Emotion Cards: Stage 2 - Building a Growth Mindset

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A growth mindset means you believe that your abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. You embrace challenges, learn from criticism, take failure as a learning opportunity and celebrate and learn from other's successes. 

How do we foster a growth mindset in our children?

Our Stage 2 Emotion Cards seek to help adults foster this growth mindset in children by identifying common negative thought patterns and transforming them into positive statements. In this process, children will learn how to speak kindly to themselves and develop intrinsic motivation to grow and learn, ultimately moving from a fixed to a growth mindset.

This is a PDF digital download. After purchase, you will receive a link by email that you can then download, save and print. 

How to use:

  • Download and print out the PDF
  • Cut out the emotion cards: There are lines on the page indicating where you should cut and where you should fold. Cut out each card lengthwise and fold them in the middle, making them double sided. Tape the two sides together.
  • Option 1: Lay the cards out in front of your child, negative side up and discuss how they can transform negative statements into positive. 
  • Option 2: When a moment of self doubt arises, pull out the cards and find the appropriate negative phrase. Flip the card over and change the mindset from negative to positive. Have your child repeat the positive phrase and ask them how they feel.