The Skill to be Happy and Minimize Childhood Depression


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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Neal: Hello you’re listening to Health Professional Radio. I’m your host Neal Howard. Thank you so much for joining us today. I know there a lot of places that you could be on the internet and you’ve chosen to hang out with us and that’s a great thing. Our guest in studio today is Mr. Mike Ferry. He’s returning to speak with us about some of the problems that our youth are facing as they go through adolescence -becoming young men and women. He’s a middle school teacher. He’s a parent of four young children so, you know, he knows what’s he’s talking about. He’s also a published author – the author of “Teaching Happiness and Innovation” where he talks about some of the stressors that our children face as they go through adolescence. How are you doing today Mike?

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