Experiencing rejection is painful for an adult, but imagine how it feels to a child. Children experience rejection daily in schools. Starting in grade school, some kids are victimized, attacked, or ridiculed. Ongoing bullying makes some children’s lives a nightmare and can evolve into years of depression and anger. What are the causes of bullying? Is the cause of bullying a fixed mindset? We’ll cover some causes of bullying, in schools particularly, and why a fixed mindset may be partially to blame.
Bullying prevention is a huge issue in schools, but are we approaching the problem from all sides? Do you wonder how to stop bullying at its source? We’ll cover how to stop bullying from the perspective of Carol Dweck’s growth mindset. We’ll also discuss why a fixed mindset contributes to the experience of both the bully and the victim.
While labeling people negatively according to their perceived potential is often inaccurate and can hinder their development, positive labels and praise can also be detrimental. Are the positive labels you’re giving your kids hurting them? We’ll cover the effects of positive labeling and discuss why your efforts to build children’s self-esteem actually hurt them.
What are the impacts of negative labels? How do fixed mindsets–yours and those of the people around you–contribute to negative labeling? We’ll cover what negative labeling is, why it’s harmful, and how you may be doing it–to yourself or others–without realizing it.
Although you may not be conscious of them, you have powerful beliefs that affect what you want and whether you get it. In Mindset, psychologist and researcher Carol S. Dweck argues that one belief in particular can determine the course of much of your life, starting as early as your preschool years. It’s important that parents and teachers prioritize a growth mindset for kids. We’ll cover the characteristics of a growth mindset for kids, why it’s important, and how to cultivate it in this complete guide.
As parents, we want to praise our kids, but is praising children doing more harm than good? We’ll cover the negative consequences of praising children and discuss how to praise a child in a way that encourages a growth mindset rather than a fixed one.
Parents want to help their kids to succeed in school and life, yet their comments, actions and attempts to be helpful often send the wrong message. What’s the secret to developing a growth mindset for parents? We’ll cover what a growth mindset for parents is, how to have one, and how to convey it to your kids so they have growth mindsets, too.
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Which fish are best for you to eat during pregnancy? In Expecting Better, Emily Oster covers the best fish while pregnant, from best to worst.
How easy is it to get pregnant at age 30? Age 35? Age 40 or 45? We’ve got the data here on your chances of conception at each age, along with charts showing the data. Contrary to what you learned in high school health class, it’s not that easy to get pregnant. Female fertility peaks in your teens, then decreases gradually from then on, until falling off a cliff around age 45.