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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.

DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #96

Dear Granddaddy, how do I keep my children on the right path? Daria. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_FsVk4uEgc Well, Daria, that’s a very good question. First, I would say to make sure you’re spending a lot of time with every one of your children. Please, [...]

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DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #95

Dear Granddaddy, why have boys fallen behind girls in U.S. education? Macey. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B64F9-mZdAA Well, Macey, I remember when I graduated from the University of Hartford in 1995. I was shocked by how outnumbered I was by the females. I figured that [...]

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DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #94

Dear Granddaddy, what can I do to make studying more fun? Troy. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBWi2GlAkmk Troy, I think all of us struggle some with studying at least time to time. I’m sure that every one of us can think of more fun things [...]

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DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #93

Dear Granddaddy, is being a teacher different than you thought it would be? Mary-former student. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws_ES-pIYj8 Yes! Like everyone else, I had been a k-12 student, so I thought I knew what teaching was all about. In college, I closely watched [...]

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DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #92

Dear Granddaddy, what is society robbing young people of? Paul. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr5DIKE7BH0 Direction, freedom, happiness, and strong adult figures, Paul. Let me explain. In some countries, young people don’t have a period of adolescence. Young people go straight from childhood to adulthood. [...]

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DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #91

Dear Granddaddy, what’s something you’re glad you taught yourself? Caesar. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3DitA1uT2U Well, Caesar, I can think of a few things I taught myself that I’m glad about. Things that I’m happy that I now know how to do, or at least [...]

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DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #90

Dear Granddaddy, why do we need to grow up? Nancy- teen. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYMIDDkTpFQ Wow! That’s a very good question, Nancy. It sounds like you don’t really want to grow up. And I can’t blame you because sometimes I don’t really want to [...]

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DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #89

Dear Granddaddy, how do you build self-esteem? Brett- mother. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPZlVnyWY0E Well, Brett, I’d think your love and close relationship with your kids will build their self-esteem. Just knowing you love them will give them comfort and help them to trust that [...]

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DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #88

Dear Granddaddy, what is the best advice, you as an adult, can give me a teenager? Alex Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O25LYgspa3I Well, Alex, a wise old man once told me this valuable piece of advice that I’m now going to pass on to you. [...]

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DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #87

Dear Granddaddy, what happens to ungrateful children when they become adults? Linda- mother of an ungrateful child. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU2jUnJ2qZQ&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=87 Well, Linda, we know that this big world can be unforgiving. We also know how good our kids have it under our roofs. [...]

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