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Parenting Teens: The Biggest Job We’ll Ever Have Podcast

Do you feel that parenting teens is the biggest job you’ll ever have? Are you wondering about how to help your child discover his or her unique potential? Are you dedicated to raising a child with character and integrity? Based on the Hyde School’s philosophy of “parents are the primary teachers and the home is the primary classroom,” this podcast was created to help parents understand just how to put this philosophy in place in the home, and to discover the transformative outcomes that happen in families who implement it. You will hear from not only experts in the field of raising teenagers, such as educational consultants, authors, and therapists, but also hear from former Hyde parents and students who share their stories of challenges and triumphs on this journey. We welcome you to jump in and start discovering some “ah ha” moments and practices you can implement right away to bring your family closer together and raise self-confident teenagers with character who become inspiring adults.
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Oct 31, 2016

Wouldn’t it be great to have a map and a compass for our parenting? A “true north” answer for every situation that challenged our parenting decisions and wisdom?

In our second interview with Laura Gauld from Hyde School, we are introduced to 5 Fundamentals of Parenting that might be that kind of guide. 

While not actually being answers, these 5 Fundamentals give us a grounded place from which to look at each parenting challenge, and a kind of compass to keep heading in the right direction.

  1. Understand our job as parents.
  2. Raise children to be accountable to life.
  3. Build family traditions.
  4. Have faith in your child’s unique potential and the larger forces at work.
  5. Your growth will be your true legacy to your child.

You can reach Laura Gauld through the BiggestJob.com website and Hyde.edu.

Oct 24, 2016

No one knows this more than parenting coach Rhonda Moskowitz of Columbus, Ohio. She says,

“We have to remember that it’s about us, the parents; if it were about the kids, it would be called kidding.”

In this podcast interview, Rhonda tells us the four things about which parents most often seek her advice:

  1. Drugs
  2. Alcohol
  3. Technology
  4. Kids’ friends

In an upbeat, insightful way, Rhonda shares the importance of remaining calm when faced with a parenting fear, that going into high panic mode is not helpful, despite how fearful the issue might be, and the importance of building a relationship with your child.

You can find Rhonda Moskowitz at www.practicalsolutionsparentcoaching.com  or by phone at 614-459-8628.

Oct 17, 2016

Jason Warnick has spent 15 years interviewing kids and families interested in Hyde School. He has seen teens as they begin their freshman, sophomore, or junior year, and he has watched them as they have come to gain confidence in who they are and where they are going in their lives. He’s observed three – what he calls “surprising” – traits that these kids possess:

  1. Compassion – in the age of social media and digital everything, this trait can get lost…
  2. Honesty –including the importance of self-honesty and the ability to hear what others say about us…
  3. Humor – being able to laugh at oneself and not take ourselves too seriously.

And where do kids learn these traits?  You guessed it – from their parents. How are you doing in these three areas?

Oct 10, 2016

Most parents think their teens know everything about technology, and in fact are ahead of us, the parents. But Donna Dubinsky, head of technology at Hyde School, shares some fascinating information about what teens don’t know in this area.

What does a private account on face book really mean? Does it mean complete privacy? Will college admissions offices be able to see postings that teens thought were private? If they post on snap chat and then delete, does it really go away? What is trolling? Why don’t teens see sexting as an intimate conversation?

Donna learned from the teens she teaches that they feel the adults in their lives are not setting the best example in digital citizenship. Listen to this podcast and learn what you need to know to advise your teen, and to be the best you can be as a digital citizen. 

Recommended Book:

It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by Dana Boyd

Learn more about Hyde School's Parenting, The Biggest Job at www.biggestjob.com.

 

Oct 3, 2016

Do you ever wonder if you'll ever be as savvy on those devices as your kids?

And what about the amount of time they spend "plugged in?"  Do you worry about a proper balance in their lives?

Diana Graber and Cynthia Liebermann, who run an organization called Cyber Wise: No Grownup Left Behind, met in graduate school in a program called Media Psychology and Social Change. They decided to take what they had learned on digital literacy and how kids learn in this changing world, and make it available to the people who need it most: parents and teachers.

If you worry about the ethical decisions behind what your kids do when they're on-line, join this podcast for some great advice. 

www.cyberwise.org

Learn more about Hyde School's Parenting, The Biggest Job at www.biggestjob.com.

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