When you Function with Gumption, you take personal responsibility for the way you think, act, and interact with others.
Elementary school students who Function with Gumption are just beginning to learn how to be personally responsible.
They are just beginning to understand the concept of being responsible.
They are just beginning to learn how to behave in social situations.
They are just beginning to learn how to follow rules and instructions.
They are learning how to get along with adults (other than their parents).
They are learning how to get along with fellow students.
They are just starting to go from being completely dependent to understanding the concept of being independent.
So, what mindset is healthy for an elementary school student?
The Gumption Mindset of an Elementary School Student
I am a unique and special person.
I like to learn new things.
I am a very creative person.
I want to learn how to control my energy.
I want to learn how to focus my attention.
I like going to school.
I like learning.
I want to learn to get along with the teachers.
I want to learn to get along with the other students.
I like making new friends.
I always try to get along with all the other kids.
I’m willing to learn to be responsible for my thinking.
I’m willing to learn to be responsible for my actions.
I’m willing to learn to be responsible for my interactions with others.
I’m willing to Function with Gumption.
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