In this podcast, Todd and Julie Fisher discuss the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset and why nurturing a growth mindset leads to improved emotional and mental wellness. According to psychologist, Carol Dweck, when people believe that failure isn’t a barometer of innate characteristics but rather look at it as a step to success, they are more likely to put in the effort that will eventually lead to that success. A recent Education Week Research Center survey of teachers found that 90% believe that adopting and nurturing a growth mindset in kids leads to positive outcomes in both academics and social skills for kids. Todd and Julie discuss what a growth mindset looks like and how parents can role model a growth mindset themselves to help their kids develop a growth mindset instead of a fixed mindset.
Technology use and interpersonal relationships; understanding the importance of teaching youth to find the right balance to support their mental wellness.
How to help youth learn the value of competency and feel good about it.
How parents can help youth develop strength, character, and fortitude to face life’s challenges head on.