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Andrea Brady
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Andrea Brady

Health US
We have a system called MyFear Zapper, which helps children build self-confidence by teaching them how to face and overcome any type of fearful situation. The system is based on proven psychological techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, a highly successful approach used by many counselors. I'm also a mom of a wonderful 15-year-old, who also happens to be the brains behind MyFear Zapper! It's a great story – ask me about it if you like! I'm also a school board member for our local public school. My interests lie in creative education programs, improving community relations, and responsible spending among public entities.

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Child technology support systems
Qualifications:
  • Experience with child development
  • counseling
  • education
Working for:
Empowering Innovations LLC ( www.myfearzapper.com )

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  • Questions 1
  • Answers 12
  • Followers 10
  • Follows 23
  • Votes given 13
  • Votes received 17
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31May
Which gadgets can help us sleep?

Phones definitely have great apps, but if you're going to have your phone in your bedroom – make sure you turn it on "airplane" or the equivalent, so ...

29May
Is it ever ok to 'steal' from your kids?

Agree! Borrowing, and paying back with interest, is a great lesson. I will borrow from her stash if I need immediate cash and she is not home, but I ...

29May

I agree with Heidi. Stealing is wrong, but borrowing with permission and talking about interest and budgeting and family bills is really good. I wish ...

29May

Obviously the only sensible answer to this question is ‘No’. If parenting is largely about modelling appropriate behaviour to your kids, then nicking ...

29May
Should kids still aspire to traditional goals?

I guess it depends on your definition of "traditional goals." In my view, "traditional goals" are to find your passion, figure out how to get there, ...

09Apr
Should technology replace teachers?

Different kids have different types of learning styles. Some kids do great with online learning; others do not. Also, some subjects lend themselves ...

09Apr

No. There definitely is a place for both teachers and technology in the education process. Teachers must learn how to use technology effectively and ...

12Mar

I think teaching kids to be enterprising is a key skill. I think that being enterprising effects how they manage their time, how they engage with ...

09Mar
Why don’t we have more young entrepreneurs?

Awesome! I'll look forward to hearing about it, and talking about what we can do. Good luck next week & have fun!

08Mar
Why don’t we have more young entrepreneurs?

Great comment, Lorraine! But as you said, teachers (and parents) usually don't have an understanding of what it takes to start a business, and they ...

08Mar

Really interesting to read the comments so far and certainly in my experience the way in which schools get children involved in enterprising ...

08Mar
Why don’t we have more young entrepreneurs?

Thanks, Holly! We think so :) Of course, the inventing probably wouldn't have happened if I weren't in the industry. Actually, that's wrong – it ...

05Mar

I currently see school systems that don’t encourage kids to be passionate about their own ideas. With modern academia – and modern parenting ...

05Mar
Why don’t we have more young entrepreneurs?

Entrepreneurship takes a certain personality type. There is so much risk involved, as well as the need to commit to doing any type of job, any time; ...

05Mar
65% of today’s grade-school children will end up at jobs that haven’t been invented yet. How do we prepare them?

There is a lot of talk these days about "21st Century Skills" for our students: Creativity, Collaboration, Critical thinking & Communication. What ...

05Mar

We live in a very interesting time, we have access to infinite amount of information and tools. Connectors and influencers are a click away and ...

05Mar

One of the most important skills we must prepare today's children for, is "people skills". This is a broad term and can mean different things to ...

05Mar
My 10 year old son has been told he needs an ipad for school is it just me or is this just a lazy approach to teaching?

The wealthier private school districts in our area have gone to providing tablets or other devices for every child. In our district, we are still ...

Q: Which gadgets can help us sleep?

A: Phones definitely have great apps, but if you're going to have your phone in your bedroom – make sure you turn it on "airplane" or the equivalent, so ...

3 years ago

Q: Is it ever ok to 'steal' from your kids?

A: Agree! Borrowing, and paying back with interest, is a great lesson. I will borrow from her stash if I need immediate cash and she is not home, but I ...

3 years ago

Q: Should kids still aspire to traditional goals?

A: I guess it depends on your definition of "traditional goals." In my view, "traditional goals" are to find your passion, figure out how to get there, ...

3 years ago

Q: Should technology replace teachers?

A: Different kids have different types of learning styles. Some kids do great with online learning; others do not. Also, some subjects lend themselves ...

3 years ago

Q: Why don’t we have more young entrepreneurs?

A: Entrepreneurship takes a certain personality type. There is so much risk involved, as well as the need to commit to doing any type of job, any time; ...

4 years ago

Q: 65% of today’s grade-school children will end up at jobs that haven’t been invented yet. How do we prepare them?

A: There is a lot of talk these days about "21st Century Skills" for our students: Creativity, Collaboration, Critical thinking & Communication. What ...

4 years ago

Q: My 10 year old son has been told he needs an ipad for school is it just me or is this just a lazy approach to teaching?

A: The wealthier private school districts in our area have gone to providing tablets or other devices for every child. In our district, we are still ...

4 years ago

Q: How can the internet let kids teach kids?

A: What an awesome site, Tom! Thanks for sharing! Another great option is Amazing Kids!, which is a group that celebrates the amazingness in all our ...

4 years ago

Q: Should we prioritise coding and other tech skills over subjects like Art or languages?

A: I agree with the idea of integrating. As a school board member, I've seen that done quite successfully in our district. Integrating is a great way to ...

4 years ago

Q: What kind of fears does your child have, and how do you address them?

A: Congrats, Richard! Sounds like you have the situation well in hand. And you have used the basics of cognitive-behavioral therapy in your approach, ...

4 years ago

Q: How do you keep kids learning when the snow shuts schools?

A: We treat snow days, which have become extremely rare where we live, as bonus days. If I can, I take off, too, and we play: sit by the fire with ...

4 years ago

Q: How can we encourage children to exhibit good grammar when there is such disrespect for language rules across social media?

A: I'm an English major, too, and I agree with you both that proper language usage is so needed today. We have done something similar to what you are ...

4 years ago

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