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Thank you to those parents who took time out of their morning today to attend our workshop, The Road to Success is Paved with Failures. Caroline and I really enjoyed your questions and the discussions that came from them!
Above is a video (less than 5 minutes) that highlights some key research data from Carol Dweck’s study on Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset. Here is one more video (2.5 minutes) about the Visual Cliff Study that was mentioned, and how a parent’s facial expression can influence a child’s decision to try a task or avoid it.
Also, below are some articles and books for parents as well as some great children’s books on this topic of perseverance and trying hard!
Books For Parents:
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
How Children Succeed by Paul Tough
Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel
Failing Upwards by Benjamin Chapin
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink
Articles for Parents:
Books For Children:
Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
Emma Bean by Jean Van Leeuwen
Best Friends for Frances by Russell Hoban
I Want To Be by Thylias Moss
Mr. Lincoln’s Way and The Junkyard Wonders , both by Patricia Polacco
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Don’t Be Afraid Little Pip By Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
Jackie’s Bat by Marybeth Lorbiecki
More Than Anything Else By Marie Bradby
and of course, a classic…The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper