Podcasts + Radio
Mighty Parenting with Sandy Fowler
Parenting teenagers is quite different from parenting toddlers and young children. We want our teens to have a successful academic journey, to be happy and healthy. Yet, many parenting practices prevent that. In fact, they can stress our teens out and push them toward anxiety. And in an effort to see our kids on the road to success, even well-intentioned parents are behaving badly and exacerbating the problems teens are facing. Cynthia Muchnick and Jenn Curtis know this. They are veteran education consultants, experts in the college admissions process, and mothers who provide a roadmap for parents during the pressure-laden teen years. Today they share their expertise with Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler.
The Process on Sirius XM Radio Ch. 109
Hosts Eric Furda, former Dean of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, and Eileen Feikens, Dean of College Counseling at the Dwight-Englewood School in New Jersey welcome Jenn and Cindy to "The Process" to discuss parenting in the age of a hypercompetitive academic environment. Cindy and Jenn offer practical tips on supporting teens through these sensitive years, particularly during the college admission process.
The Love Doctor Is In With Dr. Terri Orbuch on Empower Radio
Teens today are stressed out, sleep-deprived, and over-committed. One of the biggest stressors for teens and their parents is preserving their relationship while navigating a competitive academic environment. Dr.Terri talks to Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick (MA) and Jenn Curtis (MSW), co-authors of the new book, The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World. The Parent Compass provides guidance on what parents' roles should be in supporting their teens' mental health as they traverse the maze of the adolescent years. Muchnick and Curtis discuss how parents can keep their relationship with their teen intact and address topics such as failure, technology/screen time, the importance of family dinner, study skills and more.
Dying to Ask with Deirdre Fitzpatrick
The relationship between parent and teen has never been more important. The problem is it's now more complicated than ever. That's why Cynthia Muchnick and Jenn Curtis wrote The Parent Compass: Navigating your Teen's Wellness & Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World. Neither Muchnick nor Curtis knew families were taking fake rowing pics to scam their way into prestigious schools. But they did know that something awful was brewing in how families pursued college acceptances overall. Both have worked as college counselors for years and were troubled by what they were seeing in their offices. Kids who couldn't speak for themselves. Parents who can't stop talking about their kids' college dreams.
Muchnick and Curtis say now is the time to reboot how you parent and see your kid for who they truly are, and more importantly, who they truly want to become. Failing to do so can have disastrous results.
On this Dying to Ask:
How to be a more effective parent during the teen years.
What the college process is really like right now.
And why pandemic parents need to give themselves a timeout and learn how to listen.
SheSez with Linda Grasso
The Varsity Blues scandal blew the lid off the college admissions process two years ago this month. For many parents, the scandal underscored what they already were feeling: the process of getting your kid into a good college is not only challenging, it can be unfair — and even corrupt. With deferrals, postponements and no standardized testing, COVID has made the process even more challenging.
In this episode, college admissions experts Cynthia Muchnick and Jenn Curtis address how to best support your child through the process as well as how the scandal and Covid have impacted it. Cynthia and Jenn are the authors of The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World— named the number one Best Parenting Audiobook in 2021 by Book Authority.
Life UNfiltered with Lisa Sugarman & Debra Gansenberg, MSW, LICSW on North Shore 104.9FM
Cindy Muchnick and Jenn Curtis, co-authors of The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen’s Wellness and Academic Journey in Today’s Competitive World, stop by to chat about how to be an effective parent during the teen years AND they drop some wisdom about how to do it with confidence and intention.
Heather Dubrow's World
How to Follow Your Parent Compass
Co-Authors Cynthia C. Muchnick & Jenn Curtis join Heather Dubrow to talk about The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World. They discuss extreme parenting and how to manage stress for teens and parents alike!
Connecting with Dr. Kim Swales
In this episode, Kim talks to Jenn Curtis and Cindy Muchnick, authors of The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen’s Wellness and Academic Journey in Today’s Competitive World. They discuss how we show our kids we believe in them, setting goals, and looking at how our own past impacts our parenting. They share their own parenting stories and lots of tips for how to use our compass to guide our kids.
Sunshine Parenting with Audrey Monke
January 22, 2020
"The Parent Compass" authors Cynthia Muchnick and Jenn Curtis join Audrey Monke, speaker, coach, host of the Sunshine Parenting podcast, author of Happy Campers, and Director of Golden Arrow Camps to discuss parenting, academics, and their book, The Parent Compass.
Kids Under Construction with Donna Tetreault
December 7, 2020
"The Parent Compass" authors Cynthia Muchnick and Jenn Bowie Curtis join parenting expert Donna Tetreault to discuss parenting amidst today's harsh realities. How do you help motivate an unmotivated kid? Why is goal setting important? Tune in to find out.
The South Shore's Morning News with Rob and Lisa
95.9 WATD Massachusetts
Knowledge from the Park with Jackson Day
98.5 WYTX South Carolina
"The Parent Compass" authors Cynthia Muchnick and Jenn Bowie Curtis discuss parents navigating the teen years.
The Weekend with Ed Kalegi
Nationally Syndicated Radio Show
Ed Kalegi speaks with Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick and Jenn Curtis about their new book The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey In