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Mindset

Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success-a simple idea that makes all the difference.

In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success-without effort. They're wrong.

In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work-brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities.

Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports. It enhances relationships. When you read Mindset, you'll see how.

Carol Dweck TED Talk: Growth vs Fixed Mindset

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Parents Guide to Mindset

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Stress Reduction

What is stress?

Stress is the uncomfortable feeling you get when you're worried, scared, angry, frustrated, or overwhelmed. It is caused by emotions, but it also affects your mood and body. Many adults think that teens don't have stress but they are wrong! 

Fostering Resilience

Stress Management Plan

Mindfulness & Stress Reduction

Controlling Test Anxiety

Time Management

"Time management" is the process of organizing and planning how to divide your time between specific activities. Good time management enables you to work smarter - not harder - so that you get more done in less time, even when time is tight and pressures are high.

Time Management Tools

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Grit

According to University of Pennsylvania psychologist and MacArthur 'genius' Angela Duckworth, grit, defined as a child's "perseverance and passion for long-term goals," is a better indicator of future earnings and happiness than either IQ or talent.

Today's mounting research on grit suggests that your child's ability to work hard, endure struggle, fail, and try again may be the key to determining his or her long-term success and happiness.

Grit Ted Talk

Grit Article

Grit and Gratitude

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Book List

How to Raise an Adult: Julie Lythcott-Haims

Getting to Calm: Jennifer Wyatt

Raising Happiness: Christine Carter

The Whole Brain Child: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain: Daniel J. Siegel

Mindset: Carol Dweck

Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers: Mike Riera

Queen Bees and Wannabees: Rosalind Wiseman

The Boy Crisis: Warren Farrell & John Gray