School Dazed: Help For Moms and Dads of School-Aged Kids

School Dazed: Help For Moms and Dads of School-Aged Kids

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School Dazed offers parents help from experts tackling a variety of challenges affecting students from bullying, to gaming, to figuring out the “new math”.


COVID-19 and the Upcoming School Year
Jul 21 • 102 min
COVID-19 has had an indelible impact on the education system across the world. Parents are waiting with bated breath for their school districts to lay out their game plans for the 2020-2021 school year, and parents are preparing to make some tough…
Injustice and Education Equality
Jun 18 • 74 min
Our nation has a sordid past regarding equality and particularly education equality. In this episode we explore where we have been and the changes that are being made to help level the playing field so that opportunity is available to all. For more…
Racism, Justice, and Riots
Jun 4 • 88 min
In this episode our guests discussed our nation’s current struggle with justice for black people, how we got here, and how to talk to your kids.
The One When Their Senior Year Was Canceled
May 19 • 64 min
COVID-19 has left an indelible mark on the class of 2020. Extracurricular activities have been canceled and events they’ve been anticipating for years have been postponed or will look different than they could have ever imagined. Join our Facebook Live…
Gratitude in Tough Times
Apr 21 • 69 min
In this episode we welcomed back educational neuroscientist, Staci Danford to share with us how the practice of gratitude can rewire your brain to weather adverse and challenging times. If you missed our first show with Staci, “The One About Rewiring Your…
The One When We Were Quarantined With Kids!
Apr 20 • 91 min
In this episode I sat down with a diverse group of moms to talk about our experiences being quarantined with kids. We discussed our new roles as homeschool teachers and maintaining emotional wellness for ourselves and our families during a global…
UIL Academic Competition
Apr 14 • 52 min
For students academic competition can provide a sense of belonging, sharpens skills, and can increase confidence. The University Interscholastic League has been providing educational extracurricular academic, athletic, and music contests since 1910 and…
Learning Disabilities
Mar 31 • 63 min
What do Cher, Agatha Christie, Whoopi Goldberg, Benjamin Franklin, Anderson Cooper, and Daniel Radcliffe have in common? They were all diagnosed with learning disabilities. Learning disabilities are a wide variety of learning problems that affect how…
Emotional Health During a Pandemic
Mar 26 • 51 min
In this episode I sat down with middle school counselor and LPC-Intern, Catherine Wimbrey and owner of Brighter Possibilities Family Counseling, Michael Flores. They offered tips to help our kids with their emotional wellness (and ours) during these…
Financial Literacy
Mar 24 • 63 min
In this episode I sat down with Director of the Center for Economic Education at the University of North Texas, Dr. Steven Cobb and Salvador Villalobos with the Hispanic Real Estate Brokers Association. Steve conducts research in all areas of economic and…
Childhood Grief
Mar 18 • 75 min
In this episode we welcomed Bradley Vinson and his 10 year old grandson, Bryce Fields. The loss of Bryce’s little sister through a tragic accident led them on a journey to help adults understand childhood grief. They travel together speaking about their…
The One When They Closed The Schools
Mar 16 • 86 min
Across the planet COVID-19 has caused school closures and administrators, teachers, and parents are concerned about keeping student’s skills up and continuing their learning. Many parents are now (or may soon be) facing the challenge of teaching their…
The One When The Kids Took Over: Dating Part 2
Mar 10 • 76 min
Hormones start flowing around middle school and the inevitable crushes start. In part 2 of this Kid Takeover episode we talked to a group of boys and girls about the impact of dating on different aspects of their lives, and what happens when parents have…
The One When The Kids Took Over: Dating Part 1
Mar 10 • 66 min
Hormones start flowing around middle school and the inevitable crushes start. These pre-teen and teen romances can have an impact on emotions and eventually academics. In part 1 of this Kid Takeover episode we talked to a group of boys and girls about…
The One To Help Us Understand The “New Math”
Mar 3 • 3213 min
Has your elementary school child come home with homework you don’t understand? Many parents have wondered how and why math has changed since we were kids. In this episode we were joined by Andrea Hutchins a second grade teacher who explained why math is…
Test Anxiety
Feb 25 • 63 min
Test anxiety can be a debilitating problem. According to the American Test Anxieties Association it is the number one learning challenge of students today and impacts more than 10 million kids in North America. In this episode our guests were: -Tiffany…
Struggling Readers
Feb 18 • 63 min
Statistics tell us that the majority of people in the US don’t read very well and many are functionally illiterate. The impact of low literacy is not only personally limiting to the success and achievement of many Americans, but it’s also costly to our…
