Tag Archives: parenting

[PODCAST] #527: How Our Three-Year-Old Helped Transform Our Political and Parenting Philosophies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY SIXTEEN - OCT 30 - WICHITA, KS) Jerrod and Shawna join me at the end of a very eventful day in Kansas to discuss their evolution as parents/thinkers/doers, and how their first child provided a push in the right direction. We also talk about Shawna's public school teaching experience, how children reveal hypocrisy, the Love and Logic parenting method, dealing with doubts and fears about peaceful parenting and alternative education, and some of my new insights on school vs. education after sixteen days on tour. View all shows from School Sucks Across America Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us ...

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[PODCAST] #511: James Davis – Forced Learning Is Too Dangerous

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(FreeCoast Fest, Day 1, Newmarket, NH) James Davis is a long-time School Sucks listener and supporter. He promotes and exemplifies peaceful parenting, self-directed learning and entrepreneurship in the NH seacoast liberty community. He is the co-founder at Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings and the co-founder at Camp Stomping Ground. Discussion: - who is going to help your kids gain context for the things they see in the world - children are targets for political manipulation - sailboat children: basic literacy without critical thinking - how James and his wife moved from preparing to be public school teachers to embracing self-directed education - why most teachers and parents aren't experimenting, learning and seeking best practices - ...

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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #502: Brett On Unregistered With Thaddeus Russell

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThaddeus Russell has appeared on School Sucks over 20 times, but this conversation is unlike anything you've heard before. It was recorded at Thad's house in Salem, Oregon on July 5th, just hours after I got off a plane. And you know we're doing an event together in three weeks right? A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell begins August 5th in Salem, MA. To see the schedule, topics and ticket options click HERE, or go to thaddeusrussell.com/courses Discussed: School and drinking stories. Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us On Patreon Shop With Us At Amazon Your continued support keeps the show going and ...

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[PODCAST] #447: The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend – A New Analysis of The Breakfast Club

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is my collaboration with Patrick and Ady of The Philosophy Film Club. Our subject of discussion is a film that both defined the teen movie genre and (appropriately) broke its rules. See Brett's Notes For This Production THE CHARACTERS (10:30-46:30) -Our identification with characters in the film -Who were our teachers and how did they get there? -The importance of Vernon and Bender THEIR RELATIONSHIPS WITH EACH OTHER (46:30-1:02:30) -Social pressures -Stereotypes and barriers -Missed opportunities for meaningful relationships -Sharing pain in a domination system THE IMPACT OF SCHOOL AND HOME ENVIRONMENTS (1:02:30-1:32:45 ) -How John Hughes connects the audience to the attitudes and experience of the characters -Parenting typologies represented in the ...

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[PODCAST] #382: Kids Don’t Need or Want Your Praise (with Kevin Geary)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download"The relevant question...isn't "How motivated are my students?" It's "How are my students motivated?" In other words, it's the type of motivation that counts, not the amount. The type created by the use of rewards is not only less effective but also erodes the kind we really want to promote." - Alfie Kohn Kevin Geary returns to discuss why the widely accepted carrots-and-sticks approach to teaching and parenting is harmful to children. The discussion centers around two articles Kevin recently wrote for his site, RevolutionaryParent.com. 1. Kids Don’t Need or Want Your Praise 2. Your Children Don’t Need “Positive Reinforcement” We talk about the costs of this approach through the lens of Nathaniel Branden's ...

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[PODCAST] #381: The School Newspaper and Information Control (with Laurette Lynn)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLaurette Lynn returns for a follow-up to our previous discussion about how parents and educators can improve communication and connection with young people. Covered: -Transforming a meaningless school environment into a meaningful educational one -Choosing cooperation over obedience -Choosing self-responsibility over surrender -The needs of the masters? -The need for visibility -"good" school children are to behave like good animals on a farm -The "training wheels phase" of new communication -Why information is occulted Look Closer: "Different Light" Steve Winwood "Kill Your Heroes" AWOLNATION Look Closer: LauretteLynn.com - http://www.LauretteLynn.com Laurette Lynn on School Sucks: Archives - http://schoolsucksproject.com/tag/laurette-lynn/ Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your ...

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[PODCAST] #380: Visible Children (with Laurette Lynn)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLaurette Lynn returns for a discussion about how parents and educators can improve communication and connection with young people. From LauretteLynn.com: With an emphasis on communicating with youth, and infused with critical reasoning, we talk about perfecting parenting. We make a distinction between education and schooling and the ways in which destructive communication can negatively impact personal growth. And we discuss why we project our esteem issues onto our children. This truly is an intelligent, lively and great conversation. It is long, so take it with you and listen in segments, but I promise you, it’s worth every second! How do teens respond to condescension? How do young children respond to praise? Should we ...

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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #372: Real Learning vs. Getting Schooled – with Kevin Geary and Darrell Becker

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFrom Kevin Gerary's site RebootYourKids.com: Brett Veinotte (School Sucks Project) and Darrell Becker (Voluntary Visions) join me for a special episode of the Powerful Parenting Podcast. It’s a discussion about the differences between schooling and education. It’s a long one, but I encourage you to find a way to listen, whether it’s blocking out a big chunk of time or listening in shorter segments and pausing until you have time to revisit it. You want what is best for your child. But the school system (and even homeschooling) leaves a lot to be desired. Listen in as I talk with Brett and Darrell about: - A cliff notes history of the public schooling model. ...

