This month, Ned talks with Mark Salisbury, CEO & co-founder of TuitionFit, which seeks to make college pricing fully transparent. They talk about trends in pricing, what families need to know going into the admissions process, and TuitionFit’s mission to promote transparency so that students can find a range of affordable & accessible schools and thus expand the range of opportunities available to them after graduation.
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Madeline Levine, Ready or Not (018)
57:00On November’s episode of PrepTalks, Ned talks with Dr. Madeline Levine, author of several books, most recently, Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World. Ned and Madeline discuss how parents who define success in terms of good grades, test scores, and admissions to elite colleges, and who are determined to shelter children from discomfort and anxiety, are setting future generations up to fail spectacularly. At the same time, they dive into the skills that children will need to remain resilient, confident, and optimistic through rapidly changing and challenging times. Follow Ned on Twitter at @nedjohnson and Madeline at @DrMadelineL.
Ned Johnson, What Do You Say? (017)
45:07We’ve got a special episode of PrepTalks this month! I’m in the hot seat today, as Katy Dunn, Director of Educational Planning at PrepMatters, interviews me about my new book, “What Do You Say?,” co-authored with Dr. William Stixrud. In “What Do You Say?,” Bill and I offer all sorts of practical advice for parents communicate more effectively with their kids, as we look to help parents raise motivated, resilient children. Follow Ned on Twitter at @nedjohnson and Katy at @moxadoodle
Michaeleen Doucleff, Hunt, Gather, Parent (016)
1:03:11On September’s PrepTalks, Ned chats with NPR reporter Michaeleen Doucleff about her recent New York Times bestseller, Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans. They discuss what Michaeleen learned by taking her three-year-old daughter to learn parenting strategies from three indigenous communities: the Maya in Yucatán, the Inuit above the Arctic Circle, and the Hadzabe in Tanzania. She talks about finding parenting relationships based on cooperation rather than control, trust instead of fear, and personalized guidance rather than standardized expectations. Follow Ned on Twitter at @nedjohnson and Michaeleen at @FoodieScience.
Becky Munsterer Sabky, Valedictorians at the Gate (015)
39:38On the new PrepTalks, Ned Johnson chats with Becky Munsterer Sabky about her brand-new book, Valedictorians at the Gate, an indispensable guide for parents & students applying to college – and staying sane in the process.
Jenn the Tutor, Test-Optional, Test-Free, and College Access (014)
48:32Trying to figure out what “test-optional” and “test-free” really mean and why they’re important? Concerned about the pervasive structural inequity in standardized testing and college admissions more broadly? On this month’s PrepTalks, Ned dives into these questions with Jenn Jesse (aka Jenn The Tutor), a passionate and experienced teacher and advocate for making higher education accessible to those who might not otherwise see themselves as college material. Jenn is very active on Twitter as @jennthetutor, and you can follow her there or check out her website. You’ll also find Ned on Twitter at @nedjohnson.
Debbie Reber, Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World
54:12This month, PrepTalks welcomes Debbie Reber, founder of TiLT Parenting and author of Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World. Ned & Debbie chat about her work to empower parents who are raising “differently wired” kids – children whose neurodifferences might include ADHD, learning differences, giftedness, anxiety, and/or autism spectrum disorder, as well as those with no formal diagnosis but who continue to negotiate a world that wasn’t designed to accommodate their unique gifts. They talk about both her vision for supporting differently wired kids from a place of choice, growth, & joy and the specific tools that parents can use along this journey. Debbie’s website is https://www.debbiereber.com/, and the TiLT parenting community can be found at https://tiltparenting.com/. Check out Debbie on Twitter at @debbiereber and TiLT at @tiltparenting, and follow Ned at @nedjohnson.
Jessica Lahey, The Addiction Inoculation (012)
1:08:40This week, Ned talks with Jessica Lahey, whose most recent book, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence, is just out. They discuss Jessica’s compassionate, practical guide to giving our children the tools to navigate the temptations of substance abuse. Her book builds on the latest scholarship in psychology, neuroscience, and child welfare, as well as her own journey parenting while coming to sobriety herself. Jessica’s website is https://www.jessicalahey.com. Follow Jessica on Twitter @jesslahey and Ned at @nedjohnson.
Julie Lythcott-Haims, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult (011)
55:26Today, Ned sits down with Julie Lythcott-Haims, former dean of freshmen at Stanford and author of several books, including Your Turn: How To Be an Adult. He talks with Julie about her just-released book, in which she blends her own experience – as a dean, a mentor, a friend, and a human – with the stories of dozens of twenty- and thirty-somethings she has interviewed about how they launched their adult lives. Her work eschews formulaic notions of adulthood, offering instead compassionate, insightful, and highly practical observations and suggestions, all informed by a rigorous commitment to inclusive, diverse notions of what adulthood can look like. Julie’s website is https://www.julielythcotthaims.com/. Follow Julie on Twitter at @jlythcotthaims and Ned at @nedjohnson.
Mark Salisbury, Tuition Fit: Pulling Back the Curtain on College Pricing (010)
1:01:03This month, Ned talks with Mark Salisbury, CEO & co-founder of TuitionFit, which seeks to make college pricing fully transparent. They talk about trends in pricing, what families need to know going into the admissions process, and TuitionFit’s mission to promote transparency so that students can find a range of affordable & accessible schools and thus expand the range of opportunities available to them after graduation. TuitionFit’s website is https://www.tuitionfit.org/. Follow them on Twitter at @tuitionfit_ and Ned at @nedjohnson.
Ron Lieber, The Price You Pay for College (009)
51:59This month, Ned talks with Ron Lieber, the “Your Money” columnist for the New York Times and author of several books, including the just-released The Price You Pay for College. Ron and Ned chat about how the costs of college and the financial aid system have changed in recent years, what you’re actually paying for, and how to navigate the logistics and emotions of what might well be the biggest financial choice a family ever makes. Ron’s website is https://ronlieber.com/. Follow Ron on Twitter at @ronlieber and Ned at @nedjohnson.