Top 10 Growth Mindset Resources for Parents
You might have heard about a growth mindset but not sure what it is exactly and how to develop it. And more importantly, how can it benefit your child? If you're curious where to start in your growth mindset journey as a parent, check out our top 10 resources below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
This is a great video for parents created by Smart Parent Stories. It is about 11 min and it covers five main pillars behind teaching your child a growth mindset: 1. Be a growth mindset role model
2. Praise the process, not the result
3. Teach your kids about the brain
4. Encourage your kids to take the hard route
5. Stretch your kids capability