Dad Involvement In Education
Feb 11 • 59 min
According to the Fatherhood Institute, a father’s interest in his child’s education has been found to have a more direct impact on educational outcomes than family background, poverty, or even the child’s personality. In this episode David Bailey came…
Developing Strong Writers
Feb 4 • 59 min
In this digital age an informal style of writing has begun to creep into our lives. Strong writing skills are important for life and career readiness, effective communication, and academic success. These days it can be difficult to motivate our kids to…
Dyslexia
Jan 28 • 67 min
70-80% of people with poor reading skills, are likely Dyslexic. One in five students has a language based learning disability, Dyslexia being the most common. In this episode we sat down with Dyslexia specialist from Irving Independent School District,…
Organization and Time Management
Jan 21 • 75 min
Good organization and time managment skills are not only crucial for academic success but for success in life! In this episode my guests, AVID Coordinator Andrea Midgett and principal, Erica Gorruso shared tips for helping your child strengthen these…
Character Development
Jan 7 • 58 min
Some say that character is the way we behave when no one is looking. We can’t be with our kids 24/7 and we hope and pray that the investment we’ve made in them pays off when it counts most. Success in life does not always rely on academics. Character not…
Kid Entrepreneurs
Jan 2 • 73 min
Entrepreneurship can teach kids a host of valuable skills and develop character traits that will prepare them for college, career, and life. In this episode we sat down with two young ladies who are great role models to their peers. Hannah Selders is…
Career Readiness
Dec 17, 2019 • 62 min
Career Readiness is the process of preparing students with skills needed to find, acquire, and excel in jobs and careers. Because high school and college students are graduating with a “skills gap”, companies are forced to pay to bring employees up to…
STEM Education
Dec 10, 2019 • 70 min
Our future workforce requires the skills STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education provides. Women and minorities have historically been underrepresented in these fields. Although schools are working to incorporate STEM curriculum, what…
Educating Fostered and Adopted Kids
Dec 3, 2019 • 59 min
Children who are fostered and adopted often face challenges that impact academics. Frequent school transfers, emotional instability, and the effects of trauma, are some of the factors that can make focusing on learning difficult. Foster parents, parents…
Adolescent Dating Violence
Nov 19, 2019 • 62 min
Teen dating violence (TDV) is a type of intimate partner violence that occurs between two people in a close relationship. Behaviors include physical violence, sexual violence, psychological aggression, and stalking and take place both in person and…
Motivating By Personality
Nov 12, 2019 • 50 min
No two kids are alike, probably not even in your family. We were all given unique personalities that dictate how we react in certain situations and what drives us forward to accomplish a goal. As parents we want our kids to thrive academically and we are…
Bilingual and Dual Language Programs
Nov 5, 2019 • 61 min
Studies show that knowledge of a second language helps with problem-solving abilities, academic achievement, and communication skills. Having the ability to communicate in another language and having an understanding of that culture can also make you more…
Developing Leadership Skills in Kids
Oct 29, 2019 • 60 min
Are leaders born or are the developed? You may have one of those kids who naturally has a line of kids following behind them or one that feels best flying solo. Leadership is both innate AND a developed skill, but how do you bring the best out of every…
Safety In Schools
Oct 22, 2019 • 60 min
Safety in schools has been a hot-button topic. When student’s basic safety needs aren’t met it can interfere with learning. As parents we want our kid’s schools to promote a safe and healthy environment free from threats of violence, exposure to weapons,…
School Choice
Oct 15, 2019 • 56 min
School systems used to be one-size-fits-all. This didn’t always work for all students. These days parents have an array of options available to them and they’re able to make choices that work for their children. BUT, which choice is the right one? In this…
Gifted and Talented Students
Oct 1, 2019 • 56 min
According to the National Association for Gifted Children a total of 3 to 5 million children in grade K-12 are gifted and could use additional support in the classroom. Children who are gifted and talented (GT) don’t typically appear as most would imagine…
Social-Emotional Learning
Sep 24, 2019 • 66 min
Research shows Social-Emotional intervention leads to the higher likelihood of obtaining a college degree, adult employment, and lessens one’s chance of substance abuse or getting into trouble with the law as an adult. Social-Emotional Learning…
Rewiring Your Brain With Gratitude
Sep 17, 2019 • 66 min
