Making a positive impact on your child’s mindset

The way a person thinks about their own abilities and qualities is referred to as their mindset.  Carol Dweckproposed that there are two types of mindsets:

  • Fixed Mindset: This is the belief that intelligence is fixed and that any subject that is difficult or requires more effort simply means that you are not good at it.
  • Growth Mindset: This is the belief that intelligence can be grown and subjects that are difficult or require extra effort means that you are increasing your intelligence.
I am frequently asked to recommend resources to help boost children’s confidence. The best way to do this is by using techniques to develop a growth mindset. This will help them realise their abilities aren’t fixed.
I personally use books and resources from The Big Life Journal for my own children and pupils. I find them an excellent, child-friendly way of helping children understand how they can use their mind positively.
They have all sorts of printable activities and plus after you have bought from them, they email extra useful resources to you every Friday!
Have a look here and see what you think.
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I hope you find it helpful.  
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Author: Zoë Brown

I am a dyslexia specialist, qualified in assessing dyslexia and literacy related difficulties as well as tutoring dyslexic children and those who need additional literacy support. Having been diagnosed as dyslexic at an early age, I have a personal understanding of both the challenges and advantages that dyslexia brings. I feel strongly that when given the right support and positive encouragement, dyslexic people of all ages can excel in confidence and academic attainment.

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