Show about parenting
Host Senior Dad Stan Goldberg speaks with parents, educators, experts, and professionals offering cutting edge information about how to raise our children to succeed in the modern world. Hear the latest scandals, disputes, best practices, and food choices from the best sources in the world. Visit the Senior Dad Briefing Rooms that are packed with usable knowledge on teaching methods, homework, Autism, and even a special San Francisco Briefing Room. Listen and learn.
Senior Dad #67 Bullies Big and small
During the 1980’s Todd Risley and Betty Hart conducted breakthrough research on how the number and type of words a child hears from birth to age three effects IQ and determines the child's vocabulary potential for life. I interviewed Todd in December 2006, he passed away in December 2008, and was impressed with the amount of time that was needed to tabulate the results. Now that we are in the computer age techniques are being developed to automate the process and use the results for autism detection as well as vocabulary development. The Lena Research Foundation has invested over $50 million dollars to date for this research. Last year I interviewed one of the team Steven Warren from the University of Kansas, who shared some of the implications of the research. Later in the year I spoke with Kim Ollier from the University of Memphis another key advisor to the Lena team about the results of this new research based the original Risley/Hart research. In this show we hear all three interviews that can form the basis of our understanding of the education gap and the language and IQ we carry through life.
SrDad-017 Family Time Hijacked
This week we hear a "First Person" account from Katie Russell, a mother of a first grader whose family life is at risk because of homework. Our Homework "Guru" Sara Bennett gives Katie some advice.
Stan has a conversation with Amy Lanou the author of "Healthy Eating for Life, for Children". What should your child eat at lunch? Plus other reveling subjects. Look at our Lunch Box page for useful downloads.
We have a candid conversation with Middle School expert Gayle Andrews about paying for our schools, also what works best when teaching and some new approaches to teaching.
Stan tells us about a stomp rocket tale. Stan asks for the Hijacked Family Time to be freed.
SrDad-018-The food that kids eat
Dana Woldow a San Francisco volunteer is co-chair of SFUSD student nutrition and physical activity committee and feels that Catering trucks should be treated like Medical Marijuana Clubs, and kept 1000 feet from schools. Hear her in our nutrition segment.
Sharp rise in girls pressured to have sex, Zephira Derblich-Milea tells us what's behind the numbers. Download the 2006 study from Liz Claiborne and listen along.
Ellie Goldberg updates us on Asthma in the schools and we have 3 downloads about Asthma on our Healthy Schools page.
Stan tells us about a power outage.
SrDad019-The child with extra needs
" The quality of education a child with a disability receives is directly related to the advocacy skills of the parent". Say's Pat Howey a parent whose child's illness turned her into an advocate for children with extra needs. Pat tells us how.
Mary McFarland, Oakland California Psychotherapist helps us to understand some of the mental stress facing young people today, from the young student to the teenager.
Amy Lanou our Nutrition specialist shares what is best to feed a child for lunch.
Stan tells us of boundaries assigned.
Srdad 020-Should Parents Brainstorm?
Mary McFarland, Oakland California Psychotherapist discusses the need for 'Parent Brainstorming" sessions at public schools and how this will help develop "community linkage". She also talks about students and alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders and diabetes.
" The quality of education a child with a disability receives is directly related to the advocacy skills of the parent". Says Pat Howey a parent whose child's illness turned her into an advocate for children with extra needs. Pat tells us how to be an advocate in part 2 of 3.
The San Francisco Unified School District is improving because of increased parent involvement. Dana Woldow (a 20-40 hour @ week volunteer) committee co-chair of the student nutrition and physical activity committee wanted to feed more disadvantaged kids breakfast. Hear how far they have gotten and the adjustments they made along the way.
Stan tells us of friends lost.
Senior Dad 021- Robokids
Denise Pope, Stanford Professor and Author of "Doing School" starts a two part interview with a story of over programmed and misdirected kids striving to become robots in an leave no prisoner environment. This far reaching two part series covers homework, parenting, playtime and parental stress and needs for the future.
We are testing a new homework survey. This survey can be used by a school or PTA as a barometer to gauge the status of homework issues at the school. We can adjust the survey to enable a school or PTA to receive their data separate from the total data. To get a special survey send Stan an email at Stan@srdad.com . To download a standard survey click the yellow box on the left to get the PDF file.
Sara a sophomore in High School dates the wrong boy. Her world is spun around and she almost dies. Hear her story of "dating the boy down the street"
" The quality of education a child with a disability receives is directly related to the advocacy skills of the parent". Says Pat Howey a parent whose child's illness turned her into an advocate for children with extra needs. Pat tells us how to be an advocate in the last part of a three part series.
Stan tells us he wishes he had three hands.
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One of Best Podcasts for Parents and Teachers
Sr. Dad Stan Goldberg's scratchy voice and down-to-earth style will win you over right away. The humor and insights from his indepth interviews will grow on you. I especially love his stories about how his little daughter teaches the old man new tricks every day. One of the joys of my ipod is listening to Sr. Dad podcasts.
Now I download NPR and Sr Dad
I consider myself an "older" parent, but whatever perspective I have is dwarfed by that of Senior Dad Stan Goldberg. I've come to rely on his calm wisdom and sharp insights. Whenever I get stressed or bent out of shape over something my daughter has done, I ask, "What would Stan do?" and everything seems much more manageable. Parenting has become such a high-stakes, high-pressure pursuit, and I welcome Senior Dad's special brand of sanity.
A Voice For Older New Dads
I was 44 when parenthood finally caught up with me. At 13 months my son was bundled up in Seoul, Korea, and put on a plane for SFO. I knew the day was coming, but still, when we received him off the plane my first thought was, “OK, now what do I do with him?”
Shortly thereafter I happened upon Sr Dad. It is an enjoyable way to wrap my head around parenting issues that have changed so much since my childhood, and frankly, I haven’t spent any time thinking about…until now. Stan’s easy narration is a fun navigation through issues of schools, colds, homework, soccer, immunizations, etc. Sr Dad gives voice to the growing numbers of older new dads and re-entry dads. Definitely give a listen.