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Marc Fienberg of The Great Advice Group: “How Extremely Busy Executives Make Time To Be Great Parents”

I try to teach my kids not to swear, and one of the swear words that I fault them for using is the phrase, “I can’t.” My response is, “Please don’t use that language around me. I’d prefer you say, ‘I haven’t yet learned how to do X’.” It’s the difference between teaching them to having a growth mindset, where they believe they could learn how to do almost anything some other human being has already done and having a fixed mindset where they’re limited by some inherent skills that they were either born with or not born with. One of the best ways I’ve learned to teach this to my kids is that I challenged (bribed) them to learn to juggle. Juggling is a really, really, difficult skill for anybody to learn, but as it turns out, with a reasonable amount of practice, it’s also well within the ability of almost any child who is older than 10. The sense of accomplishment that my kids felt after hours and days of practicing was unbelievable, and it really was a great method to teach them that they can learn anything they put their minds to.

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Candice Georgiadis

Candice Georgiadis is an active mother of three as well as a designer, founder, social media expert, and philanthropist.