Activity: Explain how practice rewires the brain
Numerous studies now show that people become more likely to adopt a growth mindset if they learn about the scientific evidence for the brain's ability to rewire itself through practice. One way to foster a growth mindset in your child is to share this evidence with them.
- When you’re at the dinner table or driving somewhere together, explain to your child that you learned that the brain can rewire itself and become smarter when people learn new things and challenge themselves!
- Tell them a little bit about what you have read, or show them one of these videos.
- Ask your child where in their life they use, or could use, a growth mindset.