On Middle Ground Podcast



Feeling nervous about parenting your tween or teen? Perhaps youre right in the thick of raising a teen and looking for a little SERENITY NOW. Weve got strategies on dealing with the reality of school, teen social issues, and understanding why your bright teen does seemingly stupid things sometimes. Find show notes and more at mathformiddles.com/podcast


  • The Problem with Flash Cards and What to Do Instead [003]

    24/01/2017 Duration: 13min

    Rote memorization has been the go-to method for many years along with tricks with fingers, songs, timed tests, and the like.  It works for a select few kids, but for a large population of students, flash cards are failing them because it doesn’t draw upon the way the brain learns, which is through the senses.   This is the problem with MOST math instruction and the biggest issue with flash cards.  Come see what to do instead over at Math for Middles Episode 3.   If you enjoyed this episode of Math for Middles, you won't want to miss our next episode with Michelle Icard, author of Michelle in the Middle.   Take a minute and leave me a rating on iTunes.  This helps other parents find me too.  On Middle Ground Podcast is just getting started.  You'll hear more tips for helping your tweens and teens excel in school and life.

  • What is Academic Wounding and How to Heal

    10/01/2017 Duration: 21min

    Your teens tantrum about doing math homework might not be typical teen moodiness but rather a symptom of an academic wound.  In this episode we'll explore what an academic wound is and then give some steps to help your child heal so they can move forward.  Get show notes at mathformiddles.com/episode-2    Inside of the show notes, you'll also find a free download to help you get the conversation started with your teen.

  • When to Worry About Grades and YES There is a Time Not To

    10/01/2017 Duration: 53min

    In this episode we'll talk about teen development and what is an appropriate amount of struggle for teens when it comes to school work.  Listen in to Kara Scanlon, an educational therapist talk with Adrianne about how to tell when the struggle is appropriate and when it might be time to involve a neutral party like a tutor or therapist.   Get show notes at http://mathformiddles.com/episode-1 Make sure to head over to the notes to grab more helpful tips and additional resources.

  • Doing the Best We Can Parenting Tweens and Teens

    05/01/2017 Duration: 06min

    Welcome to the On Middle Ground Podcast where we'll explore different strategies for parenting tweens and teens.  I am not a parenting expert, but I am right in the trenches with you.  After tutoring teens for the past 10 years, I've come to love the middle schoolers plight.  Listen in today to this kick off episode.  http://mathformiddles.com

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