Staci Danford is an Educational Neuroscientist and a Gratitude Expert with a Master’s Degree in Mind, Brain, and Education. She has taught thousands of students how to achieve greater success by maximizing their strengths and uncovering their hidden…
Decisions and Consequesnces
Sep 10, 2019 • 64 min
As a juvenile district court judge, Alex Kim has had many troubled youth stand before him. As a coach and Sunday School teacher Judge Kim has also mentored and taught kids to make good choices and follow positive role models. With peer pressure and media…
The Stressed Out Student
Aug 27, 2019 • 61 min
Students seem to be under more stress and pressure now than ever. Pressure to perform and succeed has caused many students to seek unhealthy solutions to relieve stress. In this episode guest co-host and psychologist Dr. Jantel Jordan and I explored this…
Transitioning to Middle And High School
Aug 20, 2019 • 55 min
Transitioning from elementary to middle and from middle to high school can be tricky and full of emotion for both child and parent. In this episode we sat down with Telisa Brown, Director of Guidance & Counseling for the Arlington Independent School…
Your Freshman Year In College
Aug 13, 2019 • 60 min
Your freshman year in college is full of new experiences and discoveries. Adulting for the first time can be quite a shock with new responsibilities and autonomy. The fast pace and rigor of college curriculum may come as a surprise. Many students head to…
Fostering A Relationship With The School
Aug 6, 2019 • 58 min
Parental involvement in education is vital. Studies show that when parents are involved students have better grades, behavior, social skills, and attendance. Sometimes it can be difficult to navigate the school system and to know who to reach out to when…
Teaching Kids To Value Differences
Jul 30, 2019 • 61 min
Our kids have access to people of diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, sexual preferences, disabilities, etc. both in person and through their use of technology. With the face of their world rapidly changing, what do we do to encourage positive…
Kindness
Jul 25, 2019 • 58 min
Some of our children’s first social experiences are on the playground and in school where (hopefully) they put into practice what we’ve been teaching them at home. We all want to raise children who are kind and compassionate to their peers and to everyone…
Student Volunteerism
Jul 16, 2019 • 56 min
Volunteer work offers opportunity for students to prepare for the future as well as make a difference in the lives of those in need. Not only does it promote awareness of issues in the world making them more compassionate, but it can help them better…
Shared Custody and School
Jul 10, 2019 • 55 min
Separation and divorce takes a balancing act, when there are children involved. Getting on the same page regarding your children’s academic needs is vital to their well-being.In this episode we welcomed Michael Flores and Brooke DeLuna from Brighter…
The Power of Play
Jul 2, 2019 • 61 min
Education reform has caused an erosion of play and physical education from our schools. Research shows that play helps foster social, emotional, and cognitive skills as well as increasing creativity in children. But play isn’t just important for younger…
The One When The Kids Took Over: Social Media Edition
Jun 26, 2019 • 60 min
Social media has become a normal part of our day to day. Kids (and parents) spend hours a day scrolling, liking, and posting about any and everything. In this Kid Takeover episode, we invited students to tell us about the impact social media has had on…
the Superintendent
Jun 18, 2019 • 57 min
The superintendent is the CEO of a school district and is responsible for using financial and human resources to meet the needs of students, teachers, and faculty. A school district’s board of directors hires the superintendent and he or she is…
Summer Learning Loss
Jun 4, 2019 • 61 min
Summer is a critical time for students. Many students lose 1-3 months of math and reading skills during the summer. With a little effort we can help our children make the most of summertime while still giving them a chance to recharge. In this episode we…
the State of Public Education
May 28, 2019 • 56 min
According to the The International Education Database which evaluates and reports the progress of educational goals around the world, the United States is ranked 26th. We hear stories about the education gap, teacher dissatisfaction, overcrowded…
Helping Your Child Fail Well
May 21, 2019 • 57 min
Most of us have heard of helicopter parents. They’re the parents who take an overprotective approach to parenting and discourage a child’s independence. Now we have bulldozer parents. These parents forge ahead before their child, removing all obstacles…
The One Where the Listeners Asked the Questions
May 14, 2019 • 58 min
What’s on your mind? If you could ask any education related question, what would it be? We put this episode in the hands of our listeners. David and I hit the streets and found out what you wanted to know. Our expert guests, Buddy Bonner, Assistant…
Sleep Health
May 7, 2019 • 54 min
