Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids, Teens, and Parents

Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids, Teens, and Parents

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Podcasts are an excellent way to have your kids LEARN while being entertained.

And if you listen to podcasts together it can become a special time for the whole family, whether on long car rides or while at home.

There are some amazing podcasts out there! We did the research for you. Below is a list of 40 top growth mindset and character-building podcasts for you and your kids. 


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Top 40 Podcasts for families

Podcasts for Kids

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Dream Big

This family-friendly podcast inspires kids (and adults!) to pursue their passions in life and take action to make their dreams a reality. Its 20-30 minute format makes for the perfect length for parents and kids to listen in the car on the way to school, activities, or playdates.

Wow in the World

This podcast is a new way for families to connect, look up and discover the wonders of the world around them. The hosts Mindy and Guy guide curious kids and their grown-ups away from their screens and on a journey. 

Peace Out

Short stories that help children calm down and relax by guiding them through visualization and breathing exercises. Perfect for parents or teachers who want to teach mindfulness and self-regulation to kids.

Story Time

Story Time is a fortnightly audiobook podcast for children ages 2-13.

Each story is usually less than 20 minutes long, hopefully just long enough to keep your toddler, preschoolers, and little ones engaged. 

What If World

Each week, Mr. Eric takes a "what if?" question from a friend and spins it into a story just for you!

 

But Why?

This show answers questions submitted by kids. It tackles topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.

 

Brains On!

A science podcast for curious kids and adults. Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio. The topics discussed range from the science behind sneezing to how to translate the purr of cats.

Short & Curly

A fast-paced fun-filled ethics podcast for kids and their parents that asks those curly questions. From banning lollies to trusting robots, and from colonizing other planets to eating pets, Short & Curly covers it all.

Sesame Street

A video podcast featuring the furry and loveable Muppets of Sesame Street. Sing songs with Elmo, Abby, Cookie Monster and Grover. Learn about friendship, patience and sharing with Bert and Ernie. Celebrate sunny days with all of your favorite Muppets with new episodes every Monday!

Storynory

Storynory brings you an audio story every week. Each one is beautifully read by Natasha and friends. Let Natasha's voice beguile you with classic fairy tales, new children's stories, poems, myths, adventures, and romance.

TedTalks Kids+Family

These talks by the world's leading thinkers and doers will inspire, intrigue and stir your imagination. A great variety of topics for kids and parents.

Five Minutes with Dad

This podcast stars toddlers Pavlos and Angela Pavlidis and their thirty-something dad Nick Pavlidis. This is the podcast where you get to listen in on a little father-son and daddy-daughter time and learn about great resources to connect with your kids. 

Rebel Girls

A fairy tale podcast about the extraordinary women who inspire us. This show is based on Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, the global best-selling book series written by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, inspiring millions of girls and women around the world to dream bigger, aim higher and fight harder.

Circle Round

A storytelling podcast for kids ages 3 to 10, tells carefully-selected folktales from around the world with an eye towards inclusivity. Stories are adapted for today's families into 10 to 20 minute diverse episodes that delve into topics such as kindness, persistence, and generosity.

Sparkle Stores

Original audio stories for families around the world. 

 

 

Story Pirates

The Story Pirates aren’t your typical swashbuckling sailors. We don’t steal gold, pillage villages, or claim land; We’re searching for a different kind of treasure: kids’ wildest, most imaginative stories.

ahway island

Be Calm on Ahway Island

Be Calm on Ahway Island features short stories for kids to listen to free!  Each relaxing story contains a guided meditation and a positive message.

Podcasts for Teens

Unstoppable teen podcast

Unstoppable Teen

Kevin Mincher and his guests share ideas to help teenagers, parents and teachers experience more success and happiness.

 

Youth Radio

This NPR podcast offers stories from young essayists and reporters about their experiences. From single moms to kids avoiding the wrong track - or getting back on the right one - their stories open up a new world to the listeners.

The Moth - True Stories

The Moth Podcast features re-airs of all new episodes of The Moth Radio Hour, plus additional stories from the vast archive recorded over the past two decades. Episodes are released every Tuesday.

How Stuff Works

A collection of audio podcasts which include some of the most popular titles: Stuff You Should Know and Stuff You Missed in History Class.

 

BRAINSTUFF

Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on BrainStuff to explore - and explain - the everyday science in the world around us.

Part-Time Genius

Will and Mango have lots of questions. Will we ever live without sleep? How do rats keep outsmarting humans? Where are the sunniest tax havens to hide your money? Join these Part-Time Geniuses as they dive into ridiculous topics... and discover some pretty smart stuff along the way.

