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The Parent Pep Talk is a heartfelt and humorous podcast filled with advice and understanding from empathetic experts, honest parents, and teens who are willing to talk. It’s for all parents looking for a little perspective, a few well-tested tips, and the feeling that you're probably doing a lot better than you think, even if it doesn’t always feel like it. 

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Jan 30, 2019

“Education is perhaps the greatest superpower of them all.” That’s what Jacki Bragg said during her Teacher of the Year speech at graduation. In this episode, Mrs. Bragg explains what she sees as the true value of school, how involved parents should be, and just how important are grades. In Off the Record, our teen panel answers a question about what to do when your kid won’t tell you what’s going on in school, and one mom Takes One for the Team by sharing a story about why she was convinced her kid would grow up to be, as she says, “A screw up.” Plus, our Safe Kids Tip of the Week helps parents get their kids to school safely.    

Jacki Bragg

Jacki BraggJacki Bragg has been one of the most respected teachers in Maryland for more than 21 years. She has been voted Teacher of the Year by the students and Outstanding Teachers by her colleagues.