Episode 7

Establishing a Growth Mindset

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.

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Source: Child Mind Institute