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The Underwhelmed Mom

The Underwhelmed Mom


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Burned out? Beyond caring about a clean house? Joanne, Mom of 8, talks all things Mom-related and what really matters.

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Episode 14 begins our study of self-mastery, the MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENT of the self-propelled advantage! Don't miss the introduction and discussion of how parents can teach self-mastery to their very young children, and what often... more

In Episodes 11 & 12, Joanne took a look at the Advantage score earned by both the Public School and Private School educational options. How well do each of these options meet the standards of educational excellence set by the... more

In this episode, Joanne takes a look at the private and parochial school options and how well they offer children the Self-Propelled Advantage. In Episode 11, we learned that the public school option scored a measely 35 out of 99 possible... more

So what are the educational choices in 2013 America? In this episode, Joanne will take a look at the educational options available and how they stack up against each other with regard to giving your student the self-propelled advantage in... more

This episode presents the most compelling method for motivating your CHILDREN and YOURSELF! In Joanne Calderwood's introduction to The Self-Propelled Advantage (SPA), she has used the work of Dan Pink and Dr.... more

In Episode 8 of How to Give Your Kids the Self-Propelled Advantage, Joanne Calderwood talked about a ground-breaking study of Perfect-SAT Scorers by Dr. Tom Fischgrund. She told you some fascinating things about these students... more

Why don't more home-educated kids score perfectly on the SAT? Dr. Thomas Fischgrund, author of SAT Perfect Score: 7 Secrets to Raise Your Score, actually writes that homeschooling is a disadvantage to scoring well on the SAT! What?... more

So we've talked about ATTITUDE being everything, and it is. Motivation and a great attitude go hand in hand the same way demotivation and a crummy attitude go hand in hand. They definitely play off each other. In this episode we'll... more

Wondering how the heck to motivate your kids? If so, you are not in the miniority. Motivation is the number-one issue for most parents when it comes to their children. In this episode, Joanne examines the source of motivation ~ in both... more

Episode 5 is entitled The Three (AMAZING & MAGICAL) Elements of the Self-Propelled Advantage! Of course they are not literally magical, but the results you get from your children certainly seem magical to others. "How do you... more