On Middle Ground Podcast
By Adrianne Meldrum: Owner of Math for Middles
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Feeling nervous about parenting tweens? Perhaps you’re right in the thick of raising a teen and looking for a little SERENITY NOW, we’ve got strategies on dealing with the reality of school, teen social issues, and understanding why your bright teen does seemingly stupid things sometimes. Find show notes and more at mathformiddles.com/podcast
||CleanFinding the Humor in Raising Teens with Adrienne Hedger||Adrienne Hedger is a mother of two teens and a cartoonist. She manages to find the humor in clothing choices, morning routine drama and giving your dog more love than your own kids. Tune in to listen to how Adrienne finds her inspiration for her...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDyscalculia + Meg Crayons||For as long as Meg can remember, she hated math. It all began in first grade when she noticed her peers were getting answers faster than she was and so began the anxiety cycle that caused her to skip lunch and ultimately make her want to go...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBack to School with the MFM Team ||After a busy summer, the MFM team is compiling some tips and tricks for back to school time. Get all the details at MathforMiddles.com/episode18||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Middle School Parents Need to Care About High Stake Tests NOW ||In this episode, we’ll learn: Why time is your best friendHow wishy-washy dreams make for a wishy-washy future Focus on your kid's journey How your child leads the process How to avoid believing the myth that your child is “a bad test taker” ...||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShrinking the Cost of College: How to Start Planning in the Middle School Years ||Shirag Shemmassian will be joining me today to speak about shrinking those high costs of college to something more manageable for families...Good news! It's easier than you think! We'll cover: 2 reasons to think about college in the middle...||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Real Reasons Behind Your Teen's Quirky Behavior ||Today we'll be discussing the real reasons behind some of the quirky things your teen does. From resisting a hug to wearing slippery clothes to resisting a shower. WHY do they do this? Wendy exposes the reasons in this episode. Resources...||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6 Common Math Issues that Plague Teen Students ||This podcast episode is an audio version of a guest post I wrote on SethPerler.com. In this audio version, I add in some additional details. The article really resonated with Seth's audience, so I wanted a way to share it here on the...||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBad Attitude to Gratitude: 5 Easy Ways to Encourage Thankfulness in Teens ||Last October, I took a parenting class and one of the most profound lessons was on gratitude. I want to share with you my biggest takeaways and what we've noticed has changed in our homes since implementing gratitude on a daily basis. In this...||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting Your Kiddo to Speak Up: Self-Advocacy with Seth Perler ||So you want your kid to handle their own problems at school, but often when you see problems with grades you get all kinds of responses like: -Chill. I got this. -I'll talk to him, mom! -Oh, they didn't enter my homework -Don't email them, you'll make..||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy You Need a Village to Raise a Teen ||I'm building a village to help my son see what I see, a young man full of potential! A future car engineer. Today I share who is in my village to help me do so. mathformiddles.com/episode11||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 Overlooked Organization Strategies for Teens ||Learn more about how to help your teen embrace organization as skill with professional organizer Karen Tennant. Grab all the juice tips over at the website: mathformiddles.com/episode10||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConquer Disorganization and Homework Angst This Year ||Our plan for this year to conquer disorganization and homework angst. I'll be sharing the problems we've faced in middle school over the past two years and sharing actionable ideas. Grab all the helpful links this post via the show notes:...||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCould Virtual Public School Be the Right Fit for Your Teen? ||School doesn't always go as we had imagined for our kids. Social problems, not being challenged or the opposite, too much challenging work--many reasons to be frustrated with the traditional school experience. Many parents start to get curious about...||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMath Anxiety Solutions ||Anxiety can spiral out of control. Sometimes we see math anxiety pop up. We're here to help your child work through their fears that feel overwhelming. Listen in where we talk about normal levels of anxiety to the extreme. You'll hear us share what to..||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStudy and Skills Test Prep ||Ugh....Study skills and test prep. I know it's important to teach my son. Often I neglect to think about the long term effect of not teaching this life skill. Make sure to head over to the show notes to grab all the tips in one...||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrevent the New Normal: Keeping Your Teen From Living in Your Basement Forever ||The real reason your teen may never move out of your basement has to do with executive functioning. What is it and how can you help your teen do it better? We'll explore the age of development of these skills and actionable tips you can do today to...||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Your Teen Does Stupid Things ||Teens do stupid things sometimes. I'm sure you can recall moments when you screwed up. Today I find myself on the flip side of my stupid moments, watching in horror at times when my teen decides to do something stupid. In the past, I would...||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Problem with Flash Cards and What to Do Instead ||Rote memorization has been the go-to method for many years along with tricks with fingers, songs, timed tests, and the like. It works for a select few kids, but for a large population of students, flash cards are failing them because it...||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen to Worry About Grades and YES There is a Time Not To||In this episode we'll talk about teen development and what is an appropriate amount of struggle for teens when it comes to school work. Listen in to Kara Scanlon, an educational therapist talk with Adrianne about how to tell when the struggle is...||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is Academic Wounding and How to Heal||Your teens tantrum about doing math homework might not be typical teen moodiness but rather a symptom of an academic wound. In this episode we'll explore what an academic wound is and then give some steps to help your child heal so they can move...||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoing the Best We Can Parenting Tweens and Teens||Welcome to the On Middle Ground Podcast where we'll explore different strategies for parenting tweens and teens. I am not a parenting expert, but I am right in the trenches with you. After tutoring teens for the past 10 years, I've come to...||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great podcast for parents of teens
Helpful and much needed.
Great Info, Relatable Host!
It's so refreshing to have someone discuss the tricky time between elementary school and high school. Adrianne really makes the issues middle schoolers face seem relatable and gives parents great strategies for how to handle them!
If you have a teen at home you need to listen to this!
Adrianne is one of the smartest parents I know. The way she parents is the way I believe we should all parent our children. Reaching and empowering teens is one of her passions and that shows through on each of these podcasts. She, along with guest experts, shares strategies for parenting tweens and teens. If you have a tween or teen at home, make this podcast a MUST LISTEN! You'll be happy you did!
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