Ep 227: Are We Too Hard on Our Kids?

Episode Summary

Ron Fournier, author of Love That Boy joins us to discuss the impact of parents’ expectations. We also break down why parents can become concerned with kids’ popularity, and discuss what Ron learned about fatherhood from American Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama.

This episode will be released to the public on 02-05-2023.

To access this episode ahead of release, log-in or become a member.

Show NotesParenting ScriptsInterview TranscriptGuest Bio

Full Show Notes

You’ve reached member-only content. To access this episode ahead of release, log-in or become a member.

Parenting Scripts

Word-for-word examples of what to say to your teen

You’ve reached member-only content. To access this episode ahead of release, log-in or become a member.

1. Help kids embrace what makes them unique:

(Members Only)

2. Explain the importance of true friends (1 or 2):

(Members Only)

3. Explain the importance of true friends (2 or 2):

(Members Only)

4. Define happiness:

(Members Only)

5. Encourage kids to celebrate their differences:

(Members Only)

Complete Interview Transcript

You’ve reached member-only content. To access this episode ahead of release, log-in or become a member.

About Ron Fournier

Ron Fournier is the New York Times best-selling author of Love That Boy.

Ron is also an award-winning and nationally-acclaimed political journalist.  He’s a 20-year veteran of the Associated Press,  served as editor and publisher of Crain’s Detroit Business, and was previously a senior political columnist and editorial director of National Journal. He’s also written for the Atlantic. 

In addition to his work as a journalist and memoirist,  he co-wrote the New York Times best-selling Applebee’s America: How Successful Political, Business, and Religious Leaders Connect with the New American Community.

He’s the recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award and has won the White House Correspondents’ Association Merriman Smith Memorial Award a record four times. In 2005, Fournier was a Harvard fellow at the Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics, where he currently serves on the Senior Advisory Board.

Ron is currently the President of the public relations and lobbying firm Truscott Rossman.

Want More Love That Boy?

Find him on Twitter.