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

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

“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 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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