New Dad at 58
You ever think what would it be like to revisit raising children? What would you do differently and what would you repeat. Having raised two children (Born in 1966 and 1969) I had a child born in 2001 and have the chance to use all that I have learned Through the years to raise this one. Listen to my weekly podcast and hear how things go.
Show about parenting Host Senior Dad Stan Goldberg speaks with parents, educators, experts, and professionals offering cutting edge information about how to raise our children to succeed in the modern world. Hear the latest scandals, disputes, best practices, and food choices from the best sources in the world. Visit the Senior Dad Briefing Rooms that are packed with usable knowledge on teaching methods, homework, Autism, and even a special San Francisco Briefing Room. Listen and learn.
Senior Dad #67 Bullies Big and small
13 Dec 2012 at 3:09am
Seth Rosenfeld was an investigative reporter for the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Chronicle. But it was his work for the Berkeley University newspaper, The Daily Californian that started him on a 30 year journey that culminated in the writing of his book" Subversives the FBI's war on student radicals and Reagan's rise to power". It took five lawsuits for the FBI to release over 200,000 pages of classified information about government spying. Seth Rosenfeld joins Senior Dad Stan Goldberg and gives us some insight into his fascinating book.
Karen Siris a bullying intervention expert joins senior dad Stan Goldberg to discuss...
Senior Dad #66 Risley-Hart Legacy
7 Nov 2012 at 3:02pm
During the 1980?s Todd Risley and Betty Hart conducted breakthrough research on how the number and type of words a child hears from birth to age three effects IQ and determines the child's vocabulary potential for life. I interviewed Todd in December 2006, he passed away in December 2008, and was impressed with the amount of time that was needed to tabulate the results. Now that we are in the computer age techniques are being developed to automate the process and use the results for autism detection as well as vocabulary development. The Lena Research Foundation has invested over $50 million dollars to date for this research. Last year I i...
Senior Dad #65 New Hope
7 Nov 2012 at 3:03pm
Lynn Koegel Co-Director of the Koegel Autism Institute of the University of California at Santa Barbara discusses the early results of new research on Autism. Cure?Inventors are lucky if they create many inventions through their lifetime. Barry Blesser has done that. In 1960s he along with a colleague at MIT converted analog sound into digital sound and put it on a computer, thus enabling all of the digital audio technologies we experience today. Barry is also a philosopher. He describes his philosophical outlook as ?plasticity? nothing is inevitable. He joins me in a Skype video interview to discuss his philosophy and how he interprets th...
Senior Dad #64 Analyzing
7 Nov 2012 at 3:09pm
When politicians and pundits were trying to understand the motivations of voters in ?heartland? America in 2008 they read Joe Bageant's watershed book "Deer Hunting with Jesus.? Joe grew up in Winchester, Virginia, then moved away and became a journalist. When he returned years later to write his book, Joe delved into the psyche of those he grew up with. A keen and aware observer, Joe is able to add clarity to the motivations of the working poor. Joe's insight and understanding of people is not limited to those who he grew up with. He joins me today to discuss not only the people of the heartland but why many people around the world seem t...
Senior Dad #63- Progress
7 Nov 2012 at 3:09pm
A few years ago when I was investigating different methods of teaching children I encountered a teaching method that was gentle yet effective. A small widespread school district in Alaska had adopted a method of teaching where every child learned at their own pace. The method had some elements of the Glasser system which includes a heavy reliance upon choice. The method that was used in Alaska, which I called the Chugach method after the school district that originated it, was a definite paradigm shift. It changed the factory model of education where time is the constant and learning is the variable to a model where learning is the constan...
Senior Dad #062- Yin and Yang of Happiness
7 Nov 2012 at 3:10pm
I want to be happy. I want my kid to be happy. Sound familiar? Most of us want this but getting there is something else. How do we get our kids to expect to be happy? Christine Carter the author of ?Raising Happiness? joins me to chat about how we can promote happiness in our children?s lives and our own.The greater autism community of New York State has been working on a new comprehensive autism insurance bill for two years. They gathered supporters and lobbied legislators. They had victory in sight and it all started unraveling before their eyes to become their worst nightmare. New bill less coverage. Michael Smith, Chairman and Northeas...
Sr Dad 061- All doctored up
7 Nov 2012 at 3:05pm
We are what we eat. We are facing a national epidemic of childhood obesity, hypertension, and high cholesterol from our bad eating habits. Dr Alan Greene, author of ?Feeding Baby Green? joins me in a Skype video-visit to talk about teaching children to love great food by starting them early. Since Alan is a Pediatrician we also discuss the health and education related issues of the Autism epidemic and other health related issues.With autism reported by the Center for Disease Control to be one percent of our population and anecdotal accounting by teachers of much higher numbers, we need to focus on strategies for early diagnosis and treatme...
