Teach your child how their brains work.
According to many researchers, children start to develop a growth mindset just from learning about how their brain works and grows. Once they understand that their brain physically grows connections as they practice and learn new skills and concepts, they get excited about the learning process and feel less worried about making mistakes.
Once children learn that the connections between neurons strengthen the more we practice a skill, the more they understand how effort and persistence boost their intelligence and learning becomes easier.
There are many stories out there that demonstrate to children what their neurons – connectors are and what they do. My favourite to use is from Class Dojo. Check out the recording below. You’ll find your children will love these characters and the learning about their brains that goes along with it.