how to implement and run with it ?
Cheers! Marcela, ihelpmoms.com Family Therapist
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