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Maintaining A Growth Mindset As A Parent And Coach

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Tina Syer (@tinasyer4) is the former President of Positive Coaching Alliance. Syer played Division I field hockey at Stanford University, where she graduated with honors and was named an Academic All-America. Her coaching experience includes seasons at the high school, college and Olympic Development levels.

In this video, Tina discusses the importance of cultivating a growth mindset in children, as espoused by Carol Dweck, the PCA National Advisory Board Member and Stanford University Professor who wrote Mindset. The way to establish and maintain the growth mindset is through reward and acknowledgement of effort, whether applied athletically or academically.