All parents want their children to be successful, but success is not just about giving your kids praise or setting them on the right direction. Research shows that success is often dependent on mindset. That’s where the updated edition of Mindsets for Parents comes in!
Designed to provide a roadmap for developing a growth mindset home environment, this book’s conversational style and real-world examples make the popular mindsets topic approachable and engaging. It includes tools for informally assessing the mindsets of both parent and child, easy-to-understand updated brain research, brand new examples and prompts for self-reflection, as well as suggested strategies and resources for use with children of any age. Also included in this updated edition are book club questions, designed to get parent groups thinking and collaborating in order to make the most of these strategies.
This book gives parents, guardians, coaches, caregivers, and anyone who works with children powerful knowledge and methods to help themselves and their children learn to embrace life’s challenges with a growth mindset and an eye toward increasing their effort and success!
Chapter 1: What are Mindsets and How Do They Affect Our Children?
Chapter 2: What is the Role of Parents in Developing a Growth Mindset?
Chapter 3: How Do Our Praise and Feedback Impact Our Children’s Mindsets?
Chapter 4: Why Is it Important for Children to Understand How the Brain Works?
Chapter 5: How Can We Develop Perseverance and Resiliency in Our Children?
Chapter 6: What About Mindsets at School?
Chapter 7: How Can I Develop a Growth Mindset for My Child in Sports and the Arts?
Chapter 8: What Are Some Growth Mindset Experiences That I Can Try at Home?
Appendix A: Answer Keys
Appendix B: Growth Mindset Poster
Appendix C: Discussion Questions for Book Club
Appendix D: Mindsets for Parents Workbook
About the Authors
Often a simple change in what we do reaps great rewards. Lee and Ricci illustrate how a switch from "people praise" to "process praise" leads to increased motivation, acceptance of new challenges, and the realization that errors are simply roadmaps pointing to the direction of learning as the power of Yet is embraced. As teachers and parents, isn’t this the mindset we hope for our children?
Patrice M. Bain, Ed.S., co-author, Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning and Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning; author, A Parent’s Guide to Powerful Teaching
Meg Lee and Mary Cay Ricci do something quite rare -- they speak both the language of the child and the language of research, without an accent in either. This is an accessible, intelligent and practical guide to understanding what goes on under the hood of a young person's mind and motivation, and it provides many hours of reflection to the dedicated reader.
Tom Bennett, Founder, researchED
Parenting is the hardest job on the planet. Likewise, the research around mindset is sometimes complex and confounding. Authors Meg and Mary Cay manage to shine a light and provide a brilliant clear path on how to navigate both in this practical evidence-based book that every parent should read.
Bradley Busch, chartered psychologist and director of InnerDrive