Be a growth mindset role model:  Reflect on the way you talk about learning. Avoid saying, ‘I was never very good at’, ‘I can’t’ or ‘I’m terrible at’.

Share with them examples of how your determination has helped you achieve something you found difficult. Let them see you make mistakes and try again.


Encourage your child to have a go and take risks with their learning. Making mistakes is fine – providing we learn from them.

“If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, and keep on learning.”

Carol Dweck