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 97: Ron Lieber: The Opposite of Spoiled

We talk today with Ron Lieber, author of The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money. What parent wouldn’t want that? “It’s hard for parents to talk to their kids about money,” says Ron; “they are not dispassionate about money, and not calm and rational about their kids.” His [More...]

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Podcast 96: Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD: Get to Know Your Teen

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“Parents need to listen to their teen. Support them in becoming who they want to be, not who you want them to be.”  Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD Marilyn Price-Mitchell is a developmental psychologist, who works as a researcher and writer. For the last decade she’s focused efforts on studying how parents, educators and mentors nurture positive [More...]

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Podcast 95: Malcolm Gauld: Integrity Amid the College Admissions Scandal

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Would you, as a parent, buy your kid’s way into college? “Here at Hyde School, we want kids to do the honorable thing without thinking about it.” Malcolm Gauld, Director, The Hyde Institute Malcolm has been a teacher, coach and head of school at Hyde School; he is currently Director of The Hyde Institute, an [More...]

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Podcast 94: Sean Grover: When Kids Call The Shots

Sean Grover When Kids Call the Shots

“You can’t take the struggle out of parenting – it’s built in. The real question is, how much are we willing to challenge ourselves?” This quote from When Kids Call the Shots: How to Seize Control from Your Darling Bully  – and Enjoy Being a Parent Again by Sean Glover, is just one of many [More...]

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Podcast 93: Chris Guidera: Parents Need to Listen

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“Listen, listen, listen.” – Chris Guidera, Hyde Alumni Parent Chris Guidera, husband of Ali di Groot who was on the show last week, had similar words as his wife about his parenting: “I thought I had all the answers,” he admits; “and I learned that I needed to listen more. The family I grew up [More...]

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Podcast 92: Ali de Groot: Parenting from Anger Doesn’t Work

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“Before we went to Hyde, I was parenting from a very angry place.” Ali de Groot, Hyde Alumni Parent Ali embraced the parenting program, once she realized what was being asked of her, and says that her parenting changed drastically. “We didn’t have to keep saying things like, do your homework, do your homework. The [More...]

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Podcast 91: Eric Karlan: What Do I Need to Know About You?

Eric Karlan

“What Do I Need to Know About You?”  is Eric Karlan’s favorite question to students. Eric Karlan is co-owner of an organization called Ivy Experience, which helps students prepare for ACT and SAT testing, write college essays and complete college applications. Don’t let the name of his company fool you into thinking that he only helps [More...]

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Podcast 90: Bruce Berger: Parent from Your Principles

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“As my children know from early on what I told them repeatedly… the two most important possessions a person has is their word and their integrity.”  Dr. Bruce E. Berger, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Emeritus School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University A tumultuous divorce and custody battle led Bruce to seek a school [More...]

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Podcast 89: Kyle Winey: Hackiversity: The Secrets to Achieving More by Doing Less in College

Can students achieve more by doing less in college? “YES!” says Kyle Winey, college productivity expert, in his book, Hackiversity: The Secrets to Achieving More by Doing Less in College.  When I read the title of this book, my first thought was, “Is this guy going to tell kids and parents that you really don’t [More...]

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Podcast 88: Dennis and Claire Cavalli: Consistency and Patience in Parenting

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“I learned that I had to be consistently patient and patiently consistent in my parenting.”  Dennis Cavalli, Hyde Alumni Parent Dennis and Claire Cavalli went through The Biggest Job Parent program almost ten years ago at The Hyde School, but they are still using what they learned. “I was just going through the motions of [More...]

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