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Why we should never stop growing and learning

Updated: May 17, 2023

Being a mum is a really rewarding - and sometimes challenging - role that requires constant learning and flexibility. Every day, you face new challenges and situations that you have never encountered before. Whether it's trying to soothe a crying baby, dealing with a tantrum-throwing toddler, or helping your child navigate the complexities of adolescence, being a mum is easier with a growth mindset.

A growth mindset is the belief that your abilities and intelligence can be developed through dedication and hard work. It's the opposite of a fixed mindset, which believes that your abilities are predetermined and can't be changed. As we know, being a mum can be tough, but having and nurturing a growth mindset can help both mums and their children to thrive.

First, a growth mindset encourages learning and resilience. Mum-ing can sometimes feel overwhelming, but with a growth mindset, we can embrace the challenges as opportunities to learn and grow. We can keep trying, even when things get tough, and we can push ourselves to learn new things. When we model this mindset for our children, we teach them to embrace challenges and develop a love of learning.

Second, a growth mindset fosters a positive attitude. We understand that setbacks and failures are a natural part of the learning process, and we can use these experiences to grow and improve. By maintaining a positive attitude, even in the face of adversity, we can show our children that it's ok to make mistakes and that we can use those mistakes as opportunities for growth.

Third, a growth mindset promotes healthy risk-taking. We understand that trying new things can be scary, but with a growth mindset, we can be more willing to take risks and step outside of our comfort zones. We know that failure is not a reflection of our worth or intelligence but rather an opportunity to learn and grow. When we model this behaviour for our children, we teach them to take healthy risks and to be confident in themselves.

Finally, a growth mindset encourages us to recognise that growth and improvement come from consistent effort and hard work, and that success is not just about the end result but also about the journey. By focusing on effort and progress, we can teach our children to take ownership of their learning and pursue their goals with determination and perseverance.

Hopefully this blog post has made you think about your own mindset and realise how essential it is to you and your family. By embracing the challenges of motherhood, maintaining a positive attitude, taking healthy risks, and focusing on the journey, you and your child can achieve anything you set your minds to.

If you want to learn more about mindset I can highly recommend Carol Dweck's book, Mindset.

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