These kids!  Where is the get up and go!  Why does my lazy sack of bones spawn not want to be the kid I envision her/him being?  There is no motivation to get out and do anything. Are these statements …

Show 31: Deadbeat and Aimless – Motivation in the Millennial Mind Read more »

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

So you have kids.  You have school.  Kids go to school and college and we parents have to shoo them off, whether all scrubbed up for that magical first day, or the teary eyed realization that your little one is …

Show 30: Dropping off Baby, or Back to School Blues Read more »

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This week brought our first real schedule mess.  Thanks to our fearless producer, host, and all around superb media guy Tim, he has cut what might be known as the Beer Dads Podcast Shiny Moments.  Be they pearls of wisdom …

Show 28: Schedule snafu, so here is a best (worst?) of! Read more »

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Greetings listeners!  Sorry we are a few days late getting this weeks show posted, but life is a bit nuts around the Beer Dad Cave.  This show is Paul going off on Ugly American Tourists, that breed of folks who …

Show 21: Traveling pt 2 – Travails. How NOT to act on a trip! Read more »

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Censorship.  Evil word sometimes, but in the wilds of parenting, it is needed.  Or is it?  Our kids are going to absorb information of any type in more ways that we ever would have dreamed of when we were that …

Show 13: Censorship, What in the world are you watching/listening to? Read more »

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

It’s true, our kids can drive us to distraction, and create wails of misery, however, that is only sometimes.  Usually, if we think about it, most of what we do is positive motivation.  Give them the carrot if they earned …

Show 11: Positive Motivation, How to nudge your kids along, with a smile instead of a frown. Read more »

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

Homework, the dreaded bane of parent and student alike or practice makes perfect?  Tim, Jon, and Paul weigh in on this topic and how to cope with the I don’t want to and the OMG there is so much!!  Does …

Show #8: Homework, or, How To Go From 0-Whinety in Six Seconds Flat Read more »

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

School choice is a luxury we have in the local system here, where you are not tied to your neighborhood school.  If you can make the case, you can go to a magnet school or a different school in your …

Show #6, School Choice: Figuring out how your child learns Read more »

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,