Adopting a Growth Mindset on Adolescents Links to their Happiness and Success

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Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Mike Ferry
Guest Bio: Mike Ferry is a middle school teacher and parent of four young kids. He focuses on helping children develop the habits of happiness and innovation. His new book, Teaching Happiness and Innovation, lays out that vision. Researchers have found links between happiness, success, and innovation.

Segment Overview: Mike Ferry discusses whether “mindset” is fixed or affected by physical and mental growth of children. He lays out the differences between the fixed and growth mindsets and feels that by adopting a growth mindset at school, we can bring happiness and success to our kids.

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Design Thinking for Adolescents

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Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Mike Ferry
Guest Bio: Mike Ferry is a middle school teacher and parent of four young kids. He focuses on helping children develop the habits of happiness and innovation. His new book, Teaching Happiness and Innovation, lays out that vision. Researchers have found links between happiness, success, and innovation.

Segment Overview: Mike Ferry discusses the concept of “design thinking”. He points out that people make decisions based on how something makes them feel. Mike feels that children should be made aware of the fact that they can learn how to become “design thinkers” by paying attention to the little things that connect us to our experiences.



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The Skill to be Happy and Minimize Childhood Depression

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Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Mike Ferry
Guest Bio: Mike Ferry is a middle school teacher and parent of four young kids. He focuses on helping children develop the habits of happiness and innovation. His new book, Teaching Happiness and Innovation, lays out that vision. Researchers have found links between happiness, success, and innovation.

Segment Overview: Mike Ferry discusses teaching the skills of happiness (growth mindset, perseverance, gratitude, etc.) and putting kids on the path towards lifelong well-being and success. He offers tools to navigate the stressful waters of adolescence, minimizing the likelihood of childhood depression.



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Interpersonal Stressors Encountered by Adolescent Girls

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Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Mike Ferry
Guest Bio: Mike Ferry is a middle school teacher and parent of four young kids. He focuses on helping children develop the habits of happiness and innovation. His new book, Teaching Happiness and Innovation, lays out that vision. Researchers have found links between happiness, success, and innovation.

Segment Overview: Mike Ferry talks about the factors related to girls having such a high rate of interpersonal stressors. He discusses ways to developing more effective ways of responding to these stressors.



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Depression Among Adolescent Girls

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Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Mike Ferry
Guest Bio: Mike Ferry is a middle school teacher and parent of four young kids. He focuses on helping children develop the habits of happiness and innovation. His new book, Teaching Happiness and Innovation, lays out that vision. Researchers have found links between happiness, success, and innovation.

Segment Overview: Mike Ferry discusses why adolescent girls are at greater risk for depression than their male counterparts. He talks about why teenage girls tend to harbor negative thoughts more frequently than teenage boys when experiencing stressful encounters with others and points out that that girls face more of these situations than boys.



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