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Growth Mindset

Unconditional Positive Regard

Unconditional positive regard is the acceptance and love of a child for who they are, regardless of their behavior. It’s essential for a child’s healthy development, including their self-esteem, self-determination, and motivation to succeed. When parents and teachers show unconditional positive regard for children, they’re communicating to the children that they are worthy of love and respect, even when they make mistakes. This helps children develop a positive sense of self-worth and to believe in themselves. Children that receive unconditional positive regard, are more likely to view challenges as opportunities for growth and development. They become receptive to constructive feedback,… Read More »Unconditional Positive Regard

How Positive Parenting Protects Kids’ Brains from Stress

Stress can be tough on kids, especially their brains. One of the most important things you can do for your child is to be a positive parent. Positive parenting means being loving and supportive, setting clear rules and expectations, and praising your child when they do good things. It also means listening to your child when they’re upset and helping them to find healthy ways to deal with their emotions. Expressing unconditional positive regard evokes confidence, curiosity and intrinsic motivation to succeed.   Positive parenting isn’t always easy, but it’s one of the most important things you can do for your… Read More »How Positive Parenting Protects Kids’ Brains from Stress

Motivation & Learning

MOTIVATION & LEARNING Motivation is a key factor in student engagement and learning. When students are motivated, they’re more likely to be engaged in the learning process, retain more information, and perform at one’s highest level. Types of Motivation:  Intrinsic Motivation Vs. Extrinsic Motivation Intrinsic – An internal drive that comes from within. Extrinsic – A drive that comes from external factors.  Extrinsic motivation comes from other factors like rewards, punishment, or even pressure from others. Research shows that intrinsic motivation is a more powerful predictor of student engagement and learning than extrinsic motivation. When students are intrinsically motivated, they’re… Read More »Motivation & Learning

How to Teach Young Children Coping Skills

Coping skills are the strategies and techniques individuals use to manage stress and difficult emotions. Teaching coping skills is an essential aspect of mental health education and can help individuals better navigate challenging situations. This article will explore some of the best teaching methods for coping skills and the research supporting their effectiveness.

Abraham Maslow Influence

Abraham Maslow emphasized the interconnected nature of learning and life, as well as the significance of determination and purpose for personal happiness. Maslow emphasized the link between happiness and engaging in meaningful work that one considers important. He believed that people flourish when they are working effectively toward goals they value. Additionally, Maslow emphasized the importance of self-awareness in effecting personal change and attributed negative behavior to reactions to stress, pain, or unmet fundamental human needs such as security, love, and self-esteem. This underscores the idea that addressing these needs is crucial for fostering positive behavior and well-being.  “The only… Read More »Abraham Maslow Influence