Mindsets-How Not to Talk to Your Children (Article)

One of the most common accolades a proud parent will give her child is to tell him how “smart” he is. While the parent has the best of intentions, research tells us that this is exactly the wrong message to give our children. It perpetuates a fixed-mindset, one that eventually will prevent the child from stretching to reach greater success, continuing to learn. The learning actually becomes static. For more information, click on the links below.

 

How Not to Talk to Your Child


The Praise Your Child Should Never Hear

 

Good Morning America: Why Praise Can Be Bad For Kids