"Mindsets toward learning
could matter more
than anything else we teach."
I recently read an article by Salman Khan, "The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart." As we kick off our Fall semester of school, I found the simple ideas he present to be encouraging and challenging.
While this article is worth sharing for its simple application to teaching our children, I also see a deeper spiritual parallel.
The idea of growth through trial is not new, of course (James 1:2-4).
Just as Khan has encouraged us, are teaching our children a mindset that embraces difficulties as an opportunity to grow in faith and maturity?
Now, let's bring it all the way home: