Growth Mindset in Early Adolescence by Dr. Munn Saechao, Online Therapist for Professional Women of Color and Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA.

It’s incredible to me how we as human beings are able to influence each other. Particularly if you’re a parent, you have significant influence over your child’s mindset. When children enter into early adolescence, academics become more challenging, they have to adjust to a new academic structure, and there is less individual attention paid to each child’s learning needs and strengths, not to mention the added hormones and growing bodies to say the least. Peer comparisons become preoccupying, insecurities are more present, moodiness is more of a norm, and self-doubt can often get in the way of learning and academic achievement. Thus, it’s important to focus your attention and put in extra effort to foster your child’s growth mindset, which is the belief that one can persevere and learn when faced with obstacles. The good news is, we can do something right now by acknowledging and focusing on our children’s strengths, effort, and progress, and help them develop skills necessary to navigate future life challenges.

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