Aaron Schlein chats with Emily Gaudreau. 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.
(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
Dramatic Travels is an inspirational family travel podcast hosted by Aaron Schlein. Aaron chats with the world’s most passionate and influential travelers who share emotionally-charged memories of the people and places that inspired them to travel and changed their lives forever.