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Being a parent is probably the toughest job out there. And when our kids turn into teens, sometimes we run into new territory and feel completely lost again! Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Here are some articles and resources you may find helpful as you navigate the teen years.


Fixed vs. growth mindset

Having a “growth mindset” means believing that you can impact your own learning. Rather than believing that people either have talent, skill, or intelligence, or they don’t, a person with a growth mindset believes that by working hard, people can increase their success in anything.

Fixed vs. growth mindset

The Power of “Yet”

We send ourselves messages all the time. Sometimes we say things out loud, and sometimes we keep them in our head, but what we tell ourselves matters. If something is difficult, sometimes it is tempting to say “I just don’t understand math!” or “I am not a good dancer.” By adding the word “yet” after these statements, it completely changes the mindset behind the words. “I just don’t understand math…yet,” or “I am not a good dancer…yet,” allows the person to tackle something difficult with an attitude that if they work hard at it, put a lot into it, they can learn the skill.

“It’s not that I’m so smart. I just stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

What can parents do to encourage growth mindset?

Check out these articles for parents about promoting a growth mindset:


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