Frame of Mind Matters

You want your child to do well in life, right? Then set them up for success by encouraging a growth mindset. People with a growth mindset invite challenges and believe they can improve through hard work. People with the opposite — a fixed mindset — believe they have limits and can’t do better. Students with a growth mindset perform better in school and have more confidence. Parents play an important role in supporting a growth mindset and acknowledging every teenager’s enormous potential. So notice your teen’s innate talents and strengths and point out their effort. Let them see themselves through your eyes.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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