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Growth Mindset Guru Carol Dweck Says Teachers And Parents Often Use Her Research Incorrectly

Stanford psychology professor Carol Dweck has become something of a cult figure in education and parenting circles. Her research into boosting student motivation has spawned a mini industry of consultants, sold more than a million books and changed the way that many adults praise children.

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But how to praise your kids properly is, apparently, quite complicated. Earlier this month, Dweck delivered a speech at Stanford University, where she highlighted three ways that parents and teachers are going astray.