Episode 64: When They Leave For College

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Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the studio today with special guest Abby West, talking about her oldest going off to college and what that’s doing to her emotionally. Then we discuss a theory of child-rearing that involves no discipline, just an insane amount of positive reinforcement. Plus our Bytes of the Week!

Amy Oztan and Abby West with some West Wing swag
Amy showing off the West Wing swag she got from Abby, which pretty much made her entire week

Following are all of the links and books that we talked about in this episode, and more. If there’s anything you’d like us to talk about in a future episode, please let us know in the comments!

The Common Application for over 600 colleges

The kid is graduating but I am the one in my feelings – The Next Act

A Child Development Expert Says Parents Should Never Punish Their Kids. Really? – Slate

No Spanking, No Time-Out, No Problem – The Atlantic

Sniping! The Best Kept Secret On eBay

Gixen eBay sniping tool

3 Things School Counselors Want You To Know About Their Jobs – NY Times

Gay Talese couldn’t name a female journalist of his generation who inspired him – NY Daily News

Gay Talese ‘Misunderstood the Question’ about women writers, not that it matters – Jezebel

68 Women Writers Gay Talese Should Read – Buzzfeed

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