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 63: Amy Lang: Birds + Bees + Your Kids

Amy Lang Birds Bees Your Kids

“Providing information about sex is not the same as giving permission.”  ~ Amy Lang Amy Lang has written two great books on how to talk to your kids about sex. The first one, titled Birds + Bees + Your Kids is also the name of her company: BirdsAndBeesAndKids.com. She teaches parents the importance of clarifying [More...]

Read More »

Podcast 62: Laura Gauld: Embrace curiosity, Mantras 96-100

Parenting Teens Podcast cover art

“The greatest impact on children are the unlived lives of adults.”  Carl Jung In our last five parenting mantras, Laura Gauld, co-author of the book, The Biggest Job We’ll Ever Have, mentions this quote by Jung. “We need the help of others to get to our own greatness as parents,” she says. The mantras in this [More...]

Read More »

Podcast 61: Kristin Harman, Exceptional Parenting: Seeing Teens in a Multidimensional Way

Parenting Teens Podcast cover art

Do you see your teen in a way that is only one dimensional?  Does your teen see you the same way? This is a question that Kristin Harman, Director of Admissions at The Hyde School, encourages parents to look at as they decide if they want to start parenting in the exceptional way that The [More...]

Read More »

Podcast 60: Do the unexpected (and keep your child off guard!) Mantras 91-95

Parenting Teens Podcast cover art

This is a great way to help ourselves, as parents, keep our kids from manipulating us says author, Laura Gauld. The mantras in today’s podcast are: View each day as an opportunity for growth. Do the unexpected (and keep your child off guard). Let go of perfection. Take hold of excellence. Be a good friend [More...]

Read More »

Podcast 59: Vicki Hoefle, Parenting as Partners: How to Launch Your Kids Without Ejecting Your Spouse

Parenting as Partners, by Vicki Hoefle

When big parenting issues come up, do you ever think “…if only he/she would just do it my way? Then we could solve this and move on!” As you well know, it doesn’t usually happen this way. “Kids highlight the real challenge in the family: the one between the parenting partners,” writes Vicki Hoefle, in her [More...]

Read More »

Podcast 58: The word “accept” is an important part of parenting… Mantras 86-90

Parenting Teens Podcast cover art

We learn in today’s podcast with speaker and author, Laura Gauld, that the word “accept” is an important part of parenting. Laura talks about accepting what our own parents gave us, taking a look at how we listen, and actually reaching out and seeking honesty about how others see us. Today’s mantras are: Accept what [More...]

Read More »

Podcast 57: Mommy Burnout with Dr. Sheryl Ziegler

Mommy Burnout by Dr. Sheryl Ziegler

Are you trying to be “the perfect mom?” Think you’re “not very good at being a mother…?”  This podcast and book are for you! Mommy Burnout: How to Reclaim Your Life and Raise Healthier Children in the Process Although the title of this book, by Dr. Sheryl Ziegler, might sound like a book for mothers [More...]

Read More »

Podcast 56: Your growth will be your true legacy to your child, Mantras 81-85

Parenting Teens Podcast cover art

“We will be parents until we breathe our last breath.”  – Laura Gauld This parenting fundamental and the mantras that explain it teach us the importance of continuing to grow and change as parents. We are never too old to look at our own attitudes and change the ones that might be holding us back; [More...]

Read More »

Podcast 55: Laura Gauld: Our conscience is the compass of our destiny, Mantras 76-80

Parenting Teens Podcast cover art

“Our conscience is the compass of our destiny.”   – Laura Gauld So how do we teach conscience to our kids? Advice on that, and the last five mantras of Parenting Fundamental #4 are discussed in today’s podcast with Laura. Let your conscience be your guide. See the small moments of inspiration. The darkest times bring [More...]

Read More »

Podcast 54: Rebecca Mannis Part 2, Can you teach grit?

Rebecca Mannis Ivy Prep

Grit is a word that we hear a lot these days; we talk about it in the Biggest Job Workshops, and in part 2 of our conversation with Rebecca Mannis, a learning specialist who founded Ivy-Prep, we learn that grit is something that can be intentionally taught to kids. “There are ways in which we [More...]

Read More »