listening skills

Do you know how to teach a growth mindset?

For children with a fixed mindset, the classroom can be a scary place. They see school as the place where their abilities are evaluated, not as a place where their abilities are developed. Their goal in school tends to be to show that they are smart or at least to avoid looking dumb. For them, mistakes are a sign that they lack talent. For children with a growth mindset, the classroom is a more exciting and less judgmental place. They…

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Is your child stressed, overwhelmed about beginning school? Returning? Going to a new school?

It’s almost time for our children to return to school. Fortunately, as parents and educators, we can help them manage their anxiety leading into this transition by giving them tools to change their mindset. If your child presents with a fixed mindset, they are more likely to struggle with schooling, deeming themselves failures. They have the belief that they will never be smart enough to succeed. If your child presents with a growth mindset, they believe in themselves as learners,…

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Sensory Activities for Holiday Fun

School is out, which often means its headache time for parents.  Young children become bored very quickly and its often difficult for the caregiver to keep up with them whilst maintaining their everyday life balance of work and play. Below is a list of easy, but sometimes messy, play ideas that continue to work on the child’s sensory systems and growth mindset patterns whilst keeping them amused for hours. Children can come back to these activities time and time again.…

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