The Stuff of Life

Eavesdrop on experts and researchers as they ponder what makes our world so maddening, so strange and so achingly beautiful. Not to mention ridiculous. Join Julie Douglas for this week’s episode of The Stuff of Life.

Mentors 4 Teens: College, Scholarship, and Career Guidance Podcast

Mentors 4 Teens: College, Scholarship, and Career Guidance Podcast

In this podcast, you will learn the latest and best tips, advice, and guidance designed to ensure elite university acceptance, scholarship success, and most importantly helping your teenager discover what gets them fired up to ensure they find a career that brings both happiness and financial stability.

 

Podcasts for Parents

Brave Writer

The Brave Writer podcast is a big juicy conversation about how to bring learning to life for your kids! Julie Bogart and guests talk about how parents and children are partners in the learning adventure, especially when approaching the daunting task of writing. 

Little Sprigs 

Interviews with experts in early childhood education, communication, mindfulness. The hosts offer the tools necessary to create harmonious relationships not only within ourselves but with our families, children and the communities in which we live.

The Modern Dads

The hosts tell stories of modern dads. These are the guys that are not only involved in their children’s lives, but active and engaged in the decisions, the drudgery, the pain, and the joys of parenthood.

Spawned

Liz Gumbinner and Kristen Chase invite celebrity guests for candid parenting discussions and a good dose of humor. 

 

Zen Parenting Radio

Zen Parenting is a weekly online radio discussion between a spiritual and emotional mom (Cathy Cassani Adams) and a logical and practical dad (Todd Adams). 

The Child Repair Guide

The pediatrician and dad Dr. Steve Silvestro brings the wisdom and insights of the world's best childhood health and wellness experts. He gives parents the best tools possible to raise happy, healthy, confident kids.

Listen to the Growth Mindset & Grit episode (featuring Alexandra Eidens, the founder of the Big Life Journal)

Parenting Today's Teens

Help for the parents of teenagers from Mark Gregston. The podcast includes daily 1-minute and a weekend 30-minute program.

 

Parenting Beyond Discipline

Erin Royer-Asrilant, LA's go-to expert on all things parenting and child development for today’s common challenges, covers way more than just discipline. She dives into topics such as self-esteem, development and health, modern parenting issues and even education. 

Parenting Great Kids

The pediatrician, mother, & best selling author engages with experts & parents to take on relevant issues, answer real questions, & provide simple hope & encouragement to every parent.

Maggie Dent

Commonly known as Australia’s ‘queen of common sense’, Maggie is an author, educator, & parenting & resilience specialist. She is a dedicated advocate to quietly changing lives in our families and communities.

Janet Lansbury Unruffles podcast for parents

Unruffled

Janet Lansbury is a parenting expert and the author of two books on babies and toddlers. Her soothing, reassuring advice makes you feel as if you really can be a calm, confident parent.

Her approach focuses on respect for the child and acceptance of their emotions and development.

The Mindful Kind

The Mindful Kind, hosted by Rachael Kable, shares exciting insights into mindfulness journeys and provides listeners with simple and effective practices to incorporate into their own lives. 

everyday motherhood

Everyday Motherhood

Welcome to the brand new podcast from Christy Thomas of www.play4lifemoms.com Grab your pile of laundry and listen to gain tips on how to care for yourself while mothering and walk away with a play idea to connect with your kids.

the balanced educator

The Balanced Educator

Our intention is to equip and empower educators and parents to feel more calm, balanced, and joyful in all aspects of their lives. We discuss mindset shifts and habits that we are experimenting with in our own lives that are making our days more intentional, mindful and fun.

The Adult Chair

The Adult Chair

The Adult Chair is more than a Podcast, a book, or a tool, or a process. It is an entirely new way to see your world, your relationships, your career, and your life.

4 thoughts on “Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids, Teens, and Parents

  1. avatar Ashley Schultz says:

    Thank you so much for this list. I’m excited to try some of these with my family on our road trip this summer.

  2. avatar Dr. Linda Shake says:

    I appreciate your website and have found it most helpful to share with parents I work with in my private practice. Parents today struggle with many difficult issues, as you know. Your podcasts are priceless!
    Dr. Linda Shake,
    Psychotherapist

  3. avatar Christy Thomas says:

    Wow! Thanks for including Everyday Motherhood on your list. I’m honored to be on this rockstar list of growth mindset inspiration.

  4. avatar Nick Pavlidis says:

    Describing us as a growth-minded podcast is one of the best compliments we can receive. Thank you, Alexandra, for including Five Minutes With Dad!

    We’re honored and don’t take that honor lightly!

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