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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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Nov 26, 2018

Hyde School Inner Leadership 5 Deliverables

Do your kids say things like this…?

Hear the inside scoop from three students about what they learned in the Inner Leadership Program at Hyde School…

  • We asked ourselves, how are we as a family going to flourish?” – Evan Davis
  • “I could choose to be curious about my role in the family, or I could just avoid the truth [about it].” – Brett Van Vort
  • “My family is so much more open with each other now; there’s not really anything that we can’t talk about.” - Jenny Balter

There’s much more on this podcast from these three students on what they learned in the various pieces of the program, from confidence in public speaking and independence and trust in themselves, to finding the balance between having fun and still being a good role model.

These students, each now in college, are honest, and self-reflective. I found them quite amazing in the way they could articulate their answers.

Nov 19, 2018

Our podcast today will explain the answers to the above questions, as we talk with Laura Gauld, Head of School and President of the Hyde School Organization.

Hyde School Inner Leadership 5 Deliverables

Hyde School’s Inner Leadership Program, where the journey of your unique potential begins, is the promise to all students who graduate from the school. There are five deliverables within this promise:

  1. Self awareness: what are my strengths? What is my vision? What are my obstacles?
  2. Public speaking confidence
  3. The importance of taking on challenges outside one’s comfort zone
  4. Meaningful relationships: understanding what they are and how to create them
  5. The family context: understanding the dynamics and influence of my family

Listen to this podcast and hear how these deliverables are accomplished at Hyde School.

 

Nov 12, 2018

“When it comes to being a step parent, there isn’t one right way, because every family dynamic is different. You’re marrying the package: you’re marrying ex-spouses; you’re marrying the kids…; the right way is your way for you.”

~ Lisa Walker

The above quote is just a small piece of the wonderful wisdom you’ll hear on step-parenting in this podcast with Lisa Walker. When she married, he had a son in the ninth grade; the boy’s mother was very much in the picture, and as biological parents they had a fear of holding their son accountable.

As a step parent, Lisa learned that standing up for her own values was the thing that would most help her step son. An adult now, he’s told her this mattered; that he is the man he is today, in part, because of her love and respect for him.

Nov 5, 2018

"Clear limits and boundaries aren’t just nice or good for children and teens; they’re bedrock.”

Talk to Me First by Deborah Roffman

~ Deborah Roffman: Talk To Me First: Everything You Need to Know to Become Your Kids’ “Go-To” Person about Sex.

In part two of our series with Debbie Roffman, she teaches us the importance of the five-piece suit of parenting, mentioned briefly in part one. Those five parts are:

  1. Affirmation
  2. Information
  3. Clarity about Values
  4. Limits and Boundaries
  5. Guidance

She emphasizes the importance of letting our kids know, clearly, what our values are, in all aspects of life including sexuality; of “being the parent;” and to communicate the humanity of being sexual with another human being.

Debbie is referred to by her colleagues as the most articulate professional voice in the US on the need for broad-based human sexuality education. She works with parents, schools and students all across the country.

You can find her at www.talk2mefirst.com.

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