The secret to raising smart kids (and overcoming challenges)
I just came across a fascinating article in Scientific American on how one’s attitude towards intelligence dramatically impacts your performance in school and life. If you believe you have a set level of intelligence, you will shy away from tough problems and react negatively to failure. If you believe you can build your intelligence by working at it, you will look forward to solving difficult problems and setbacks will only be learning experiences.
As such parents should always reward their kids for their success by praising their hard work rather than intelligence. That seemingly small difference in the way kids are rewarded had a huge impact in the way they approached life!