Whole U: Segment 3, Building Self Reliance in Children Episode 1 – Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Dr. Nick describes the work of Dr. Angela Duckworth and the process of developing Grit, the ability to persevere and successfully overcome life’s obstacles. Dr. Nick and Paul discuss the increase in anxiety and depression amongst young adults, and why parents have done a disservice by treating adolescents like “junior adults”. Dr. Nick explains that bypassing the process of developing emotional regulation and self-reliance coping skills leads to higher levels of anxiety and depression amongst young adults.

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