Eps 260: Nurturing a Growth Mindset with Alexandra Eidens


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My guest today is Alexandra Eidens.

Alexandra is the founder of Big Life Journal, a growth mindset company for children and teens. Alexandra’s company specializes in creating practical tools to help parents and teachers integrate growth mindset into their everyday lives.

Their guided journals are now used by over 500,000 children world wide. When not creating journals, Alexandra is reading the latest research on brain science and the mind-body connection.

Takeaways from the show:


  • The foundations of Big Life Journal

  • Nurturing a growth mindset

  • Personal development in parenting

  • Growth vs. fixed mindset

  • Model the human experience to your children

  • Be process oriented vs. outcome oriented

  • Teach your children to set learning goals

  • Rejection is an indication that you are putting yourself out there

  • How to deliver feedback to your child

  • Make a habit of learning new things

  • Embrace struggle and adversity

  • Compare yourself to yourself only

  • Engage in deliberate practice

  • Comfort vs. stretch zone

  • Model being vulnerable in your own experiences

  • The best thing you can do as a parent is love your kids unconditionally

Where to find Alexandra:

Ebook | Big Life Journal | FaceBook 

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See you next week!! 🙂


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