Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Mastermind Parenting Podcast

Jan 8, 2019

In this episode, I discuss the book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Dr. Carol Dweck.
I think you guys are going to be surprised about the nuanced ways we reinforce a fixed mindset mentality rather than encouraging our kids to truly succeed and grow. 

Topics covered:
  • Dr. Carol Dweck and the difference between fixed and growth mindset
  • Dr. Dweck invites us to dump the overpraising and everyone gets a trophy mentality - the false self-esteem movement
  • This is not about telling kids they can do anything; overpraising creates false hopes without a plan and that will lead to a fixed mindset and a dead-end
  • It’s about helping kids gain the skills and find the resources to make progress toward their goals
  • We are all a combo of fixed and growth mindset and understanding what triggers our fixed mindset
  • Dr. Dweck teaches us that our measurement for success and what we have thought motivated our kids to grow into achievers has been wrong
  • We’ve been very focused on external motivators and threats, which might work temporarily but ultimately sabotage long-term success

Get my Free Guide!

This guide contains the condensed nuggets of my mind mastering parenting recipe. I've been developing my signature Mastermind Parenting method for over twenty years and I'm BEEEyond thrilled to share it with you. It has the power not to just improve the conversations and relationships in your family but digging in and doing this work will change your life. I can't wait for you to get started so I can teach you everything! Head over here to get your copy

Apply for Free Coaching!

Thank you so much for listening and being an amazing mama that listens to parenting podcasts! I absolutely love connecting with other moms during the Real Coaching with Randi monthly segment and share their story. If you would like to get some free coaching on a future episode, head over to and hit the Apply button.

Get my book!

Hear about my family history and the tools that have helped me replace old parenting patterns that simply don’t work with these puzzling kiddos. It's my way of paying it forward as a human that wants our kids to experience a kinder and more generous world. Head over here to get your copy

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!

Subscribe to the podcast

If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device.

Leave us an iTunes review

Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.