Like a Sponge podcast: Humility’s bad rap
We want our kids to be confident learners. We tell them to “speak up in class” and “fake it till you make it.” But what about that old-fashioned virtue, humility? New research suggests it may be the key to learning.
Like a Sponge podcast: Gifted!
One of the best gifts you can give your child? Raising them to be generous.
Like a Sponge podcast: How about a little gratitude?
Grateful kids are happier, more engaged in school, and more satisfied with their lives. Here’s why gratitude is such a game changer in our material-and-status-obsessed world. We talk to researchers, kids, and a Somalian refugee about how gratitude goes beyond niceties and changes lives.
Like a Sponge podcast: Liar, liar
Today’s kids see celebrities, business moguls, and politicians lie with impunity. Here’s how to raise an honest child in a post-truth society.
Like a Sponge podcast: The power of purpose
Just 40 percent of adults say they feel a strong sense of purpose in their lives, but research shows that a sense of purpose makes people happier, healthier, and more successful. We talked to researchers, parents and kids about how you can help your child begin a path toward a meaningful life.
Like a Sponge podcast: The forgiveness cure
Decades of research show that the ability to forgive is a life skill that helps us build our resilience. In this episode, we tackle some of the biggest misconceptions about forgiveness head on, and explain how teaching kids how to recover from everyday hurts will make them resilient to life's bigger blows.
Like a Sponge podcast: It’s love, actually
The secret ingredient for thriving in our fractured society? It’s feeling unconditionally loved, and the best times to make sure your kids feel it are in your toughest parenting moments. We talked with researchers, kids, and a former white supremacist about how to make sure your kids are getting the message.
Like a Sponge: Kindergarten Confidential
What’s it like to tour 12 elementary schools in search of the best one for your child? Join us as we take a look at one of the weirdest milestones in modern American parenting.
Like a Sponge podcast: Sky's the Limit?
Nine out of 10 parents expect their kids to go to college. Four in 10 kids get there. Tune in to find out how parents from all backgrounds are moving heaven and earth to keep their kids college-bound.
Like a Sponge podcast: The wonder years
Tune in as Like a Sponge explores how parents can embrace early adolescence, one of the most radical stages of brain development in the human lifespan.
Like a Sponge podcast: Their own devices
Kids and screens are inseparable. What’s it really doing to their brains?
Like a Sponge podcast: This is Only a Test
Listen in as Like a Sponge, GreatSchools' new podcast for parents about the science of learning, gets deep into the hotly debated subject of standardized testing.
Like a Sponge podcast: The M-Word
Essential? No doubt. Well-loved? Oh, please. In the first episode of Like a Sponge, GreatSchools' new podcast for parents on the science of learning, we explore why math fills so many Americans with fear and loathing, and what experts are doing to change the math story for your child.