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The best way to praise your children

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The best way to praise your children Take a look at these two sentences. 1) “Great job, you must be really smart.” 2) “Great job, you must have worked really hard at this.” So similar but a vast difference in results.   If you say “Great job, you must be really smart,” the child hears, “Oh you think I’m brilliant and talented.  That’s why you admire me and why...

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How to ensure your child’s success?

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What can we do to help our children become successful?  It’s a question that reverberates deeply in every parent. “To give our kids the best possible potential for a successful life, we need to teach and model for them how to work well.” – Cal Newport The summer I was 10 years old, I would ride my bike every morning to my local public library.  There, I would...

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Teaching Strategies For Growth Mindset

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What is the most important factor in a student? Many people would say it’s talent, or effort, or persistence, or luck or some combination of these. Behind all of this is something that is more important – the proper mindset. Recent research (Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck, 2007) has shown that there are two different mindsets among students: 1)...

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Some Kids Have A Secret Advantage

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All parents want the best for their child and after-school is an opportunity for extra enrichment beyond the classroom. Yesterday, The Atlantic published an article,  After-School Activities Make Educational Inequality Even Worse.   The author, Hilary Levey Friedman, interviewed and followed 95 middle-class families over 16 months who were involved in soccer, dance...

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