Can Our Kids Handle Criticism

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Featured guests:

Wayne Levine ( for “The Men’s Room.”

Holly Flanders – Olympic and World Cup ski champion

Special Guest, Dr. Jennifer Weberman (The Parenting Playground) for “The Women’s Room.”

I often wonder if our kids can handle criticism. This show is based on this “A Dad’s Point-of-View” column, Constructive Criticism: Are Today’s Millennials too Thin-Skinned to Handle It?

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The Olympics and #Sports at #DadChat with @SmashFit

It’s Olympics time again. We are deluged with commercials and hours and hours of important sports events such as archery, badminton, and rowing oh, and let’s not forget table tennis! What was once a pure “Amateur” world event now has Roger Federer and Kobe competing. How sports have affected all of us was this week’s #DadChat topic. Are you one of those over-bearing soccer parents? Do you live vicariously through your kids athletic endeavors? We talked about all this Thursday, August 2 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., PT. We also discussed the P&G commercials in The Olympics. They were invited to join #DadChat but did not show up. If interested, here is the full transcript.

Heather Frey aka @SmashFit was our co-host!

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Can We Overcome Fear? I say YES!

My son and I had an extraordinary experience this Spring Break while on a ski trip at Mammoth, California. It was just the two of us, since my wife stayed home for work and my older son preferred hanging out with his friends and girlfriend (I can’t blame him, as she’s wonderful).  So, it was a special alone-time-trip with my younger son, David. Together we learned about the possibility to overcome fear.

Because our skiing levels and skiing interests are quite different, we tend to prefer to ski separately.  I have friends there and David had some friends from school that he skied with.  However, we always hook up at some point and one day, after he’d slightly hurt himself and was taking it easy, we skied together. We skied just one area, where there’s a short chair lift and short runs.

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