Did you and your family get 8-10 hours of sleep last night (I didn’t either 😕)? We live in a society where lack of sleep is a badge of honor and a sign of dedication, but this episode may make you rethink your late-to-bed routine. Sleep hygiene or sleep…
ADHD
Apr 30, 2019 • 58 min
We know our kids can be forgetful. It’s not unusual for them to fidget, forget homework, get fidgety, but in some cases these can be signs of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD can affect your child’s ability to learn and get along with…
Fostering a Love of Reading
Apr 23, 2019 • 55 min
According to research by the American Psychological Association, only 20% of American teens report reading a book, magazine or newspaper daily for pleasure, but more than 80% report using social media daily. Traditional reading seems to be a dying art…
Early Childhood Literacy and Language
Apr 16, 2019 • 59 min
Early language and literacy (reading and writing) development begins in the first 3 years of life and is closely linked to a child’s earliest experiences with books and stories. Literacy opens the door to a brighter future and these early years are…
School Boards
Apr 9, 2019 • 58 min
EXCERPT FROM: “What Every Parent Should Know About Their School Board”Greatschools.org”You, responsible citizen, are standing in a ballot box. Along with voting on important local measures, you come across a list of names running for the school board. You…
Anxiety and Depression
Apr 2, 2019 • 56 min
According to the National Institute of Mental Health an estimated 3.1 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in 2016. An estimated 2.2 million of these children experienced severe impairment and…
State Testing
Mar 26, 2019 • 56 min
State achievement tests in the United States are standardized tests required in public schools in order for the schools to receive federal funding. State test scores are used by districts to measure student progress, and see how different demographics of…
Impacting Students Through Mentors
Mar 19, 2019 • 56 min
As a child or adolescent, did you have an adult or adults (outside of your parents) who impacted your life? No matter your socioeconomic status or walk of life your child could benefit from the influence of a mentor. When children have the influence of a…
The One When The Kids Took Over!
Mar 12, 2019 • 56 min
Today the kids took over! School Dazed was co-hosted by 17 year old Senior Hunter Parris. He and 11 and 12 year old Ava and Allye shared about the challenges of school and what they wish their parents understood. For more information about our show head…
Students And Trauma
Mar 5, 2019 • 57 min
More than two thirds of children report at least one traumatic event by age 16. Potentially traumatic events include: Psychological, physical, or sexual abuse; community, school, or domestic violence; national disasters or terrorism; sudden or violent…
Student Athletes
Feb 26, 2019 • 57 min
A report by the Aspen Institute in 2016, stated that three out of four American households have at least one school-aged child participating in youth sports. Because of the commitment involved it can be difficult to balance sports and education. This week…
Homeschooling
Feb 19, 2019 • 51 min
In 2016 about 1.7 million students (ages 5-17) were homeschoolers. There are so many ways to homeschool that it can be difficult to know where to start. Or, if you would like to change up what you’re currently doing, what options are available to you? In…
Spring Break Ideas
Feb 12, 2019 • 51 min
Spring Break is around the corner. Wondering what you’ll do with your kiddos? In this episode we share how to find event and activity deals and steals, fun apps to occupy your kids in the car on road trips, academic tips, and we hear from Spring Break…
Scholarships
Feb 5, 2019 • 53 min
Each year, an estimated $46 billion in grants and scholarship money is awarded by the U.S. Department of Education and the nation’s colleges and universities. In addition, about $3.3 billion in gift aid is awarded by private sources. But how do you get a…
Bullying
Jan 29, 2019 • 53 min
The US Department of Justice says that 160,000 students skip school every day for fear of being bullied. The Centers for Disease Control and Department of Education define the core elements of the bullying as: unwanted aggressive behavior; observed or…
S.M.A.R.T. Goals and the Growth Mindset
Jan 22, 2019 • 54 min
Children live for today. Sometimes it can be challenging to encourage our children to think beyond the moment and set their sights on the bigger picture. S.M.A.R.T. goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. A Growth Mindset is…
Services and Accommodations at School
Jan 15, 2019 • 53 min
This year my husband and I have been learning to advocate for our children to receive the services they need at school. Both boys require services and accommodations and it has been a challenge figuring out how to get them the help they need to be…
Gaming and Students
Jan 9, 2019 • 46 min
What effect does gaming have on a student’s education? Join us as we explore this topic with Licensed Professional Counselor, Conchita Mata Andrijeski and Psychologist Kevin Lambert. It truly takes a village to raise our kids! When you hear a great nugget…