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[PODCAST] #360c: The Dawn of Freedom – Part Three – “Love Did Its Thing”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart three of the 4.5-hour Freedom Feens aftershow from the first morning of Porcfest XII. With Brett, Derrick J. Freeman, M.K. Lords, Davi Barker and live studio audience members who are eager to participate. [Approx. 6:45am to 8:00am] - What is love? - Attraction to a person's potential - Attraction to a person's parts (in an IFS way) - Co-dependence - Non-romantic love - All our parents got divorced - Embracing your ACEs - The continuing evolution of parenting - Dénouement Davi: DaviBarker.com Derrick: TheDerrickJ.com/ M.K.: Extremely in between… Feens: FreedomFeens.com

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[VIDEO] Why Home Education? – School Hurts Families

When kids go to school they are separated from their families for seven or eight hours per day, five days per week. Some kids go to a latchkey type program and might be gone for eleven hours per day! Most people know many families who need to race through every day, left with the scraps of time leftover from the school schedule, racing through a morning routine to get to school or the bus stop and having a brief night together of maybe just a few hours. These few hours might be filled with dinner, homework and getting ready for an early bedtime (so they can be sure to get up the next morning.) This leaves families with just the ...

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[PODCAST] #351a: Twelve Arguments For Home Education (1 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJeff Till (fivehundredyears.org) is a business owner, School Sucks listener, and home-educating parent. He recently added a well-researched, concise and easily sharable entry to his blog called "A Complete Case for Home Education (54 Arguments)." He joins me today to discuss the following arguments: 1. The argument for happiness and for empathy School makes many if not most kids unhappy. They don’t like most of their school work. They don’t like being told what to do every second of the day. They don’t like having to be part of cliques or getting bullied. They don’t like taking tests. They don’t like getting grades. They hate homework. Getting up early stinks. The bus sucks. So ...

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[PODCAST] #317: Intelligence, Socialism and Bullying (Brett On Red Ice Radio)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadINTERVIEW - This is hour one of my recent conversation with Henrik Palmgren of Red Ice Radio. Our discussion includes my answers to the following questions: -Putting the history of education in context to what we are seeing today. (Education is going down the drain and we are seeing a decline in average I.Q in the west. Yes, we are importing an unprecedented amount of third world population into the west which is contributing to these statistics, but it doesn’t explain the massive drop entirely. To put it bluntly: Stupidity is a growing epidemic. What are some of the reasons for this? -Is there a link between intelligence and education? -The issue of bullying ...

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208: Whole Parents – With Dayna Martin

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA long-overdue conversation with Dayna Martin, author of Radical Unschooling: Topics: -Dayna discusses her family's recent appearance on the ABC reality show, Wife Swap -How do you prepare children for public scrutiny -The Life Rocks Conference -Outreach and advocacy in different situations -Tragic misconceptions about the role of a parent -Nonviolent Communication Look Closer: The Martins On Wife Swap (Full Episode) - http://abc.go.com/watch/wife-swap/SH5539547/VDKA0_lgk9v6h5/avery-lamb--martin Dayna's Site - http://daynamartin.com/ Martin Family Blog - http://thesparklingmartins.blogspot.com/

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191 (Supplemental): Two Beers With Steve Interview

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopic: I was very pleased to be invited as a guest on Two Beers With Steve. I have listened to several of their interviews and I highly recommend this show to others. Discussed: -What have I learned from students? -What if I have to send my child to government school? -Parents as school enforcers -Timetables for learning certain things -Parent and child, voluntary vs. coerced relationships -Resentments -Permissive Parenting -Parent Effectiveness Training -Technology and kids Look Closer: Two Beers With Steve Montessori education Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.)

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190: Lenore Skenazy – Free Range Kids

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopic: Lenore Skenazy joins me to discuss the Free Range Kids movement, and strategies for reaching out to helicopter parents. We also explore the trends that have led to the panic, paranoia and over-protective nature of so many parents today. Look Closer: Free Range Kids - Blog Lenore's reality show - World’s Worst Mom Free Range Kids - Book The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Lenore On The View

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Full Video 186: Parenting Challenges Discussion With Stefan Molyneux

Topic: Stefan Molyneux, Osborne and I continue our discussion, shifting to questions about parenting challenges and frustrations. -Christmas, gift-giving and entitlement -Youth marketing -The Problem of Daycare -Why do people have kids? -Why did Stef have a kid? This show was recorded live on 1-5-12. School Sucks is live on UStream Saturdays at 6pm EST. Look Closer: Freedomain Radio http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Related Posts186: Parenting Challenges Discussion With Stefan Molyneux100Topic: Stefan Molyneux, Osborne and I continue our discussion, shifting to questions about parenting challenges and frustrations. -Christmas, gift-giving and entitlement -Youth marketing -The Problem of Daycare -Why do people have kids? -Why did Stef have a kid? This show was recorded live on 1-5-12. School Sucks is live on…Tags: live, stefan, molyneux, ...

