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 106: Luc Levensohn: The Need To Be Real

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“The more vulnerability that I share with my children, the closer we become.”  Luc Levensohn, Hyde Alumni Parent Luc’s daughter was dealing with anxiety in high school, mostly caused by self-applied pressure to achieve in a school culture very focused on achievement. When Luc and his family found Hyde, he learned a lot about the [More...]

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Podcast 105: Pieter Wolters and Ank Stuyfzand: Focus On Yourself.

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Focus on yourself. Pieter Wolters and Ank Stuyfzand are proud of their son’s character and growth; they are also proud of their own growth as parents. In our series of interviews with Hyde Alumni Parents, I usually ask the question “What was working in your parenting before you got to Hyde?” Ank Stuyfzand and Pieter [More...]

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Podcast 104: Parenting Styles… What’s Your Parenting Style?

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What’s Your Parenting Style? Hyde Alumni Parent, Kate Carey, says hers was “Why am I the only one who sees clearly?  I’m a victim and I’ve got some resentment.” She describes her husband’s style as “sometimes pampering, sometimes fury.” Both are very descriptive! Whatever your parenting style, you’ll enjoy this brief but sincere conversation with [More...]

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Podcast 103: Jeff and Melissa Burroughs: Their daughter brought them back to Hyde…

“I didn’t really want my daughter to go away to school…” Jeff Burroughs, former assistant Head of Hyde School, and Hyde Alumni Parent. As former teachers and administrators at The Hyde School, both Jeff and Melissa Burroughs knew well what the program was like for students and parents. Yet when they found themselves in The [More...]

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Podcast 102: Jason Reid: Teen Suicide “Tell My Story.” – Ryan Reid

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“Tell My Story.” – Ryan Reid Jason (Jay) Reid is doing just that; telling his son, Ryan’s story. Ryan took his life when he was 14, leaving two Post-It Notes: one was the passcode to his computer; the second said “Tell My Story.” In this podcast we hear from a very brave father who misses [More...]

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Podcast 101: Isaac Morehouse: “Crash Your Career”

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Who would want to do that – crash their career? But it’s the subtitle of the book, Ditch the Gatekeepers and Be Your Own Credential, that brings sense to the title; and it’s a new book written by Isaac Morehouse, a man who likes to call himself radically practical. Isaac has some pretty radical views [More...]

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Podcast 100: Joe Gauld: Kids Read Our Hearts

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“Kids can’t identify with our achievements.”  Joe Gauld, Founder, Hyde School It’s our 100th podcast!  And our very special guest is Joe Gauld, founder of The Hyde School in Bath, ME. I asked Joe to be the guest on our 100th show because it all started with him. He founded Hyde School to prepare kids [More...]

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Podcast 99: Dan Scott: Parents are the Primary Teachers…

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“Nothing is for sure when it comes to our kids; we do the best we know with what we have at the time.”  –  Dan Scott Dan Scott is the author of Caught In Between: Engage Your Preteens Before They Check Out; he is also a pastor and writer for Orange Books and speaks to [More...]

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Podcast 98: Christian Buck: The Sport of School

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  “It’s About Effort, Not IQ” – Title of Chapter 10: The Sport of School, by Christian Buck There are so many great quotes and teachings in The Sport of School: How to Help Student-Athletes Improve their Grades for High School, College, and Beyond!  that it was hard to choose the one that would catch [More...]

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Podcast 97: Ron Lieber: The Opposite of Spoiled

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