Top 10 Growth Mindset Resources for Parents

1. A book "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

This is THE book about a growth mindset. Carol Dweck is a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and a pioneering researcher in the field of motivation and why people succeed (or don't).

If you're pressed for time, read Chapter 7 "Parents, teachers, and coaches: where do mindsets come from?" , which talks about a growth mindset in kids.

 carol dweck mindset book

  

2. A One-Page "Parent's Guide to a Growth Mindset"

This guide has been downloaded over 8,000 times by parents and teachers around the world. It's just one page, which makes it very easy to follow. You can print it and hang it on your fridge door for easy reference.

When you sign up here, you will receive this guide in your first email. 

 

growth mindset guide for parents

 

3. An Online Course "Growth Mindset for Parents" 

This is a short and free online course developed by PERTS (Project for Education Research that Scales). It has 10 lessons (videos, text, and activities) and takes about 30 minutes to complete. It covers the basics as well as provides some actionable tips for parents. 

 

 growth mindset course for parents

 

4. A TED Talk by Carol Dweck

This 10-minute talk is titled "The power of believing that you can improve" and it's been viewed over 6 million times! This talk is a great introduction to Carol Dweck and her growth mindset theory. 

 

Carol Dweck TED Talk

 

5. Weekly Growth Mindset Printables

If you haven't signed up to receive our free growth mindset printables, you're missing out! These resources are fun, educational, and VERY useful. They are designed for busy families who need everyday tools to move themselves closer towards a growth mindset. The best part is they're free. 

Sign up here to receive growth mindset printables in your inbox each week. 

 

 

6. Edutopia's List of Growth Mindset Resources 

This is a convenient list of growth mindset online resources broken down into four topics: 1. Understanding Growth Mindset, 2. Strategies for Addressing Mindsets, 3. Growth Mindset Within Math, 4. Giving Better Student Feedback.

 

edutopia growth mindset resource list 

 

7. The Big Life Journal

The world's first growth mindset journal for kids. It teaches kids about a growth mindset through illustrations, poems, quotes, and writing prompts. It's best suited for kids ages 7 and up.

Available as a hardcover or a printable ebook

 

 

8. The Growth Mindset Poster 

This poster can serve as an excellent reminder for your kids about a growth mindset. It emphasizes the value of effort and celebrating mistakes! Available in our shop here

 

 

9. Short Growth Mindset Videos for Younger Children 

These videos by ClassDojo are short and fun. They can help you explain your younger children what a growth mindset is about.

 

 growth mindset videos for kids

 

 

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