Jennifer's blogs

Parenting / May 2, 2023
Are you unintentionally hindering your child's growth mindset? In a recent conversation with my friend Jennifer, we discussed how constant praise for a child's intelligence or talent can lead them to develop a fixed mindset, where they believe their abilities are set in stone and cannot improve through effort and learning. This can lead to a downward spiral of anxiety and false confidence, as the child tries to prove themselves more and more. As they face new challenges in college, their fixed mindset leaves them ill-equipped to handle the higher expectations and tougher coursework, causing them to resort to excessive partying and avoiding their responsibilities. It's important to praise effort and learning strategies, rather than innate ability, as it fosters a growth mindset that encourages embracing challenges and viewing mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow. Let's empower our children to develop a growth mindset and reach their full potential!Read more
Reading / Apr 29, 2023
Miranda: "Carla, my son's reading is still so bad. I'm about to lose it. I can't believe it. He's been struggling with reading for years, and no matter how much tutoring he gets, it seems like he's...Read more