Parenting

Ep 146. Amy Westervelt: How America Messed Up Motherhood

Ep 146. Amy Westervelt: How America Messed Up Motherhood

Amy Westervelt is the author of Forget Having it All: How America Messed up Motherhood and How to Fix It; the founder of the Critical Frequency podcast network, the host of the podcast, Drilled; and an award-winning print and audio journalist. In this episode Stew and Amy talk about the historical roots of the conditions that have made life difficult for mothers in America…[Click for more]

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Ep 144. Debra Schafer: Working While Parenting a Special Needs Child

Ep 144. Debra Schafer: Working While Parenting a Special Needs Child

Debra Schafer is an independent educational consultant and coach and Founder and CEO of Education Navigation. She is an advocate for students K - college graduation who have been diagnosed with ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, other mental health issues and learning differences. Debra works with parents and business organizations to help educate people about regulations and how to develop realistic strategies for managing work/life integration when you have a child with special needs or when you have an employee grappling with how to navigate these two worlds…[Click for more]

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Ep 143. Jennifer Petriglieri: Couples That Work

Ep 143. Jennifer Petriglieri: Couples That Work

Jennifer Petriglieri is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD and the author of Couples That Work: How Dual-Career Couples Can Thrive In Love and Work. Jennifer’s award-winning research and teaching focus on identity, leadership, and career development. She is particularly interested in how people’s close relationships shape who they become professionally and personally, and how moments of uncertainty and crisis make us who we are. Stew and Jennifer discuss the three key choice points that couples face, moments that challenge them to combine their parallel lives and form a joint life…[Click for more]

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Ep 136. Madonna Harrington Meyer: Intensive Grandparenting

Ep 136. Madonna Harrington Meyer: Intensive Grandparenting

Madonna Harrington Meyer is a professor of sociology and Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence at the Maxwell School of Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She is a senior research associate at the Center for Policy Research and faculty affiliate at the Aging Studies Institute at Syracuse University. Madonna is the author of Grandmothers at Work: Juggling Families and Jobs and co-editor of Grandparenting in the United States . Stew and Madonna discuss the indescribable joys of grandparenting as well as some of the new underbelly for grandparents who provide care for their grandchildren…[Cick for more]

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Ep 135. Emily Oster: An Economist's Parenting Wisdom

Ep 135. Emily Oster: An Economist's Parenting Wisdom

Emily Oster is Professor of Economics at Brown University and a mom of two. She has written two parent's guides to the chaos and frequent misinformation that often occurs in the early years of parenthood -- Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool and Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong and What You Really Need to Know. Stew and Emily discuss how a one-size-fits-all recommendations may not be accurate or useful for individual children, parents, and families….[Click for more]

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Ep 96. Shaun Francis: Eat, Move, Think

Ep 96. Shaun Francis: Eat, Move, Think

Shaun Francis is Chair and CEO of Medcan and he’s author of a recently released book entitled Eat, Move, Think: The Path to a Healthier, Stronger, Happier You. And he’s the recipient of countless awards and honors. Stew and Shaun talk about the importance of our physical health for longevity, quality of life, and work performance. They drill down on how to eat, move and think for a better life…[Click for more]

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Ep 95. Ben Feder: Working to Live or Living to Work

Ep 95. Ben Feder: Working to Live or Living to Work

Ben Feder is President of International Partnerships for the U. S. for Tencent, the Chinese internet titan that owns WeChat. Previously, Ben was CEO of Take Two Interactive, publisher of Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto. He’s the author of Take Off Your Shoes: One Man’s Journey from the Boardroom to Bali and Back. Stew and Ben talk about priorities in our lives and how to keep them foremost in our minds…[Click for more]

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Ep 75. Maurice Schweitzer: When to Compete, When to Cooperate

Ep 75. Maurice Schweitzer: When to Compete, When to Cooperate

Maurice Schweitzer is the Cecilia Yen Koo Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on emotions, ethical decision-making, and the negotiation process. Maurice is co-author of the powerful and incredibly useful book...[Click for more]

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Ep 36. Julie Lythcott-Haims: How to Raise an Adult

Ep 36. Julie Lythcott-Haims: How to Raise an Adult

Julie Lythcott-Haims served as Stanford University’s Dean of Freshmen for a decade. She received the Dinkelspiel Award for her contributions to the undergraduate experience. She’s a mother of two teenagers and has spoken and written widely on the phenomenon of helicopter parenting. She is also the author of the book...[Click here for more]

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