Posts by Pam Hardy

About The Author

Parenting coach Pam Hardy is the director of programs and training for Parenting: The Biggest Job®. Pam presents The Biggest Job® parenting workshops, as well as develops and supervises training for workshop facilitators who deliver the 10 Priorities-the ten core beliefs that comprise the philosophy of The Biggest Job® -to parents, schools, corporations, and communities. A native of Clarion, Pennsylvania, Pam attended Juniata College and earned a B.A. in French. She went on to Columbia University, where she received a Master’s in clinical social work. She has lived in Australia, Brazil, and Europe. She and her husband reside in Denver, and are parents to two adult sons.

Podcast 27: Mary Moore: Family Meetings Changed Our Lives

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Have you ever wished for more meaningful communication in your family? Or how about just more communication? In this podcast, Director of The Biggest Job Family program at the Hyde School, Mary Moore, describes the difference she saw in her family relationships when they started having family meetings. At first, she felt the meetings were [More...]

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Podcast 26: Jamy Bechler: The Leadership Playbook

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Most of us know that sports teams all have leaders. However, would it be possible for everyone on the team to be a leader? Wouldn’t that create confusion, or chaos? “No,” says Bechler in his most recent book, The Leadership Playbook: Become Your Team’s Most Valuable Leader. “Everyone on the team needs to be striving [More...]

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Podcast 25: Robin Sabag: A Guide to Raising Teenage Girls in a New Era

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Are teenage girls really difficult to raise? Not according to Robin Axelrod Sabag, who is the author of Strong Girls, Strong Parents: A Guide to Raising Teenage Girls in a New Era. Not only will you enjoy this podcast, you’ll love the book. Robin is enthusiastic as she imparts many tips for parents of girls [More...]

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Podcast 24: Laura Gauld: Parenting Fundamentals, The First Five Lessons

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Do you ever wish you had a map and compass for parenting?  The 100 Lessons that go with The Five Fundamentals of Parenting might be the closest thing you will find. In this series, Laura Gauld, co-author of The Biggest Job We’ll Ever Have, will talk about 20 lessons that go with each of the [More...]

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Podcast 23: Mom & Daughter on Raising Responsible Kids

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Podcast 19: Lenore Skenazy: Free Range Kids

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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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