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I Can't Do That, YET

Promoting growth mindset in girls and boys
Enna is a girl who doesn't believe in herself. One night in a dream she sees all the possible future versions of herself, discovering that she can be any of those versions with time, knowledge and dedication. She develops a growth mindset throughout her journey and instead of saying "I can't do that," she learns to say "I can't do that YET!”. by Esther Pia Cordova, author

What's a growth mindset?

    Children with a growth mindset know that success is based on hard work and learning. Intelligence and talent are not innate abilities (fixed mindset). With a growth mindset children focus on learning over just looking smart, see effort as the key to success, and thrive in the face of a challenge. They know how to embrace the word ‘YET’.

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Whats a fixed mindset?

People with a fixed mindset
- believe that intelligence and ability are born, static traits
- believe that they can do very little to change their ability
- view struggle as negative
- avoid challenges

What age group is this book for?

We recommend the book for kids who are 5 to 9 years old.

What is a growth mindset?

People with a growth mindset
- see that working hard and struggling pays off
- believe that success is a result of hard work
- understand that everyone can grow and learn
- view struggle as an opportunity to learn

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About the author


When Esther was 7 years old she had a phase during which she refused to do her homework alone. She thought she couldn't do it. This is far too often what we tell ourselves, even as adults.

Recently, Esther attended a coding bootcamp. The experience was the most challenging thing she had ever done, but that is where she learned about the growth mindset and the powerful word YET. It's such a simple but important concept.

Esther wanted to share this discovery with kids everywhere and help parents to embrace the growth mindset as well. She believes that this simple concept will help children overcome their fears and strive to learn as much as they can in life.

She wants people to stop saying "I can't do that," and start saying "I can't do that, YET!"

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Benefits for your child

What a growth mindset can do for you and your child

Never Feel Stupid When Learning

Growth mindset allows your kid to realize that in order to be really good in something they have to put in the effort. Mistakes are there for us to learn from.

Enjoy Life, Even When You’re Not Good At It

“This is a wonderful feature of the growth mindset. You don’t have to think you’re already great at something to want to do it and to enjoy doing it.” – Dweck

Having Supportive Relationships

Kids with a growth mindset are eager to help their friends when they see them struggling. They can help them work on their obstacles, and are able to challenge them to be their best selves. This leads to healthier and happier relationships.

Strengthens Confidence

A growth mindset is not about proving yourself to others. What a child learns is that we are all improving and growing everyday. There is no such thing as perfection.

Lowers Risk of Depression

In a study performed by Baer, Grant, and Dweck (2005), students in the fixed mindset had higher levels of depression because they ruminated over problems and setbacks.

Be Better at Taking Responsibility For Their Life

A fixed mindset tries to repair self-esteem after a failure by assigning blame and making excuses.
A growth mindset helps you take responsibility for your actions and decisions. Blaming others only creates more setbacks in out personal growth.



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