The discouraged child, who compares himself to others, may think, “I’m not smart.” He may even give up without trying. But he doesn’t have to.
When the bright child is asked, “Why didn’t you get all A’s?” she may fear trying new things in case she fails. How can parents prevent children from feeling discouraged and fearful? Plenty!
Parents have the power to promote smart thinking.
By asking the right questions you can help your child realize he has an amazing brain and that, like a muscle, it loves exercise.
In this short video you will find 6 simple but smart questions to discuss with your child. They will help your kids:
- Challenge themselves
- Grow from mistakes
- Keep trying
- Focus on their work
- Feel great about their accomplishments
- Discuss the mental steps they used to solve problems
If you choose to watch it on YouTube, Smart Kids! 6 Parenting Questions for Intelligent Brains feel free to copy the script below the video. Then add the questions to a binder to ask as you help develop your child’s brain power. You’ll love the fun discussions. Your child will too.
Or you can watch it here on my blog without the script:
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