A recent article in the New York Times, Helping Kids Take Criticism Constructively (Even When It Isn’t Constructive), gives insightful information about learning, teaching and practicing how to face the full range of criticism in ways that make children (and all of us) grow rather than inflate or despair. Citing writers from the Harvard Negotiation Project, Standford University psychologist Carol Dweck and others, Jessica Lahey points out the importance of seeing ourselves as changing rather than static beings, and she details ways we can help young people be resilient and see the way forward when they inevitably receive criticism. To read these suggestions and learn more, read Lahey’s article. You can also find steps designed to help change from a fixed to a growth mindset at the website for Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset.
A Mindset That Helps Children Grow Through Criticism
October 7, 2014 by Bess Kapetanis