Growth Mindset Phrase for April:
"Constructive criticism helps me become even better than I already am!"
Spark up a conversation with your child about constructive criticism. What is it?
Positive corrections that help us improve and grow.
Negative correction example: "Your back leg is ugly and bent!"
Positive correction example: "Try to push your back leg even straighter next time."
Practice giving each other positive corrections and practice saying "Thank you for helping me get better!"
Some kids (and adults! :) have a hard time receiving constructive criticism as they see it as an attack on who they are as a person. Ex: "My coach says I need to work on my core strength... I am not a strong person."
A growth mindset outlook welcomes and receives constructive criticism with the belief that growth is attainable. Ex: "My coach says I need to work on my core strength... I am going to work on it so I become even stronger and better!"
The best way to help kids grow their growth mindset is through conversations.
Ask about a time when someone helped them get even better with constructive criticism. Share their response and Coach DaniBee will write it on a receiving rainbow and put it up on the DaniBee's wall!