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1. Everyone Has Something To Learn, Not Just School-Aged Children

Many tips in this series are focused on raising your kids as best as you can. But a lot of these tips are applicable to teachers too (as well as podcast hosts). For example, much of the topics covered by guests focus on digital minimalism, and reducing your child’s screen time. This is not just a problem for children, excessive screen time is a problem faced by people of all ages. Always remember that anything you teach your kids, can still be applicable for yourself (just like your “please and thank yous”)!

2. Be Open To Changing Your Mind

As a podcast host I talk with various personalities. The best part of a good conversation isn’t what is being said, it’s what is I remember on the drive home, or the next day after the episode has been recorded. Many of my own opinions are challenged throughout this series, for example in episode #20 Martin Fitzgerald talks about freedom in a way that I had never thought before. I, like many, had the interpretation that freedom was to be able to do whatever I liked. But Martin challenged this notion and believes that discipline in your life will result in freedom. This was just one of many situations where my view on a subject has changed through one of these conversations!

3. If It’s Not Applicable Now, It May Be In The Future

If you’re single and saying to yourself, how will a podcast titled “Ideas For Strengthening Your Marriage” help me with my life right now? Well that’s a fair point, but many concepts in these conversations can be applied to other areas of life. For example in episode #16 of our podcast, Nadim El-Rahi says, “Always speak well of each other, even when you’re not together”. In this context he’s referring to how he speaks of his wife, even if they aren’t in the same room or at the same event, but this can be applied to any relationship in life. Imagine if you and your friends only spoke well of each other, this is a shortcut to a positive atmosphere and positive life.

Needless to say, there have been countless lessons learned as host of The Parent-Teacher Project podcast so far, and there are so many more to come!

– Nathan Frazer

This article was inspired by episode #21 of The Parent-Teacher Project entitled Working Together: The Team Behind The Podcast with Jessica George, Marianne Ng, Bernadette Bucalon and Nathan Frazer.

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