Growth Mindset for Parents
Developed in collaboration with Raise The Bar. Parents learn what a growth mindset is, why it’s important, and best practices to support their children in developing this learning belief.
Topic 1: Learn About Growth Mindset
Learn what a growth mindset is and why it’s important.
What is a growth mindset?
Learn what a fixed and growth mindset are and how they impact learning.
Reflect on your own beliefs
Take a short survey to learn about your mindset.
Which mindset is "right?"
See evidence that the brain is malleable.
Read about the research: How mindset affects learning
Read the research showing how mindsets impact learning and achievement.
Topic 2: How Parents Can Instill a Growth Mindset
Learn how to promote a growth mindset through the types of praise we give kids and through our response to mistakes.
Three ways parents can instill a growth mindset
The way parents talk about ability and learning can have powerful effects on their kids’ beliefs. Learn three different strategies for promoting a growth mindset.
Activity: Practicing process praise
Take a quiz on how well you practice process praise with your child, and get tips on how to improve.
Activity: Reflect on your failure mindset
Take a short survey to reflect on your beliefs about mistakes.
Activity: Model making mistakes
Get a better understanding of how you can show your kids that failure is natural part of the learning process.
Activity: Use growth mindset language
See some tips for becoming more aware of the language we use.
Activity: Explain how practice rewires the brain
See examples of how to teach your child about the malleable brain.