I left Parkour class with my kids, and as I’m apt to do, I jumped into questioning. What new things did you try today? How did you do in working toward your goal?

 

My 6-year-old happily chirped back her replies, but my 11-year-old replied, “I hate your reflection questions.” My oldest prides himself on being “smart”; we keep working on growth mindset. I saw an opportunity — I brain scienced him.
 
“Last week I attended a workshop where they talked all about how reflection is actually part of what makes your brain grow bigger. It’s how you connect new things to what you already know. So even for Parkour reflection can help your brain grow.” I had him hooked.
 
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