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.

47: Laura Gauld: Remember the Power of a “Look”, Mantras 56 – 60

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Do you remember the power of a “look” from your parents when you were growing up? That’s the first mantra discussed on this podcast with Laura Gauld, as we wrap up parenting fundamental #3 on building family traditions.  How did we know what our parents meant when they gave us the “look”, and how can [More...]

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46: Laura Gauld: Focus on family spirit and not family image, Mantras 51-55

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“Focus on family spirit and not family image.” What an important and thought-provoking mantra, especially in a world where image seems to be everything. But how do we do this?  “It’s not easy,” says Laura Gauld; “and it’s usually a struggle or challenge in the family that gets us to the point of understanding that [More...]

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Podcast 45: Laura Gauld: Light Candles at the Dinner Table, Mantras 46-50

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  “If you want to go fast in your life, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.”  African Proverb “Life is not just about taking care of ourselves.”  Laura Gauld Both of the above quotes are covered in this podcast, as well as many other meaningful tips from mantras 46 – 50 [More...]

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Podcast 44: Bobbie DePorter: The 7 Biggest Teen Problems & How to Turn Them Into Strengths

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  “When parents change the way they interact with their sons and daughters, they pave the way for transformation.” Bobbi DePorter is the founder of Super Camp, a camp for kids that’s been around for 35 years and is now in 19 different countries. While Super Camp is for kids, The Seven Biggest Teen Problems [More...]

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Podcast 43: Laura Gauld: Build Family Traditions, Mantras 41-45

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  “The big picture of raising children is done with the actions, routines and practices that make up lifetime memories, habits and character,” says Laura Gauld, author and head of Hyde School. “It is never too late to start a family tradition and often the value of these actions is seen looking back at one’s [More...]

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Podcast 42: Laura Gauld: “Don’t Lie, Don’t Quit,” Mantras 36-40

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  One of the mantras Laura Gauld discusses with us in today’s podcast is “Don’t lie, don’t quit.”  This is a great lesson for kids and adults and a very simple thing to remember.  If I’m off track in my life, I won’t lie about it and I won’t give up. I can imagine our [More...]

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Podcast 41: Hyde Founder Joe Gauld: School Shootings are a School Culture Issue

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“Why do we have kids wanting to shoot up a school?” This is the question Joe Gauld, founder of Hyde School in Bath, Maine, asks at the beginning of this podcast. Thus starts his explanation of looking at a deeper lesson in the Florida School shooting, rather than just a band aid solution to our [More...]

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Podcast 40: Hilary Jacobs Hendel: It’s Not Always Depression Part 2

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  Are you worried about a teen who says they are depressed? Do you see anxiety in your teen? Do you find vagueness a part of yours or your teen’s communication? In part two of our podcast series with Hilary Jacobs Hendel, we learn about what to do if a teen says they are depressed [More...]

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Podcast 39: Laura Gauld: Laugh at yourself: Mantras 31-35

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    Can you laugh at yourself during some tough parenting moments?  Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it?  It is possible, says Laura Gauld in our 7th podcast interview in which she shares with us more wisdom from Parenting Fundamental #2: Raise children to be accountable to life. Laura also shares with us the necessity [More...]

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Podcast 38: Dawn Menken: “Bullying – the 4 Roles & Getting to the Root”

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    “What would we have needed in order to be able to talk openly about issues of suicide, teen pregnancy, birth control, addiction, or abuse, (to our parents)?”  Dawn Menken in Raising Parents, Raising Kids. Dawn Menken, author, teacher and workshop leader, has graciously joined us for a second podcast to talk in depth [More...]

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