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 84: Richard Preece: The 10 Priorities of Parenting Excellence in the Business World

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Podcast 83: Lisa Wade: American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus

American Hookup, Lisa Wade

If the title of this book, American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus, by Lisa Wade, PhD., startles you, the information and descriptions in the book may shock you. But tune in to this podcast so you can find out the truth about how pervasive hook-up culture on college campuses is today, its pervasiveness [More...]

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Podcast 82: Claire Grant: Are you a perfectionist? Is it influencing your child to be perfect also?

Claire Grant

Are you a perfectionist? Is it influencing your child to be perfect also? “Focus instead on who are you as a person, what do you stand for, what do you believe in, what are your deeper principles, and how are you going to live a life that adheres to that? And if you do, you’re [More...]

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Podcast 81: Lenore Skenazy: Why is Adolescent Anxiety Spiking? Do parents just need to get tougher?

Lenore Skenazy

In a world where parents are getting a lot of blame, here’s a different answer for why kids are so anxious about everything. Enter Lenore Skenazy, founder of LET GROW ( and author of Free Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry). “NO!” she says, “It’s not the parents; [More...]

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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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