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How to Inspire a Growth Mindset

We're really passionate about is educating parents on small strategies they can do to have a big impact on their child's learning. 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...

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Why I let my kids be bored

Today we're going to talk about fighting the boredom battle with your kids. First of all, I'm going to let you know that It is OKAY (even good) to let your child be bored. In fact, boredom can benefit your child. That is why I am going to share with you things to do when your kids are bored. I'm going to give you some ideas about what you can do when your child says he's bored. At Blimey Box, we are passionate about helping busy parents like you to have a big impact on your child's learning. The Boredom Battle A lot of times I find that my son tells me he's bored because he is fishing for some...

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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? If you're unfamiliar with the Term Grit, it was created by Angela Duckworth, a psychologist. You should check out her Ted Talk here. Basically, she describes Grit as "perseverance and passion for long term goals." Perseverance: to keep going and keep trying, even when things are tough. Passion: something they really care about or something that they're interested in - something they will "stick with." As Angela Duckwork describes in her book, Grit: The power of passion and perseverance, Passion is "sustained, enduring devotion." Do your kids give up easily if they are faced with a difficult challenge? If so, they...

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How to motivate your smart kid

Today I'm going to be talking about some ways that you can help your kids take on challenges. This is especially for your smart kids who tend to always choose things that are easy for them. I'm going to teach you a simple strategy that you can use to help motivate and encourage them to want to choose more challenging tasks and step out of their comfort zone. As a teacher, I have noticed this happens a lot with kids that are really smart. Bright kids tend to want to choose the easy way out because they like to choose things that they know they're going to be successful with. Unfortunately, instead of trying to challenge themselves, they do things...

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3 Activities to Give Parents More Free Time

So, I previously mentioned how I like coming up with creative ways to make Blimey Box games take longer. We are always trying to find more time for parents, and these extending activities do just that! Now I have more time to enjoy my beer in peace and quiet. And my kid is engaged in a screen-free learning activity. #dadwin After all, if your kid is playing with the Blimey Box at least he or she isn’t robbing a bank somewhere! Mazes Although I haven’t incorporated too many mazes into our puzzles yet, I find that even a simple maze can be tricky for kids to navigate. Luckily, it still keeps them interested. You can find free maze templates to print out...

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