The purpose of this research is to inform educators and caregivers about the benefits of promoting motivation and productive effect to empower young children in their educational journey. The research looks at the effects of fostering a positive mindset in young children and how it can change their mind about education. In this research, we will look at practical ways to of encouraging growth mindset as well as understanding the factors that can effect how a child views learning. We will look at ways a growth mindset can effect the child’s brain and future success in academia. Understanding parental styles is one of the keys in understanding thow to foster a growth mindset and motivation. Educators and caregivers will learn how to set realistic goals and expectations for their children and how they can be their best advocate. We will look at the effects and guidelines when promoting positive reinforcement and healthy ways of promoting self esteem. My hope is that I can help show educators and parents how to foster a growth mindset and show them that grit and failure is okay as it is all apart of the learning process. The research shows that mistakes are okay and if young children keep trying, they can improve their skills.

Year Manuscript Completed

Spring 2024

Senior Project Advisor

Scott M. Douglas, Ed.D

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Educational Studies

Document Type