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The YouSchool Podcast

The YouSchool Podcast

Hosted by: Scott Schimmel

Go to our YouTube channel to watch the episodes (just search The YouSchool) My nightmare at 20 years old was that I would wake up at 40 and feel deep regret that I lived the wrong life- a really nice, predictable,...

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Episode 69: Scott Schimmel on Critical Knowledge- The Power of Connection

A powerful study on human connection showed that lack of connection can be as stressful as a fight!  When we take that to our interactions with our kids, who as teenagers need to disconnect at a certain level from...
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Episode 68: Scott Schimmel on a Parenting Principle- Time to Circle the Wagons

Circling the wagons gives your kids a strong foundation to return to a complex world. It helps them have an implicit sense that they belong somewhere, which is the pillar of resilience. The more they feel connected to...
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Episode 67: Scott Schimmel on When Bad Things Happen to Good Parents

Bad things happen to good parents- maybe there's a conflict, a kid who forgets their homework, your kid is getting picked on by friends, or doesn't make the team that they were dreaming of. We call these things The...
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Episode 66: Scott Schimmel on The Critical Shifts in Adolescence

Adolescents undergo significant shifts as they transition into adulthood, including physical, cognitive, and emotional changes. These changes include the development of the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain...
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Episode 65: Scott Schimmel on Talking About the Good Life

The YouSchool podcast episode entitled “How to Help Your Kids Find a Good Life” starts with Scott Schimmel’s message about the deep anxiety of parents concerning whether their kids will live a good life. As teenagers...
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Episode 64: Scott Schimmel on In Case of Emergency! The Parent Challenge COACH

As parents, barely a day goes by without an urgent moment to attend to some version of a crisis for our kids. There’s no escaping it. Our lives are intertwined with theirs, and we get pushed and pulled constantly....
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Episode 63: Scott Schimmel on Every Kid Needs Validation

Kids need to be validated by their peers and the adults in their lives. They need a genuine sense of others interested in them, their ideas, interests, strengths, weaknesses, or faults. Developmentally, adolescence is...
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Episode 62: Scott Schimmel on Life Support- The Essential Relationships Every Kid Needs

It’s no secret that human beings are relational creatures. But as loneliness is on the rise and sits at the epicenter of a mental health crisis; still not enough attention is paid to the importance of relationships...
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Episode 61: Scott Schimmel on Teaching Kids the Wisdom of their Emotions

Psychological discomfort is an inevitable part of life. But it's tempting to believe what our culture likes to tell us from every angle: "If you feel bad—don't! Avoid it, escape it, numb it, cut it out, or cut it...
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Episode 60: Scott Schimmel on Every Kid Needs Grief Skills

Loss is an inevitable part of life. Sometimes it comes in the form of acute pain—like the loss of a loved one, a natural disaster, or an accident. Other times it can come through losing something you had hoped...
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Episode 59: Scott Schimmel on Every Kid Needs a Struggle

My struggle is what shaped me. That’s a timeless truth for me, and I’m sure it is true in your life, too. And it’s also true for our kids. So if struggling is so formative, then why do we protect our kids from it? On...
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Episode 58: Scott Schimmel on the Essential Experiences Every Kid Needs

Every kid needs to have their own version of formative experiences. But the question is, which ones? What are the essential experiences every kid needs? Here’s a starting point: Failure: every kid ought to have failed...
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Do you know?

For years we’ve been studying what a young person needs in order to transition into a healthy, thriving adulthood.  

They're uncommon sense ideas, really.

Download this checklist and use it with your students (or kids).

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