Children’s Mental Health Week – Growth Mindset

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In today’s tip for Children’s Mental Health Week, I’m talking about snowploughing and curling (thanks to Claudia Winkleman and Professor Tanya Byron – loved their recent 5 Live interview on this) and how to encourage children to develop a growth mindset. 

Allow them to try, to experience failure, to make mistakes and learn from them – and talk to them about your mistakes and what you’ve learned along the way. They need to know that we’re not perfect so that they don’t think they have to be.

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