What To Do When Your Teen Starts Testing Boundaries

What To Do When Your Teen Starts Testing Boundaries

In this episode Scott and Brad discuss what to do when your teen starts to test boundaries. They discuss their experience with preteens and why having good boundaries is a necessity.

Dad Advice:

Make sure your kids consistently see the same you

It might be cute today, but will it still be cute when they are 16

Are Parents Encouraging Their Kids Wrong?

Are Parents Encouraging Their Kids Wrong?

In this episode Scott and Brad discuss how we are encouraging our kids wrong. When we encourage our kids results, they attach winning to their worth. When we encourage their effort, they put value on their hard work.

Dad Advice:

Schedule time with your kids, the impact will surprise you

Its not your job to be your child’s friend, its your job to be their parent

Are Parents Putting Their Children First In Their Divorce? An Interview With JoAnne Pedro-Carroll, Ph.D.

Are Parents Putting Their Children First In Their Divorce? An Interview With JoAnne Pedro-Carroll, Ph.D.

In this episode Scott interviews Dr. JoAnne Pedro-Carroll, the author of “Putting Children First.”

Dr. JoAnne Pedro-Carroll is a clinical psychologist, researcher, author and consultant with over 30 years of experience with children and families. Dr Pedro-Carroll is the author of over 100 publications, including her award-winning book, “Putting Children First: Proven parenting strategies for helping children thrive through divorce.” She serves as an international consultanton the mental health and wellness of children and families. An advisor to Sesame Street, Dr Pedro-Carroll helped to develop materials to foster children’s resilience and understanding of divorce-related family changes. She is the founder of the Children of Divorce Intervention Program (CODIP), an award-winning series of prevention programs for kindergarten through eighth grade children in the United States and internationally. She developed and co-founded A.C.T.—For the Children (Assisting Children through Transition), a parent education program that serves as a model throughout NY state and nationally.

The Importance Of Finishing What You Start

The Importance Of Finishing What You Start

In this episode Scott and Brad discuss the importance of finishing what we start. A lot of our stress comes from the secret list of activities we wish to get done. Over time this list becomes insurmountable, and increased our stress.

Dad Advice:

Don’t say maybe if you want to say no

Learn the art of saying no. Don’t Lie, Don’t make excuses, Don’t OVer explain yourself just simply decline.

Time To Start Saving For Your Kids College Education

Time To Start Saving For Your Kids College Education

In this episode Scott and Brad discuss how we can start saving for our kids college education.

1. only have 18 years, and most people don’t start thinking about it until its too late.
Do you know how much you need to save?
Private College is $33,480/year 4 years = $133920
Public College $9,650/year 4 years = $38600
Out of state public is $24,930/year 4 years = $99,720
Have you had the conversation with your child about college?

2. How to get your kids involved in the process.
Is your child participating in saving their own money for college?

Build Resilience In Your Kids Through Your Divorce

Build Resilience In Your Kids Through Your Divorce

In this episode Scott and Brad discuss building resilience in your kids through your divorce. They also discuss how parents can become emotionally intelligent.

Dad Advice:

Resilience is just a word until you teach your kids the skills to become resilient.

Pay attention to your behavior, because someone is always watching.

Don’t Let Divorce Screw Up Your Kids

Don’t Let Divorce Screw Up Your Kids

In this episode Scott and Brad discuss divorce. We review Dr. JoAnne Pedro-Caroll Ph D. book “Putting Children First.”

Dad Advice:

Kids model behavior, from who?

From a child’s perspective they feel like they are part of the problem.

The Secret To Effective Communication With Your Spouse

The Secret To Effective Communication With Your Spouse

In this episode Scott and Brad discuss the secrets of effective communication with their spouses. It’s not easy to say you are wrong, but if you don’t want to sleep on the couch, its an effective way to start a real conversation.

Dad Advice:

Begin with humility, act with humility, end with humility

Feedback about behavior is productive, but an attack on one’s character will end in a battle.

A Teacher’s Perspective On Why Online Charter Schools Are A Great Option

A Teacher’s Perspective On Why Online Charter Schools Are A Great Option

In this episode Scott and Brad interview Patrick Williams from Baker Web Academy. We wanted to get a teachers perspective on why choosing an online charter school makes sense for families. There seems to be a lot of mystery and myth around homeschooling, and Online Schools. In this episode we wanted to get the perspective from a teacher who has experience teaching kids in both systems.

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pwilliams@bakercharters.org