Why do kids need to know about growth mindsets? Scientists have found that there are two different kinds of mindsets: fixed mindsets and growth mindsets.
A fixed mindset never changes. In a fixed mindset your failures define you like: "I'm no good at dancing."
If I never learn new things or never make new friends, I have a fixed mindset. My growth mindsets can change!
When I learn something new or challenging, then I have a growth mindset like: "If I focus and practice, I can learn to dance."
Grit, or stick-to-it-ness, is a part of growth mindset of many successful people.
©2016 Richard Vaughn Linville (P)2017 Rich Linville