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Conversations Guiding the Struggle

By Hyde School faculty member Lori Hobart, LCSW As a parent and a faculty member I have the unique opportunity to see the time, commitment, and extra effort our faculty give on a regular basis. Last week the power of this amazing group of people took on a deeper meaning. My son Greg ran into [More...]

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    Podcast 23: Mom & Daughter on Raising Responsible Kids

    As most parents know, letting go of our children is very hard; we don’t want to see them fail and we often don’t want them to be unhappy. But how do our kids feel when we can’t let go? This podcast is with a mom, Sally Ross, and her daughter, Bryn Nolan, who graduated from [More...]

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      How Education Can Truly Serve America

      This post is by our Hyde School Founder Joseph W. Gauld and was originally published on the Huffington Post. Like me, Americans understand the basic purpose of our educational system is to develop our youth. The prevailing scholastic attitude says this is accomplished by developing their intellect, a singular focus that seeks to empower the [More...]

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        Podcast 22: Malcolm Gauld: How Brother’s Keeper Works

        Imagine a school where every student cared – really cared and was concerned – about the best in their fellow students? Where the discipline and structure of the school was the responsibility of the students, and not just the teachers? This concept, originally called Brother’s Keeper and now being called Each Other’s Keeper, is one [More...]

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          Podcast 21: John Rigney: Every Kid Has Character

          Do you ever worry that your child is off track in his or her character? That you’re not getting honest answers to your questions; that they don’t seem passionate about things in their life, or they aren’t really going after something? Character isn’t missing in kids; it’s there, and just needs to be uncovered. So [More...]

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            4 Ways to Guide Your Teen to New Academic Heights

            This is an article that was written for the Hyde School blog. We hope you find it as valuable as we do! -Pam Being a teenager has never been easy. It’s a short period of rapid growth that comes equipped with major changes, new responsibilities, the pressure to make decisions, and big expectations of what’s [More...]

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              Podcast 20: Louise Kreiner: Parents, Teens, and Privacy

              Do you think you know what’s going on with your teen? Louise Kreiner, an educational consultant for over 30 years, thinks most parents don’t know what’s going on with their teens. “Teens are very private,” she says. “They share with their friends but they don’t share with their parents.” She thinks parents should have access [More...]

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                How to handle the “what ifs” that keep parents up at night

                It is not easy to be a parent of a teen in today’s world. There are so many dangers, distractions, and poor choices easily available for our kids to make. It could drive a parent crazy trying to protect their kid from all of that! The fact of the matter is, we cannot do that. [More...]

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                  Podcast 19: Lenore Skenazy: Free Range Kids

                  How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry) Want the answers to this statement? Then read Free Range Kids by Lenore Skenazy; and, listen to this podcast. (Well, the answers are in the book; the podcast is about what has influenced our fear of letting go…) Lenore is the woman who let [More...]

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                    Podcast 18: Laura Gauld: The 5 Fundamentals of Parenting

                    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 [More...]

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