Developing a growth mindset in your child can have a real, quantifiable effect on how they view themselves, their abilities and their place in the world.

 

Teaching your child growth mindset strategies from a young age helps to raise their self-esteem and improve negative behaviour patterns.

 

There are a variety of ways you can help your kids develop a growth mindset; the simplest being reading them books where the main characters display persistence, perseverance and positivity.

 

Here are four fantastic growth mindset books for kids:

 

 

1. The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken

 

In this simple yet engaging picture book about the creative process, an artist takes her mistakes and transforms them into her best work. Perfect for children who tend towards perfectionism, this is an excellent read for parents and kids alike.

 

 

2. I Can’t Do That, YET by Esther Cordova

 

Written to demonstrate the power of a growth mindset, I Can’t Do That, YET tells the story of Enna, a little girl who learns that with time, knowledge and dedication, she can succeed at anything she puts her mind to.

 

 

3. The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein

 

This delightful book tells the story of Beatrice, a young girl who appears so perfect her entire town starts to call her ‘the girl who never makes mistakes’. Inevitably, Beatrice does slip up, and in the process learns that embracing her mistakes makes life a whole lot more fun!

 

 

4. What Do You Do With a Problem? by Kobi Yamada

 

This New York Times bestseller tells a story familiar and useful to both children and adults alike. What Do You Do With a Problem? focuses on a young boy who, rather than addressing the problem he is facing, attempts to avoid it in any way possible. When he finally gains the courage to face his problem, he learns that it was never as bad as it seemed, and in fact, may have been offering him an opportunity all along.

 

Helping your children to develop a growth mindset will go a long way to forming positive attitudes, behaviours and self-esteem in your kids. Reading them these growth mindset books is a simple but effective way to start the conversation!

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