I HAVEN’T LEARNED THAT YET – SELF-AWARENESS:
“I can’t write my name!”
“I can’t tie my shoes!”
“I can’t ride a bike!”
If you hear a lot of “I can’t “ statements coming out of your child, there is an amazing word you can tack onto the end of those sentences, that turns negative thinking into positive. The word is “YET.”
“I can’t do that…yet.”
Author, Carol Dweck coined the term “the power of yet” to move us from a fixed mindset, which focuses on what we are unable to do, to a growth mindset, which focuses on our ability to learn and grow.
Young children still have a lot to learn. If they see peers able to do things that they cannot, it can be discouraging. Understanding that there are things we can do to eventually learn those skills, can be empowering and hopeful.
This week the Puppet Kids discover strategies to learn something new like:
- Asking adults or peers for help
- Watching others who already know how to do it
- Practicing to get better
As students watch the videos, they can relate to the scenarios and think of ways to acquire skills that they can’t do…YET.