The Dad Mindset
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Building motivation, stress tolerance, and a happy home

Building motivation, stress tolerance, and a happy home

If I could show you how to:

  • Help your children think and act independently

  • Build better resilience in them, and

  • Improve your relationship with them.

How much would that be worth to you?

Well, I might not be able to do the above, but this week’s podcast guest can.

Ned Johnson (who co-authored the fantastic book, The Self-Driven Child, with William Stixrud) and I discuss what we as parents can do to achieve all of the above list.

It’s a fun conversation and has given me a new lens to view parenting through as well as some really actionable approaches.

“I love you too much to fight with you about your homework but is there a way I can help”

If you’d like to find out more about Ned and read his books visit his website here.

You can also find Ned on Instagram here and here is a link to the viral TikTok post that he mentioned.

On his website, Ned has listed out insights from the Self-Driven Child. Here are just a few:

  • Say “It’s your call’ whenever you can

  • Foster a sense of control in your child

  • Be a non-anxious presence in your family

  • Be a consultant

  • Encourage flow

  • Take the long view

I believe, and hope, this episode will really help your family build motivation, stress tolerance, and above all, a happy home.

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The Dad Mindset
The Dad Mindset Show
Hi, I’m Rich Bolus.
Join me as I explore insights from parents and experts as I apply a growth mindset to parenting.