Teach your kids the power of the word ‘yet’. teach your kids
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”inspiration” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Today we’ve been inspired by this fabulous article by Karen Young from the great website Hey Sigmund. The article describes 11 practical ways that you can help to build a ‘growth mindset’ in your children. It’s a great piece which we would recommend that you read and today we focus on just one of her 11 great ideas- the power of the word ‘yet’.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”why is this important?” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Having a growth mindset is an important building block in creating a successful and happy life. It means that you believe that your mind can grow and develop and that failure isn’t a destination, but rather a checkpoint on the way to your objective.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjIzNTIlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzMTUlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGVFRYclYwXzNValklM0ZyZWwlM0QwJTIyJTIwZnJhbWVib3JkZXIlM0QlMjIwJTIyJTIwYWxsb3dmdWxsc2NyZWVuJTNFJTNDJTJGaWZyYW1lJTNF[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]As parents, we can influence the development of this mindset in our children by the things that we value, do and say. Research has shown that praising children for their intelligence and the results they get, helps to foster a different (fixed) mindset than if we praise them for their effort, persistence and strategy.

Given the choice between tending towards a growth or fixed mindset, we think that most parents would wish their children to be in the growth camp, rather than the fixed.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”so how to teach our kids?” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]We can help our children by listening out for what they say. Their language will give you a clue to whether or not they are thinking with a growth or a fixed mindset.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjIzNTIlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzMTUlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGSi1zd1phS04ySWMlM0ZyZWwlM0QwJTIyJTIwZnJhbWVib3JkZXIlM0QlMjIwJTIyJTIwYWxsb3dmdWxsc2NyZWVuJTNFJTNDJTJGaWZyYW1lJTNF[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]So listen out for negative words in a sentence, words such as:

  • I can’t

  • I won’t

  • I don’t

When your child has finished their sentence just say the word YET at the end. Finish the sentence for them, keep doing it until they start saying it themselves. At that point, it will have become part of their self-talk and forever ingrained in their psyche.

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Cultivate a growth mindset in your kids:

Step 1: Listen for the words ‘can’t’, ‘won’t’ & ‘don’t’.
Step 2: Finish their sentence for them with the word ‘YET’.
Step 2: Keep doing it until they start doing it themselves.
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