Don’t Tell Your Kids They Are Smart!

Seriously, don’t tell your kids they are smart! Sounds awfully strange… but it’s true! The first time someone told me this I really didn’t believe them, but … I went and looked it up and I am totally convinced. I’m guessing your not convinced yet so for starters, watch this video.

Interesting, Ay? Want to find out more? Read Carol Dweck’s article, The Secret to Raising Smart Kids. Here’s a little snippet.

Hint: Don’t tell your kids that they are. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on effort-not on intelligence or ability-is key to success in school and in life… Our society worships talent, and many people assume that possessing superior intelligence or ability–along with confidence in that ability–is a recipe for success. In fact, however, more than 30 years of scientific investigation suggests that an overemphasis on intellect or talent leaves people vulnerable to failure.

 

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