Eliette Krakora shares an article from her company’s website on how to help children become successful through positive parenting techniques.
All parents want their children to be successful and happy. And it goes without saying that we encourage our kids to always try their best, while doing everything we can to support them. But often, much like adults, children are stressed and worried that they aren’t ‘good enough.’ And these challenges are only compounded as we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Many children are more anxious than ever before,’ Lorraine Thomas, Chief Executive of The Parent Coaching Academy, tells Thrive. “We can help them to manage difficult emotions by nurturing a values-based, problem-solving and adventurous spirit and attitude,” says Thomas, the author of books including Super Coach Arty Vs. The Shadow — Taking the Fear Out of Failure.
Parents often assume their kids’ abilities (as well as their own skills) are innate and set in stone. If they’re not “good” at chemistry, they never will be. And if they can’t catch a ball, they will never be athletic. But this just isn’t true. As the science on the subject shows, those assumptions, known as a “fixed mindset” — the belief that you can’t get any smarter than you already are — are incorrect. In fact, parents can help their kids succeed and reduce stress by adopting a growth mindset. Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, the architect of the growth mindset and the author of Mindset, has demonstrated that we can all develop our abilities.
Key points in this article include:
- Addressing mistakes
- Word choice
- Progress through praise
Read the full article, 6 Strategies to Help You Develop a Growth Mindset So Your Kids Can Be More Successful and Less Stressed, on Thrive.com.