How NOT to talk to your kids

Here is some really interesting info about the negative aspects of praise.  Carol Dweck’s book mindset is easy to read and I highly recommend it to parents, teachers and coaches … everyone.  Carol Dweck even changed the way I think about my ability to take on new challenges.  I read her book several years ago but when someone mentioned it on Twitter today, I remembered how it has changed me, my teaching and coaching.

This morning I was helping coach a group of soccer players.  One newer player was frustrated and said, “I can’t do it.”  Another player turned to her and said, “You can’t do it YET!”  It was so cool to hear that.  It was an example of a growth mindset.

Here is a link to her book.

How not to talk to your kids – New York online magazine