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School Dazed features experts tackling a variety of challenges affecting children’s education from bullying, to gaming, to anxiety and depression and much more.

May 28, 2019

The One About the State of Public Education

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 classrooms, concern about standardized testing and wonder if our public education system is failing our children.

In this episode we welcomed Andrea Fields, an associate superintendent, and advocate for quality education with over 40 years of experience in the field.  Andrea shared with us about the state of public education in the United States.

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May 21, 2019

The One About Helping Your Child Fail Well

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 and ensuring success at every turn. Recent headlines of celebrities paying large amounts of money to bribe their children’s way into college are perfect examples of this.

As parents we want the best for our children and we hate to see them disappointed. But, failure isn't a four-letter word. In fact, studies show that constructive experiences and even failure is crucial to help wire a child’s brain to make better decisions and cope well with adversity. If children (and adults) learn to handle failure well, it can be a stepping stone to greater achievement and a successful future.

In this episode we welcome licensed professional counselor, Jorge Gama, who is passionate about teaching parents how to help their children fail well.

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May 14, 2019

The One Where the Listeners Asked the Questions

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 Superintendent in Lewisville ISD near Dallas, TX and BeLinda Nikkel, education advocate and retired principal, have a combined 62 years of experience in education and answered common questions parents have about education.

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May 7, 2019

The One About Sleep Health

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 health is a variety of different practices and habits that are necessary to have good nighttime sleep quality. Lack of sleep can effect children academically by causing impaired cognitive functioning, impaired attention, symptoms of depression, and memory loss. It can also cause serious health problems and weight gain! 

In this episode we spoke with Emily Benning, a licensed professional counselor and expert in sleep health. She gave us tips for developing healthy sleep habits that will impact your entire family.


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