DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #100

Dear Granddaddy, how do I know at what age to stop being a parent to my daughter and just be a friend? Jack- parent. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laVQ_echZIk Well, Jack, that’s a great question that’s tricky, but here goes. I don’t think you ever stop being a parent to your offspring. I don’t think you […]

DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #99

Dear Granddaddy, as a high school student, how am I supposed to know my true calling in life? Steven VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTUenFVMgAY Well, Steven, I’m glad that you’re thinking about your future. However, I don’t want you to overthink it and cause yourself unnecessary stress. Although you should look down the road from time […]

DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #98

Dear Granddaddy, what is the best parenting advice? Anita VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4RewZWdEB0 Well, Anita, I think W.E.B. Dubois said it best when he said, “Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.” Even with Dubois’ sage advice in mind, I admit that sometimes I get frustrated as a parent knowing that […]

DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #97

Dear Granddaddy, how do I teach my children to become wise? Lois VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD_WvxyNZSU Well, Lois, let’s start with a fun one by exposing them quotes. Quotes have an abundance of the wisdom of sages down through the ages. But don’t stop there with just having your children read a quote a day. […]

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

Dear Granddaddy, how do I keep my children on the right path? Daria. 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, don’t succumb to that false argument that you don’t need to […]

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

Dear Granddaddy, why have boys fallen behind girls in U.S. education? Macey. 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 it was just the nature of the educational profession that caused […]

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

Dear Granddaddy, what can I do to make studying more fun? Troy. 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 to do than study. However, if we want to get ahead, […]

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. 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 my professors. Again, I thought I knew what teaching was about. […]

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

Dear Granddaddy, what is society robbing young people of? Paul. 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. There is no middle ground of aimlessly floating around and painfully […]

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

Dear Granddaddy, what’s something you’re glad you taught yourself? Caesar. 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 know the basics of, are typing, self-publishing, and social media.  Sit […]