Download: Growth mindset activities for kids

By Amanda Morin

Is your child willing to take on challenges and keep working on them despite setbacks? That’s a sign of a growth mindset — believing that abilities can improve over time. But some struggling learners have a fixed mindset. They think that their abilities are set and won’t ever improve, even with effort.

Developing a growth mindset is a process. You can help your child move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset with the help of these fun activities. Use these downloads to help your child start thinking, “What’s next?” and “I can” — instead of “I’m done” and “I can’t.”

Try Saying Something ElsePDF

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15 Growth Mindset Questions to AskPDF

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Why I Can Do ThisPDF

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Growth Mindset Action PlanPDF

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    About the author

    About the author

    Amanda Morin is the director of thought leadership at Understood and author of “The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education.” She worked as a classroom teacher and early intervention specialist for more than a decade.

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    Ellen Galinsky, MS is president of Families and Work Institute (FWI). She is a child development expert and work-family researcher.