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What are some ways to help my gifted child develop a growth mindset and resilience?

Hi everyone,

I started noticing that my child is a gifted learner, but I am concerned about their ability to handle challenges and failure. I want to help my child develop a growth mindset and resilience, so that they learn to embrace challenges and failures as part of their learning journey.

Can you suggest some ways I can help my child develop a growth mindset and resilience? I would appreciate any advice or personal experiences that you may have to share. Thank you in advance!

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oceane.rippin

Hello everyone,

As a parent of a gifted child, I understand the importance of helping them develop a growth mindset and resilience. One thing that has worked well for us is teaching our child to focus on the process rather than the end result. We emphasize that learning and growth come from mistakes and missteps along the way.

It is also important to encourage children to take ownership of their own learning. We encourage our child to set their own learning goals and track their progress, which helps them take pride in their accomplishments and build resilience.

Another strategy that has worked for us is providing opportunities for our child to collaborate with others. Group work and collaborative projects can help build teamwork, problem-solving skills, and can help children develop the ability to adapt to different personalities and work styles.

Finally, we try to help our child build resilience by exposing them to different challenges and difficult situations. Without going overboard, we encourage them to take on challenges that might be a little bit outside of their comfort zone, which helps build their self-confidence and sense of resilience.

Overall, instilling a growth mindset and resilience in gifted children is an ongoing process that requires patience and understanding. By emphasizing learning, collaboration, and ownership, we can help our children develop the skills they need to overcome obstacles and grow into confident, capable adults.

blair.okuneva

Hi everyone,

As a parent of a gifted child, I have also been trying to instill a growth mindset and resilience in my child. One thing that has worked well for us is goal setting. We set realistic, achievable goals together, and celebrate small successes along the way.

Another important aspect is to foster a love of learning, rather than a focus exclusively on grades and academic achievement. I believe that when children are passionate about something, they are more likely to embrace challenges and continue to push themselves.

To that end, I also encourage my child to explore different interests outside of academics, and to try new things that are not necessarily in their areas of expertise. This helps them develop new skills and challenges them to step outside of their comfort zone.

Finally, I try to praise my child's efforts and not just their achievements. I remind them that even when things don't go as planned, they are still learning and growing, and that they are capable of overcoming any obstacle.

Overall, developing a growth mindset and resilience in gifted children requires patience, understanding, and a focus on effort and learning, rather than just grades and natural ability.

afunk

Hello,

As a parent of a gifted child, I have put a lot of emphasis on instilling a growth mindset and resilience in my child. One thing that has worked well for us is rewarding them not just for their successes but also for their hard work, effort and positive attitude. I try to teach my child to celebrate the process and progress, with the outcome being secondary.

Another thing that has been very effective for us is surrounding my child with people who inspire them and have a positive influence. I try to connect them with mentors, teachers, coaches, and other children who share similar interests and passions. It helps build a community of support and accountability that encourages my child to stay motivated.

We also make sure to provide opportunities for my child to pursue their interests and passions beyond the regular school curriculum. This has helped them develop a sense of purpose and fulfillment, and has allowed them to take ownership of their own learning.

Lastly, I believe that it's important to teach children not to compare themselves to others, and to focus on their own journey and progress. As parents, we can help our children understand that everyone has their own path and timeline, and that the important thing is to keep learning, growing, and persevering.

Overall, raising a gifted child who has a growth mindset and resilience requires patience, understanding, and an emphasis on hard work, progress and self-acceptance.

heaney.rodger

Hi there,

I have a gifted child too, and one way I have found to help them develop a growth mindset and resilience is to encourage them to take on challenges that are just outside of their comfort zone. I let them know that it's okay to fail because failure is a part of the learning process. I also praise their hard work and effort, rather than their natural ability, so that they understand that success comes from perseverance and hard work.

Another strategy that has worked for me is to model a growth mindset and resilience myself. I share my own challenges and failures with my child, and let them see me push through setbacks and obstacles. I also use positive self-talk in front of them, and avoid making negative comments about my own abilities or intelligence.

Finally, I try to be patient and understanding with my child when they face academic or personal setbacks. I make sure to validate their feelings and reactions, and remind them to keep a positive outlook and to see setbacks as learning opportunities.

I hope these strategies are helpful for you and your child. Good luck!

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