Talking about the Growth Mindset with Alexandra Eidens
As a parent, you want your kids to be confident and resilient with high self-esteem and ambition. This is where having a Growth Mindset comes into play.
Alexandra says “You want them to have a positive outlook on life and try new things. And at the same time, you don’t want them to be afraid of making a mistake or think they ‘can’t do’ before they even try.”
A Growth Mindset can help you overcome obstacles you face when learning something new or developing a new skill. People with Growth Mindsets understand the importance of persistence and determination. They also realize that changing the way you think can help change the way you learn. Developing a Growth Mindset isn’t an easy task and you have to cultivate self-acceptance, you need to know that your talents and intelligence can be developed, and you must reject fear of failure and embarrassment.
Alexandra Eidens and Scott, as parents, created the Big Life Journal for their son Mikey so that he can grow up to be a positive, resilient, and confident human being who strives to achieve great things in life. In this episode, we talk to Alexandra Eidens about what it takes to create this Growth Mindset.
The Big Life Journal community includes over 500,000 parents and educators at home and in school worldwide. They offer science-based journals for kids of all ages to help them grow their confidence and resilience. Their journals feature engaging activities, inspiring stories, and colourful illustrations meant to wire your kids’ brains for resilience, gratitude, and self-love.
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