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Growth Mindset Books for Kids

Growth mindset books for kids are a fantastic way to shift and reset their mindsets. At some point or another, every child will face challenges. Heck, even adults do. As an avid reader and book lover, I can’t begin to tell you how beneficial books are to our kids. Books provide a fun, thought-provocating, tangible way to understand people and the world around us. There is a ton of opportunity for your kids to read when they struggle with obstacles and negative thoughts. 

One amazing way to support kids that think negatively is to help them develop a positive mindset. More specifically, a “growth mindset.” In short, a growth mindset helps us learn from our struggles to build perseverance, resilience, and confidence. Instead of viewing mistakes as a “bad” thing, we look at them as a marvelous mistake that helps us move forward! 

 Are you looking for more ways to cultivate a growth mindset in your kids? Sign up for my email list – where I share one parenting tip each week – and I’ll send you this growth mindset affirmations printout as a FREE gift. Hang it up anywhere in your home as a way to reinforce a growth mindset in your kids. Click the image below to sign-up and download it now. 

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So, what exactly is a growth mindset again?

Parents and children with a growth mindset believe that they can GROW and improve anything with effort, hard work, and persistence. In essence, they think they can learn anything if they just KEEP TRYING. Families with a positive growth mindset think of failures as a challenge and a way to grow instead of a finite roadblock or dead end. 

As you can see, it’s so important to empower our kids to make mistakes and “fail often.” It’s in those failures where we live, grow, and enjoy the journey. 

Years ago, before the term “growth mindset” became the ever-growing buzzword of the decade, I noticed I had this recurring negative thinking going on. It was a fascinating thing! Somehow, no matter the situation, I could usually think or find a negative or pessimistic perspective. The gift of gloom, let’s say. Unfortunately, most of us develop these mindsets and attitudes as they are cultivated and passed down from our parent’s parenting. 

What’s a fixed mindset?

Well, if you’re a natural or newly developed pollyanna, then you’ll do great, Mama! But, if you’re not as I suspect or else, you wouldn’t be here reading this post, fret not. You can reframe your thoughts and leave negative nelly behind! I know because I’ve done it, and if i can, you certainly can too.  

I know how important it is to lead well and parent well as those cute little munchkins watch you and take notes like an aggressive news reporter. LOL, Let’s break the cycle of negativity and help our kids develop a positive mindset. 

Changing the way we talk to ourselves and our kids is the first step to putting a growth mindset into practice. 

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Want to know the next best way? Yup, reading great books on the subject! If you’re ready to understand this concept even more- check out the massive list of growth mindset books below.

If your children struggle with fear of failure, perfectionism, taking (safe) risks, or acting with courage, grab these books. 

After reading hundreds of books to my kiddos (and counting!), these books were winners. These books use inspirational stories to provide powerful lessons to understand the concept of a growth mindset. 

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Here’s the list of my FAVORITE growth mindset books for kids:

Jabari Jumps

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The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes 

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The Dot 

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Rosie Revere Engineer 

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Ada Twist Scientist

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She Persisted  

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Ish

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The Little Engine That Could

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go

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Giraffes Can’t Dance

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Your Fantastic Elastic Brain

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The Most Magnificent Thing

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The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

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Beautiful Oops

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The Day The Crayons Quit

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Pete The Cat: I Love My White Shoes

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Darling Steps: Growth Mindset Journal

Our very own guided journal is a growth mindset journal created specifically for children. It’s filled with quotes, illustrations, writing prompts, activities, posters, and more! Children explore essential topics like resilience, confidence, perseverance, staying positive, and learning from failure. 

If you’d like more growth mindset resources- grab these FREE growth mindset coloring sheets. Then, I’ll send you more tips and resources to help you and your kids. Click the image below👇🏽 

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