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Raising Parents, Raising Kids, by Dawn Menken

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

    “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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Podcast 36: Tricia Uber: College Applications: How much should a parent be involved?

  Tricia Uber, Director of College Counseling at Hyde School, advises parents on how much to be involved in the college application process, and where to leave things up to the student. “Students need to have a team for the application and decision process,” she says, “but the final decision should be up to the [More…]

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Podcast 34: Geno Ring on teens and substance use / abuse

Are you worried about a child using substances? Would you like to know how to speak with your teen about substance use? In this podcast we hear from Geno Ring, Certified Alcohol and Drug counselor, as he shares his 34 years of experience as a substance abuse counselor with us. Geno is not only knowledgeable [More…]

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Character—How Parents Will Solve Our Educational Problems

By Joseph W. Gauld, originally posted on the Huffington Post https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/characterhow-parents-will-solve-our-educational-problems_us_59f8868fe4b0e4c2eab1c3ce Americans need to seriously rethink our present child-rearing/educational system. Presently, it establishes standards of perfection for kids: an “A” or “4.0” grade point average, 2400 SAT scores, and excellence in extra-curricular activities and behavior. Please note I use “kids,” not children, to address the [More…]

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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 15: Donna Dubinsky: What Teens Don’t Know About Technology

Most parents think their teens know everything about technology, and in fact are ahead of us, the parents. But Donna Dubinsky, head of technology at Hyde School, shares some fascinating information about what teens don’t know in this area. What does a private account on face book really mean? Does it mean complete privacy? Will [More…]

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Podcast 07: Hilary Jacobs Hendel: “Anxiety, Anger, & Shame”

Hilary Jacobs Hendel is a psychotherapist in New York City who helps her clients heal and transform themselves by using the science of emotions. Her expertise is in AEDP, which stands for Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. She suggests that it’s often a comfort for teens to be able to be angry at their parents; that [More…]

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Podcast 06: Joe Gauld: “Unique Potential, Destiny, and Parents”

Back in 1962, Joe Gauld, founder of Hyde School, had a crisis of conscience because he felt the American education system was too focused on achievement and not enough on character. He shares with us the founding of the first Hyde School in 1966, stating that the school was founded on the belief that, “Every [More…]

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Parenting Teens: The Biggest Job Podcast now on iTunes

Podcast 01: Laura Gauld: “Taking the Long View in Parenting”

The Biggest Job’s New Parenting Teens Podcast is Live! Do you feel that parenting teens is the biggest job you’ll ever have? Are you wondering about how to help your child discover his or her unique potential? Are you dedicated to raising a child with character and integrity? Based on the Hyde School’s philosophy of [More…]

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Parenting in the Age of Awfulness

As a follow-up to last week’s article on the need to command respect from kids, I read an interesting article in a December issue of the Wall Street Journal, Parenting in the Age of Awfulness, by Dr. Leonard Sax. A physician, psychologist, and author, Dr. Sax has written several books: Why Gender Matters (Doubleday, 2005); [More…]

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