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 80: Katherine Ketcham, Addiction: Heartbreak, Healing, & Profound Transformation

“Addiction takes over everything… it’s this brain disease that affects individuals and changes their whole view of life and their whole view of relationships.” ~ Katherine Ketcham The Only Life I Could Save is Katherine Ketcham’s seventeenth book; she has co-authored sixteen others, ten of which are on the subject of addiction and recovery. For [More...]

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Podcast 79: Ryan Craig: The New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College

A New U, Faster and Cheaper Alternatives to College

What if your teen doesn’t want to go to college? “Only 11 percent of employers believe new college graduates have the skills their businesses need. Seventy-one percent of employers said they would consider hiring a person without a degree over a person with a degree.”  ~ Ryan Craig. Ryan Craig is an investor and author [More...]

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Podcast 78: Inner Leadership: The Inside Scoop from 3 Alumni

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 [More...]

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Podcast 77: Laura Gauld: Inner Leadership: What does it mean? How does it happen?

Hyde School Inner Leadership 5 Deliverables

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’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 [More...]

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Podcast 76: Lisa Walker: A Step Parent is just as Important as a “Real” Parent

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“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 [More...]

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Podcast 75: Deborah Roffman: Becoming Your Kids’ ‘Go-To’ Person about Sex, Part 2

Talk to Me First by Deborah Roffman

“Clear limits and boundaries aren’t just nice or good for children and teens; they’re bedrock.” ~ 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, [More...]

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Podcast 74: Deborah Roffman: Becoming Your Kids’ ‘Go-To’ Person about Sex, Part 1

Deborah Roffman

Are you looking for a “way in” to have the sex talk with your teen? Deborah Roffman has the answers for us in her book, Talk to Me First: Everything You Need to Know to Become Your Kids’ “Go-To” Person about Sex. In the preface of her book she writes: “What I hope you’ll discover [More...]

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Podcast 73: Geri Goldstein: Integrity as a Catalyst for Change

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“Integrity is a way you live your life, a way you make decisions every day, and how you treat others… it’s the little things  you do that get seen as the bigger things.”   ~ Geri Goldstein Geri’s comment, above, comes from experience. There was an “elephant” in the living room in her family; after years [More...]

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Podcast 72: Amy Lang: Gender, Sexual Attraction, and your Teen

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“Do your kids know more about gender and sexual attraction than you do?” Amy Lang, of Birds and Bees and Kids (www.birdsandbeesandkids.com), and the author of Birds and Bees and YOUR Kids, and Dating Smarts: What EVERY teen needs to know to date, relate or wait!, joins us for a second podcast – this time [More...]

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Podcast 71: Kristi Hugstad: R U Ok?: Teen Depression & Suicide

Kristi Hugstad

R U Ok?: Teen Depression & Suicide is the title of a book by author Kristi Hugstad, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and credentialed health educator. After her husband completed suicide, Kristi bought every book on grief she found and says her living room looked like a recovery library; because of her experience and her new [More...]

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