As parents, we all want our kids to succeed, and we want them to grow up to be self-confident. But sometimes what we say we want is at odds with some of our parenting choices. Especially when it comes to doing what’s really necessary to help our children grow toward independence and self-reliance. In this podcast I talk with Joe Bruzzese, M.A. Author of A Parents’ Guide to the Middle School Years (Ten Speed Press 2009). Joe’s book and his ongoing work as a parent coach offer practical advice for building confidence in your child.
About Joe Bruzzese, M.A.
For nearly 20 years Joe Bruzzese has guided children and parents through the challenges of the middle school years and the transition to adolescence. His background as a teacher, coach and parent forms the ideal trio of experiences for coaching parents and kids toward confident and connected relationships at home and in school. As a leading parent coach and author, Joe frequently addresses parent groups at conferences, parent-sponsored events and as part of the work-life balance programs many organizations strive to support in the workplace.
Joe’s background in education includes a Master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University, in addition to his former tenure as a teacher in the middle school grades. Joe brings years of educational theory and practical experience to his work with families. In addition to the coaching services and seminars he facilitates at Thinking Forward, Joe instructs teachers in the Graduate School of Education, at Azusa Pacific University and UC Santa Barbara.
More info at: www.middleschoolyears.com
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