Systemic Cheating

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Photo by Ben Mullins on Unsplash

The College Admissions Scandal continues to gain momentum as prosecutors pursue more charges. In our latest episode of Parenting Beyond the Headlines, Sarah Cody and I talked about the systematic cheating with Denise Pope, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at Stanford University, Co-Founder of Challenge Success, and author of Doing School and Overloaded and Underprepared.

No one ever said parenting was easy, and it’s definitely different every day. But we cannot expect our kids to learn values or develop their own value system unless they have a strong model - and we can be that! Our conversation continues to explore the way we can help our kids and also how we can support our schools.

Taking the Leap - Even (especially) if it Means Reinvention

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Having reinvented myself professionally several times, I related to this new book. Take the Leap: Change Your Career, Change Your LIFE, by Sara Bliss. I never thought of it as reinventing, but adjusting, adapting, dealing…. This book is filled with inspirational stories but also validation for choices and adventures you have chosen or want to choose.

Sarah Cody and I interviewed Sara Bliss on our podcast, Parenting Beyond the Headlines. Listen to this show. And, if you like what you hear, please subscribe and recommend it to a friend.

Raising Men These Days

In this Time article, How to Raise a Sweet Son in an Era of Angry Men, Faith Salie takes a look at raising boys into men. She talks candidly about anger and image. What is the messaging we are giving our boys and how can we navigate this complicated messaging that is so prevalent in our society? As a parent of two wonderful sons, it gave me pause.

Sarah Cody and I were excited to talk with Anthony Rao, nationally known expert in child psychology and author of The Way of Boys: Promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Young Boys and The Power of Agency: The Seven Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions and Create a Life on Your Own Terms (coming in March). Please listen - and if you like what you here, subscribe to our podcast.