Senior Dad #60- Holiday Cheer
7 Nov 2012 at 3:05pm
Buy fresh and support local farmers. Senior Dad Stan Goldberg visits the Alemany Farmer's Market with his family for the family's weekly visit.Sara Bennett co-authored ?The Case Against Homework? with Nancy Kalish. Both have been guests on my show in the past. On this show I share with Sara some of my homework wins and losses and she shares with us what the last 3 years running stophomework.com was like.The Spark Program identifies at-risk middle-school students who need to be motivated by the relevancy of school and matches them with people in industry that are employed in the student?s ?dream job?. The student then becomes an intern at ...
Senior Dad #59- 24 Liquor Stores
7 Nov 2012 at 3:11pm
The Tenderloin district of San Francisco has the heaviest concentration of children in the City. It also had 2,000 violent crimes last month. Twenty-four liquor stores are in one four-block area, alongside sex shops, drug users, and the homeless. This is the playground for 3,500 children of the urban poor. When a new liquor store tried to get permitted, community activist Barbara Lopez energized the community and developed a broad based support against the permitting. Is this the turning point in the resurgence of the Tenderloin? Barbara Lopez joins me to update me on how the community came together. She helps me understand a world so diff...
Senior Dad #58- Common Sense
7 Nov 2012 at 3:11pm
When school districts create short lists to evaluate their progress with their small schools, or want a road map to move toward small learning environments, or a coach or consultant to help them refine their small school directions, these short lists have one thing in common. That common element is Inquiry and Learning For Change, based in Oakland, California. John Watkins, Principal of the firm joins me to talk about small schools and a wide range of topics about how our schools and learning environments are changing and the political conditions that may help or inhibit this process. John Watkins- A thinking man?s perspective.Ellie Goldbe...
Senior Dad #57- Too much technology
7 Nov 2012 at 3:12pm
John C. Dvorak is an internationally renowned technology reporter and analyst. John joins us to tell us if you can expect your paper textbooks to be replaced by digital ones shortly.Distracted? this is a very popular word and it describes what is happening to many people in our modern world. We look at our children and see that they can't focus and we wonder whether this is caused by some medical condition or by the way we live. Commercials, technical devices, music and popular entertainment pull us in several directions. Are these the root causes of the distraction of our society? Maggie Jackson, the columnist for the Boston Globe has wri...
Senior Dad #56- Healthy, Happy Kid!
7 Nov 2012 at 3:18pm
Amber LamprechtLearning and reading are unquestionably tied together. No doubt someone can learn without knowing how to read but it makes the acquisition of information a lot harder. Amber Lamprecht specializes in teaching different types of learners how to read. One of of techniques she uses is multi-sensory learning. We discuss this as well as how the 20 percent of our population that are dyslectic-thinkers need to be trained to use their talents to learn to read. We also focus on the effects on children when we delay addressing the issues around learning to read until later grades. Amber shares with us what parents should look for as si...
Senior Dad #55- IEP4all
7 Nov 2012 at 3:19pm
Mel Levine on Individual Education plan for all.The Sustainable ChefThroughout his life Bryant Terry has tried many different diet plans. As a Chef he has explored cuisine from varied corners of the United States. Nationally known, he has participated in sustainable garden projects on both coasts and he has appeared in a featured article in the Sunday New York Times Magazine. Now a Berkeley resident, he has spoken at Alice Water?s and Ann Cooper?s school food project.In this conversation we chat about his new book ?The Vegan Soul Kitchen? as well as his cooking roots, growing organic produce at home, school food, sustainable gardening, buy...
Senior Dad #54- Head Start, Then, Now and the Future
7 Nov 2012 at 3:19pm
Todd Risley, noted researcher was one of the team that named ?time outs?, a tool that parents have been employing as a technique to help them retain their sanity as their children grow. Todd?s major work, along with researcher Betty Hart, was a study that showed convincingly that the more a parent talks to their child, between birth and age three, the larger the child?s vocabulary, and the higher the child?s IQ. Start behind, stay behind. I recently learned of Todd?s passing in December 2008. As we remember the contributions of Todd I am broadcasting my interview with Todd from December 2006. The interview was conducted while Todd was home...
Senior Dad #53- Less Money, More Issues
7 Nov 2012 at 3:20pm
This show has two ?Briefs?. Mel Levine chats with me about ?Trust?. I am also joined by Susan Barnes the founder of ?Classes for Causes and we learn what is happening there. The last story on the show is from Mike Henry an involved parent. We here the frightening escalation of punishment his son received from the school district and in a post script I share another ?Racism? story in it?s not racism, it?s EGO.