I continue to be strongly influenced by the work of Carol Dweck on Mindsets (see here) and was delighted to discover this video clip to remind me to praise for effort rather than for cleverness.

Dweck illustrates how we learn either a fixed or growth mindset and how fundamental this is to our ability to learn new things.

We are all ‘ exquisitely sensitive to what’s going on in the situation, what others value and what we are being judged on’. So let’s help our kids (and ourselves) to ‘feel really smart’ when we are working on challenges that are difficult – because that’s the way we all learn.