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Got a perfectionist child? Try these 5 tips!

Having a perfectionist child can be challenging. Perfectionists can be quick to get frustrated. They sometimes give up if they can't do something "just right." And even worse, they don't try at all because they are afraid they might make a mistake. Wanting to do your best is good, but striving to be "perfect" is unrealistic. Being a perfectionist can hinder a child's advancement and lead to anxiety. Today, we want to share tips to help your perfectionist child. It takes time. It’s is something that we work on daily with our son (and I know it’s because both his father and I are perfectionists, too). However, I’m happy to let you know that you can help your child deal with perfectionism. Don't expect it to go away,...

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How to raise independent and confident kids

Today, I'm going to be talking about four strategies that you can do to raise more independent, more resilient, and more confident kids. Here at Blimey Box, we are passionate about helping busy parents figure out small strategies to help support their kids to become smarter, become better learners, and ultimately become better human beings. All right, so today our topic is raising independent and resilient kids. Ultimately, we want our kids to become independent. We don't want them to always rely on us for everything. We want them to eventually get up, move out of the house, go away to college and become successful. Watch the video to see how you can raise independent and confident kids. Additionally, we...

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How to Inspire a Growth Mindset

Today I am going to share 3 ways you can inspire a growth mindset in your young child. Developing a Growth Mindset Today, I'm going to be talking about a simple growth mindset strategy. Basically, a growth mindset is the idea that you can change the way things are. Your current situation is not set in stone. A fixed mindset means that you think things are just the way they are and they're always going to be like that no matter what. With a growth mindset, you believe that with hard work, perseverance, and lots of practice you can always improve and get better. You believe you can learn how to do new things or tackle difficult challenges. Looking for hands-on...

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How to make your child more gritty

What is grit and why is it really important that we are fostering and promoting grit with our kids? Let's talk about how to make your child more gritty. When I first learned about grit, I realized that I didn't have a lot. I am an idea person, but I also am a shiny object chaser, so I don't always stick to one goal. I tend to move around from goal to goal.  I realized I wanted to change. I wanted to become more gritty. I also knew that if I started working with my kids while they were young, I could develop gritty behavior in them, too. Developing grit is not easy. It is something that has to be...

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How to develop a growth mindset in your child

Since becoming a parent, I’ve tried to read up on whatever parenting information I can get my hands on. As we all know, kids don’t come with an owner’s manual! And trying to figure out what to do as a parent is sadly often based on a comparison. We often compare ourselves to other parents who are also just “faking it to make it.” But, I lucked out when I picked up the book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” while I was on vacation. I was turned on to the idea of promoting a “growth mindset” with my kids.   Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset "Fixed mindset" — those who believe that abilities are fixed "Growth mindset” — those...

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