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Parents' Reaction To Failure Translates To Their Children

Parents' Reaction To Failure Translates To Their Children

With tournaments just around the corner, this message is a great reminder for parents on how to help your daughter deal with defeat or failure.


PCA National Advisory Board Member Carol Dweck is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. She graduated from Barnard College in 1967 and earned a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1972. She taught at Columbia University, Harvard University, and the University of Illinois before joining the Stanford faculty in 2004.

In this clip, Dweck explains that the way adults react to failures, whether their own or their children, will transmit to their child's mindset about how they should handle failure. She states that parents need to address it, and not ignore by "treating it as a natural part of the process, and together, learning from it."

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