Carol Dweck’s book Mindset provided a big insight into preparing children to be life-long learners. In it, Dr. Dweck talks about a fixed mindset (abilities, intelligence, and talents are fixed traits that cannot change) versus a growth mindset (abilities, intelligence, and talents can be developed through learning and effort).

The greatest benefit we can give children is encouraging the growth mindset to become life-long learners.

Why is being a life-long learner important? Because it leads to a life of career growth and numerous opportunities to try new things for enjoyment and personal growth.

This list summarizes better ways to speak to children to encourage a growth mindset instead of a fixed mindset.

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