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Growth Mindset According to my 6 Year Old

growth mindset according to a 6 year old

Have you heard about the power of having a growth mindset yet?

Well my 6-year old is joining me on the podcast to give you all the details on how this powerful tool can do wonders for your life!

Join me in a spontaneous Mother's Day special episode where I interview my little sweetie and she tells us all about the benefits of a growth mindset.

The coolest part of this episode is that it was 100% my daughter's idea and completely impromptu.

Here's how it happened.

T. came into my office the other night and started talking into my microphone about growth mindset. Then I asked her if she wanted to do a podcast and she said yes, so I quickly started recording.

Now I am thrilled to have a little recording of my sweet one (two weeks before she turns 7), and it was the best Mother's Day treat for me.

Kid friendly episode!

So if you've got little ones of your own I recommend listening to this together. I'm sure it'll be  fun for them to hear a kid explaining something for a change.

And even if you don't have kids, listen to it too! It's fascinating to get a peek into the mind of a little one.

I'm also really happy because this is the first episode where I've interviewed a guest! My baby got to be my first guest on the podcast.

So come hang out with us in this bonus episode. You'll get to learn all about how to keep going when it's hard, and above all you'll get to hear this proud mama bear's heart bursting open with love during the show.

In this episode we'll discuss:

* What growth mindset is

* How to cultivate a growth mindset

* The benefits of resilience and persistence

* Examples of how to use growth mindset skills in everyday life

If you'd like to hear of a time that I turned my thinking around with patience inducing practices (almost one year earlier to the day) then check out this Facebook video from last May.

Apparently thinking about thinking is a family trait during this time of year!

When's a time when you demonstrated a growth mindset? Tell me below in the comments!



About your host, Ky

Hi, I'm Ky Russell! I'm committed to democratizing and sharing my knowledge of fitness and wellness accumulated over decades of study and teaching Pilates and mindful movement, stress management, and wellness. In addition to having a Master's degree in Kinesiology and teaching wellness as faculty at San Jose State University, I'm a busy working mom so all of my solutions are designed to integrate seamlessly integrate into your full life. I want you to move and love your body so you can live the life of your dreams!


  1. Kayla on 05/14/2019 at 4:50 AM

    Love this episode!! Trillium is a natural. Can’t wait to share it with my girls.

    • Ky Russell on 05/14/2019 at 6:54 PM

      Thank you Kayla! I am so proud! She’s now planning her own podcast! 😉 Not really, but she mentioned it. I’d love to hear what the girls think.

  2. Denisse Kindl on 05/17/2019 at 1:02 AM

    OMG, Ky! That was the best interview ever!! Congrats on the wisdom all around. I hope to do mini tv series with my nephew when he’s old enough to talk 😉
    ~Much Love,
    Denisse (from Lakeview middle school) <3

    • Ky Russell on 05/28/2019 at 9:51 PM

      Thanks Denisse! I am so glad that you enjoyed it. I doubt I’ll ever do another episode that I’ll enjoy more! I love the idea of a mini series with your nephew – let me know when it starts! It’s so great to hear from you – Lakeview was such a great school! 🙂

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