Fixed-Mindset versus Growth-Mindset: What Mindset Do You Actually Have? Which Mindset Are You Encouraging and Reinforcing in Your Children?

Which mindset is more loving? — A fixed-mindset or a growth-mindset?

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Fixed mindset v growth mindset - 1a

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It seems fairly self-evident that the more we ourselves can develop a growth-mindset, the mentally healthier and happier we will be.

It also seems self-evident that the more we can cultivate, encourage, and reinforce in our children a growth-mindset, the happier and mentally healthier they will be.  In fact, to not encourage a growth-mindset may arguably be a form of neglect, as involuntary and unwitting as that neglect might be.

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About John

I am a married, 46-year old, Midwesterner, with four children. My primary interest is in leading a very examined and decent and Loving life; my interests that are related to this and that feed into this include (and are not limited to) -- psychology, philosophy, poetry, critical thinking, photography, soccer, tennis, chess, bridge.
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