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186: Parenting Challenges Discussion With Stefan Molyneux

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopic: Stefan Molyneux, Osborne and I continue our discussion, shifting to questions about parenting challenges and frustrations. -Christmas, gift-giving and entitlement -Youth marketing -The Problem of Daycare -Why do people have kids? -Why did Stef have a kid? This show was recorded live on 1-5-12. School Sucks is live on UStream Saturdays at 6pm EST. Look Closer: Freedomain Radio http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Related PostsFull Video 186: Parenting Challenges Discussion With Stefan Molyneux100http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjRJoFvlt9Q Topic: Stefan Molyneux, Osborne and I continue our discussion, shifting to questions about parenting challenges and frustrations. -Christmas, gift-giving and entitlement -Youth marketing -The Problem of Daycare -Why do people have kids? -Why did Stef have a kid? This show was recorded live on ...

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Full Video 185: The Red Pill Blues – Freed Minds and New Resentments

Topic: Stefan Molyneux and I discuss the anger and frustration that many people encounter after discovering the message of liberty. Context: When people become aware of the philosophy of liberty, many will feel anger, betrayal and paranoia... Is this why they often gravitate to politics first? Because it's such an appropriate outlet for those emotions? After another season of political hopefulness, reality sets in. Discussion: What to do next? -Political action vs. peaceful parenting -Acknowledging and dealing with resentments -Denormalizing parental treatment to be a better parent -Anger as an opportunity -"Real-Time" relationships This show was recorded live on 1-5-12. School Sucks is live on UStream Saturdays at 6pm EST. Look Closer: Freedomain Radio Breaking Free by Nathaniel Branden The ...

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185: The Red Pill Blues – Freed Minds and New Resentments

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopic: Stefan Molyneux and I discuss the anger and frustration that many people encounter after discovering the message of liberty. Context: When people become aware of the philosophy of liberty, many will feel anger, betrayal and paranoia... Is this why they often gravitate to politics first? Because it's such an appropriate outlet for those emotions? After another season of political hopefulness, reality sets in. Discussion: What to do next? -Political action vs. peaceful parenting -Acknowledging and dealing with resentments -Denormalizing parental treatment to be a better parent -Anger as an opportunity -"Real-Time" relationships This show was recorded live on 1-5-12. School Sucks is live on UStream Saturdays at 6pm EST. Look Closer: Freedomain Radio ...

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180: Kids Hear Tones Through Megaphones

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPresence vs. Urgency Topic: A listener named Tim calls in to discuss his remorse about raising his voice with his young children. This is a segment from the 12-6-12 After School Sucks Special, with an additional non-live monologue. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look Closer: Stephanie Mattei of the Consciously Parenting Project interviews Jorge to discuss parenting with an NVC approach http://www.vivenciawork.com/media.html $6.00/Month - Join the A/V Club and Receive Bonus Content We need 150 monthly subscribers! If you listen to the show and enjoy the videos, please consider making a commitment of $6.00 per month, or about $.20 per day. When we launch ...

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174: Individual Identity In A Collectivist World (Brett On The Freedom Experiment)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMy recent discussion with Rodney Smith from The Freedom Experiment Podcast. Topics: -Collectivism in the African-America community -The myths of the Great Society -Obama -The forfeiting of individual identity -Coming to terms to be spanked and being a spanker -Nonviolent Communication -The problems in college athletics -Lessons of baseball Look Closer: The Freedom Experiment Podcast http://therodneysmith.podomatic.com/

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Full Video – 172: Don’t Do Drugs, Stay Out of School (With Laurette Lynn)

School: Don't try this at home! "...the truth is that you can't homeschool. You can't. Nobody can do school but school. However, the good news is that you are not supposed to do school. You are supposed to do life." - Laurette Lynn Topic: Laurette Lynn joins Osborne and me to discuss her new book, Don't Do Drugs, Stay Out of School. This show provides a good introduction and some elaboration on the topics Laurette and I frequently discuss on our shows. This is the full 11-8-12 live show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look Closer: Laurette's Website http://www.laurettelynn.com/ Gatto: The Underground History of American Education http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Related Posts172: Don't ...

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169: Carrots and Sticks Roundtable With Mark Edge and Ian Freeman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopic: Mark Edge and Ian Freeman, the hosts of Free Talk Live, join Osborne, Cory and me for a discussion about punishments and rewards, and peaceful parenting. The primary question driving our conversation: do incentives work? But is that really the right question? This is an edited version the 10-25-12 live show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Bumper Music: "Damn Right I Got the Blues" Buddy Guy "Revival" Allman Brothers Look Closer: Free Talk Live http://www.freetalklive.com/ Street Giraffe http://www.wiseheartpdx.org/post/128 An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication http://happinesscounseling.com/NVC_Intro.pdf Punished by Rewards? A Conversation with Alfie Kohn http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/pdf/Punished%20by%20Rewards.pdf Parenting from Your Heart, by Inbal Kashtan http://www.naturalchild.org/guest/inbal_kashtan.html 10 Principles ...

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