Helping children to create a positive mindset is critical to their success. One way you can create a positive mindset is to regularly praise your child’s efforts and achievements. For every negative thing you say to your child look for five positive things to say. You can praise your child for helping you tidy up the home. You can praise them for completing their homework. You can praise them for playing quietly while you had to take a phone call. Make praising your child a habit.