Review by: Steven Meyers, American Psychological Association, PsycCRITIQUES - November 7, 2016
The authors succeed in relating the research and guidance in a very understandable way in a succinct 150 pages. Their advice and examples will appeal to a wide target audience of parents, ranging from those with young children to college-age youth. Ricci and Lee provide many illustrations about how parents’ feedback can focus on children’s effort, strategy, and persistence rather than assumed inherent abilities.
Review by: Lori Hochstetler, MiddleWeb - September 29, 2016
I think using the ideas in this book about how to praise students and give them feedback in order to encourage a growth mindset can help lead students to discover they have many more talents than they realized . . . I enjoyed reading this book and will probably read it again. I felt like I got some wonderful, practical ideas that I can use when working with math students and with teachers who work with students, my own children, and even my nephews. If you interact with children at all, I would strongly recommend this book.
Review by: Vicki Foote, Children's Literature - August 1, 2016
The text discusses how parents can develop perseverance and resiliency in children, and how parents can develop a growth mindset for their children outside of the home . . . There are multiple-choice questions, fixed mindset statements, a poster page, discussion questions for book clubs, and a parents’ workbook. A table of contents, an appendix, and lists of additional references are included. This thorough study of a method for helping children learn and succeed should be of interest to adults looking for guidance in these areas.
Review: Midwest Book Review - July 1, 2016
Thoroughly ‘reader friendly’ in tone, content, commentary, organization and presentation, “Mindsets for Parents” is very highly recommended for community library Parenting Skills instructional reference collections