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About danblanchard

Parent, Educator, Author Dan Blanchard the Award Winning Author and Speaker, two-time Junior Olympian Wrestler, and two-time Junior Olympian Wrestling Coach who grew up as a student-athlete. Dan admits that as a youth he was more of an athlete than a student. Since then, Dan has successfully completed twelve years of college and has earned seven degrees. He teaches Social Studies in Connecticut’s largest inner-city high school. In addition, Dan is a Teacher Consultant for the University of Connecticut’s Connecticut Writing Project. He was chosen by the American Federation of Teachers as their face and voice of educational reform. Dan has authored the two dynamic teen leadership books, Feeling Lucky? and Feeling Good. His third book of the Granddaddy’s Secrets series, Feeling Strong! will be out next winter. As an educator, coach, author, and speaker Dan feels that it is his duty to positively influence our youth every chance that he gets! He lives with his wife, Jennifer, their five children, and family dog, Daisy.

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Dear Granddaddy, my dad got transferred again for his dumb job, and now I’m in another school again. Billy B. – angry son starting over again. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKbzdkJlKkI&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=40 Billy, I’m feeling your pain buddy. I’ve had to move and start over a few [...]

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Dear Granddaddy, is there any place safe these days? Concerts, schools, and YouTube gets shot up… What the heck is going on in our society? Sabastian W. - high school student. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8djpUbWObxM&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=39 Sabastian, I’ve been thinking a lot about that, too. [...]

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Dear Granddaddy, my friend was just senselessly killed. What am I supposed to do now? Xavier S. – angry student. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6McX6MCzaE&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=38 Hey, Xavier. I’m feeling your pain, buddy. I’ve lost a lot of people in my life, too, as well as [...]

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Dear Granddaddy, my boyfriend is not always very nice to me. I tried to talk to him, but whenever I do, we end up in a fight. Maria V. – a loving girlfriend. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUT86Jc_lRE&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=37 Maria, nothing is more precious in a [...]

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Dear Granddaddy, I want to thank you teachers for all that you do. Every summer when I have my kids full-time I’m reminded of how difficult your jobs are. Maria E. - Parent Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvcuJjvMpso&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=36 You’re very welcome, Maria, and thank you! [...]

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Dear Granddaddy, I can’t stand it when I see parents who don’t watch their kids. Jessica B- Mad Mom Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfsynKkBnkI&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=35 Hey, Jessica. I would say that today most of us parents really do watch our kids. In some cases, we maybe [...]

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Dear Granddaddy, I have been reading your column and just wanted to let you know that I’m applying your strategy of self-assigned homework so I can jump ahead another year in math over the summer. Savanna B. - 7th grader. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EssxMisU0rY&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=34 [...]

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Dear Granddaddy, is this Supreme Court Janus Case going to affect me? Tom B. - Teacher Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lradA7qkan8&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=33 I hope not, Tom. As teachers, we strive to be the best educators we can be, while always looking for ways to improve, so [...]

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Dear Granddaddy, I’m frustrated that my bosses forced me to give my teachers professional development the last week of school. Beth G. – school principal Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TABC935cJU&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=32 As an educator, I’m surprised, too, Beth. As a principal, you must be shaking your [...]

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Dear Granddaddy, my husband is driving me crazy. Jan P. - A wonderful wife. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE6xNyqwIgQ&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=31 Well, Jan, I don’t doubt for a single second that your husband is driving you crazy. Nor do I doubt for a single second that you [...]

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