Below is an excerpt from a post titled “Growth Mindset Yoga Free Printable” that I wrote for Moments A Day, a popular parenting resource created by Chelsea Lee Smith, a mother and certified parent educator. Follow the link below to read the whole growth mindset yoga article and to download the Growth Mindset Yoga Printable Poster.
“I can’t read like her, Momma,” my daughter told me.
I was visiting her first grade classroom during a special family reading event. My daughter pointed out the children around us who were reading picture books, as she was working through her early readers. Her devastation broke my heart into a million pieces.
My concern for her lack of self-esteem led me to pick up Dr. Carol Dweck’s book Mindset again, and I dove into recent research on growth mindset. We took out a bunch of growth mindset books from the library to read together. It’s easy to assume that our children will have a positive outlook and have a love of learning like us, but research says that isn’t often the case.
Growth mindset is defined by Dr. Dweck as someone who embraces challenges, builds their confidence, and welcomes feedback. Alternatively, someone with a fixed mindset runs from difficulty, compares themselves negatively with others, and believes that success is based solely on intelligence or talent, not effort.
I then realized my daughter generally has a fixed mindset.
Instead of despair, I felt this overwhelming excitement that I could begin a slow process of planting the seeds of growth mindset into our daily life.
Another way to reinforce these ideas of growth mindset is to practice daily affirmations through yoga poses. We know that learning through movement helps children retain the information, so below you’ll find five yoga poses inspiring us to think using a growth mindset.
5 Growth Mindset Yoga Poses for Kids
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