Homework is Stupid, by mom/school psychologist, Lauren Buongiovanni, brings together expert opinions and research to explore relevant topics in education.
School Refusal and Other Issues Related To Post-COVID School Re-entry, with Christopher A. Kearney, Ph.D.
Lauren Buongiovanni and Dr. Christopher A. Kearny, PhD, discuss the meaning of Schoo Refusal and other issues related to Post-COVID School Re-entry.
The Passion & Science of Math with Amanda VanDerHeyden
Lauren Buongiovanni and founder of Spring Math (www.springmath.com), Amanda VanDerHeyden, PhD, discuss the passion & science of math.
White Kids: How They Learn about Race Privilege
Lauren talks to sociologist and author, Margaret Hagerman, Ph.D., to discuss how white kids learn about race and privilege in their everyday lives. Dr. Hagerman's extensive research in this area is presented in her book entitled, White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America.
TiLT Parenting and Differently Wired Kids
Lauren Buongiovanni and best-selling author, Deborah Reber, discuss TiLT Parenting and "differently wired™" kids. Debbie is passionate about the idea that being differently wired isn't a deficit - it's a difference.
Polyamorous Families: Real Life Facts
Lauren Buongiovanni and Dr. Elisabeth Sheff discuss the myths and facts about polyamorous families and their children.
Myths and Facts: Understanding School Shooters
Lauren and Dr. Langman discuss warning signs, psychological attributes and surprising facts that you might not know about school shooters.
So Relevant to the Modern Parent!
Lauren Buongiovanni brings her lifelong passion for learning and her warm spirit to this podcast that addresses issues relevant to the modern parent. We highly recommend Homework Is Stupid to any parent wanting to know more about how to support and connect with their children.
Really enjoyed this podcast! The pacing's perfect for a parent that's looking for something a little more intellectual than a lot of the other parenting podcasts. Love the topic and can't wait to hear more!
Educational for any parent
The topic of education in the US is and should be a permanently hot topic. Lauren’s personal, professional, and passionate approach to the topic focuses on the parent, teacher, student intersection. She presents research to back up her discussions so that you feel very confident in the content of her podcast. In episode 4 we learn a productive form of communication with teens called Motivational Interviewing in which we, as parents, understand how to shift our language in order to help our children make their own decisions about their own lives which helps them become SELF motivated. It’s simple yet so logical. She askes her guests important questions and lets them respond in depth. I learned more about ADHD is this podcast that I have over many years of working with my grown sons who have been diagnosed with ADHD. I never knew it was a life long condition that could even be detected at very early ages. I appreciate Dr. Sibley’s careful answers and concern for over-diagnosing and incorrect treatment. Episode one kicks off the season with a deep dive into homework. You walk away feeling positive about homework and its potential for a closer relationship with your precious child. As a podcast junkie, I am quick to try new podcasts but shut it down if I am not engaging early. I was fully engaged for every episode and highly recommend this pod for any parent with children of any age as well as anyone who cares about our educational system. We all have family and friends we can refer an excellent resource like Homework is Stupid.