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Travel like a maverick: The Emily Gaudreau Story, Pt 1

This is part one of my chat with Emily Gaudreau. Part two is available here.

Emily is the mother of four and the wife of one. Emily is the host of How To Raise a Maverick, a podcast where she explores the challenges of raising kids with work ethic, grit, and empathy–so they become adults with a strong moral core and lust for life.


Book: Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry) by Lenore Skenazy


([3:02]) What is a maverick?

([5:15]) “Free-range parenting” defined

([8:15]) Calculated parenting decisions

([8:40]) A real world version of “Home Alone”

([9:35]) 99.9% of parents have their kids’ best interests at heart.

([10:20]) This is the safest time in the U.S. since the 1960s, according to the FBI.

([11:25]) It’s all about preparing your kids.

([11:50]) Close your eyes and let your child get you across the street safely.

([12:45]) Teach your kids to navigate an airport

([13:40]) When talking to your kids, change your statements to questions.

([13:53]) Emily is a hard (bleep) parent.

([15:40]) Clam bakes in Mazatlan make great memories.

([17:15]) Dogs dig when they’re bored. Children do too.

([17:28]) Beaches are not Emily’s jam.

([29:50]) Medical care advice for traveling parents

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