A growth mindset is when an individual believes they can develop their intelligence. A pupil with a growth mindset knows that, through dedication and effort, they can become better.
This is in contrary to a fixed mindset. When an individual believes they cannot do anything to change their abilities. These pupils tend to avoid taking on challenges in favour of completing easier tasks to look clever.
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So how can we help our children overcome the fear of making mistakes and the need for perfection?
My biggest suggestion is to support your child in setting LEARNING GOALS rather than achievement goals.
You can explain to them that scores and achievements do not matter as much as what they're actually learning.
Help them understand what they're learning really means, how it changes their thinking, and how they can apply it in the future to achieve their dreams and goals.
Another tip for helping your child overcome perfectionism is to get them comfortable making imperfect things.
Arts and crafts are one of the best ways to do this!
Use this resource (attached below) and make "My OOPSpace Journal" for your child to exercise their creativity and practise making imperfect things.
I recommend printing this journal double-sided but please be sure to test how to do it with your printer in advance.
For more support on helping your child deal with perfection click this link: https://biglifejournal-uk.co.uk/blogs/blog/help-child-with-perfectionism