Episode 34:

Why Mindset Matters AND The Three Most Relevant Mindsets For Today’s Young People

If I could wave a magic wand and improve just ONE thing for many of the young people that I help at my office, I would transform their negative and limiting mindsets into positive and empowering ones.

This episode was inspired by some of the recent work that I’ve been implementing into the sessions with teens in my office. I can’t tell you enough how focusing on changing the mindsets of many of my young patients has really improved their mental health, connections with family and friends, and made their self-esteem skyrocket.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • [8:22] What mindset is and how it relates to your young person
  • [9:15] How mindset influences your young person’s emotions and behaviors (and if you want to change your young person’s emotions or behaviors you have to START with their mindset)
  • [11:00] The two categories of mindset: positive and empowering mindsets or negative and limiting mindsets
  • [16:11] The importance of still highlighting some classic mindsets that continue to be important for raising great young people
  • [17:15] Three NEW mindsets that I believe every Modern Parent needs to be teaching their young people: 1) being uncomfortable is temporary, 2) everything is figureoutable, and 3) challenges are not your identity; your accomplishments are.
  • [34:09] Five negative mindsets to avoid
  • [39:02] Are YOU modeling a positive or negative mindset to your young person? Be accountable!

As always, I give you lots of real-world examples as I teach the concept of mindset.

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