fixed mindset

Good or bad decision?

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How to make consistently good decisions What do kids and adults do all day everyday? It’s so automatic, many times we aren’t even aware that we are doing it. Other times we think and agonize over it for days in order to do it right. It’s so common, you’ve probably done it about 100 times…

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7 ways to help a perfectionistic child

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How can you help a perfectionist child? Is your child a perfectionist? Do they put more pressure on themselves to succeed than you do? Does he become hysterical when he misses one question on a test or doesn’t make the highest grade? Does she collapse into tears when she strikes out at bat or misses…

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Motivating Students

Growth vs. Fixed Mindset At a recent elementary school training, a teacher began asking me about strategies for a student who has no motivation.  He refuses to do any work at all and she has tried numerous strategies already.  “I’ve tried everything and nothing works,” she said.  As a school counselor for 20 years, I…

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