Todd and Cathy discuss Jessica Lahey’s The Gift of Failure, and discuss why allowing our kids to make mistakes will help them succeed. They also discuss the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, why rewards and punishment don’t work, and why praising our kids for effort rather than outcome will lead to greater success and a healthier sense of self. They play a clip of a Hillary Clinton interview on the Dear Sugar podcast, a commercial about failure from Michael Jordan, and discuss Carol Dweck’s book Mindset.

Time Stamps

1:50 Dear Sugar clip with Cheryl Strayed with Hillary Clinton

8:52 Discussion on The Gift Of Failure

24:00 Intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation

25:00 Rewards

32:50 Are your kids average?

35:22 Modeling

40:27 Canvas People– Enter “zen” for your free 11″ X 14″ Canvas

41:23 Mindset- fixed or growth?

56:21 Michael Jordan Nike commercial

57:30 Habits of the “controlling” parents

60:30 Good News Stories

62:44 Our amazing partner for the ZPR Conference David Serrano – Call 815-370-3780

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