Parent Workshop, Kingston, Saturday 23rd November 2019

2.30 – 4.30pm at Kingston Quaker Hall,

Many schools are now using the ‘growth’ or ‘fixed’ mindset terminology as a tool for describing the way a child or young person thinks and behaves. The ethos behind the phraseology is that intelligence is not fixed, we don’t have a set IQ for life, we can change and develop our intelligence by how we use our brains. The fixed mindset child or adult is competitive with others and sees their value and success in terms of hierarchy, feels jealous or resentful at the success of others and won’t persevere at things they find too difficult. The growth mindset child or adult competes against themselves and their own past performance and uses the success of others as a learning resource. They take on new things with enthusiasm and see failure as a stepping stone to future success and mastery.

The important thing here is that these are learnt behaviours and thinking styles, not inborn ones so with the right support and direction any child can develop a growth mindset and make their life all about the many small sucesses of every day rather than the occasional shameful failures. This workshop is all about the things a parent can do, say and demonstrate that will help their child or young person develop a more exciting outlook on themselves and their world.

Booking is required as places are limited. To book or for further information se e the link below. Places cost £17.50 , though some £2.50 places are available for those who need them. Contact Gill via her website to request one.

Date: Saturday 23rd November 2019
Time: 2.30-4.30pm
Venue: The Quaker Centre, Fairfield East, Kingston KT1 2PT