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.
Evidence suggests a strong connection between support networks and emotional well-being. In this episode, Todd Krieger and Julie Fisher, M.Ed. talk about how we can teach kids to value and nurture relationships and how we can help create support networks with them that promote mental wellness.
Technology can help us connect with others and be more productive at school and in the workplace. But is there a link between technology and youth mental illness? In this episode, Todd Krieger and Julie Fisher, M.Ed. explore how screen time is taking a toll on our kids and how parents can set appropriate limits, understanding that technology is here to stay.
There is a strong connection between confidence, competency and mental wellness but teaching our kids to be confident and competent can be very difficult. In this episode, Todd Krieger and Julie Fisher, M.Ed. discuss parenting strategies that promote these important traits.