'Positive Mindset' written in yellow chalk on blackboard

One of the things that I work on in my coaching practice is teaching children how to have a positive mindset. Not all children are wired to have a positive outlook on life and therefore changing that can be a bit of a challenge. It can be done though and, in a world full of uncertainties, it is essential to equip children with a positive mindset rather than a negative one. For example, many children will think about, ‘What if things go wrong?’ rather than, ‘What if things go right?’. This shift in mindset can prove to be profoundly empowering and beneficial for their overall well-being.

When children think about worst-case scenarios, it instils a negative mindset that can foster anxiety and fear. The anticipation of failure can stifle their creativity and hinder their willingness to take risks. It can lead to a sense of helplessness, making them doubt their abilities and potential. However, if they start to think about, ‘What if things go right? they will become resilient, be more optimistic and possibly encourage problem-solving skills. Children begin to see obstacles as challenges to overcome rather than huge barriers to doing something. This positive outlook encourages them to explore new opportunities and try new things rather than run away from them.

Teaching Children That Things Can Go Well

Focusing on the ‘What if things go right?’ can also help children to say yes more, take initiative and pursue their passions. It can allow them to have more experiences – hopefully, ones they love and widen their interests and do more in general. As parents, we can help them with this positive mindset by celebrating their successes and help them to overcome setbacks. A ‘What if things go right?’ mindset will empower them to approach life with confidence and a sense of self-belief. By shifting the focus away from the negative ‘What if things go wrong?’ perspective, we can enable them to build resilience and tackle challenges head-on.

If you would like to work with me as a life coach for children then please give me a call on 07961 312 749.