Personal Growth for Kids and Teens
What are the essential personal growth philosophies and tools we can teach our young ones to grow into healthy confident strong individuals?-
Carol Dweck , professor from Stanford University has been researching this for years and suggests that kids learning with a growth mindest instead of a fixed mindset can substantially change the way they resolve challenges, obstacles and problems they encounter.
This concept helps build courage, persistence, and grit. Their mindset changes from a simple” I can’t do it, I don’t have the talent or skill”, to ” I may not have the skill and talent yet, but with persistence and action, things will change for me”.
Having a growth mindset has been shown to be a significant factor in the motivation and achievement of learners. A sustainable and consistent approach to teaching these principles to children has been shown to produce long term positive changes to an individual’s mindset.
Educators like sports coaches, music teachers and dance instructors who capitalise on using growth mindset principles on their students, see exponential growth in their self esteem and confidence as they understand that challenges and obstacles are tools to learn to improve rather than viewing them as failures.