Mindsets are an important part of your personality, but can you change them? Families have a powerful opportunity to influence individual mindsets, so at Grow your Mindset we have developed a series of strands in which we support, guide and advise you in how you can cultivate a growth mindset culture in your own home.
So why is developing a Growth Mindset fundamental to a family unit?
As soon as children become able to evaluate themselves, often comparing themselves against their siblings or peers. If children have a fixed notion of intelligence, they probably believe that success has a lot to do with talent. They may think that some are born with the ability to succeed, and others just aren’t. Making a Mindset Move ultimately changes how we approach learning. This shift over time leads to higher achievement, resilience, confidence and a desire to try new things without the fear of failing. Those that believe their abilities are malleable are more likely to embrace challenges and persist despite failure. And if abilities can be expanded - if change and growth are possible - then there are still many paths to success.
"If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence."
- Carol S. Dweck
We will bespoke a learning journey for every individual that they work with. The sessions are built to be delivered 1:1, but have high engagement and fun, whilst exploring and understanding the theory of Growth Mindset. The family will be kept informed and debriefed after each session to discuss progress and next steps, ensuring every member of the family is supporting the journey too. An agreement will be developed through these sessions and with the family using TOSH - Truthfulness, Openness, Safety and Honesty.
In this strand we are supporting the development and understanding of Growth Mindset for the whole family. As with GyM Me, a bespoke journey is created dependent on what the requirements of the family are at that time. GyM Us allows family bonds to become stronger, build an understanding for each member's needs and ensures that everyone reaches their full potential, in whatever they hold a passion for. This is also a very supportive process with family based challenges to fulfil.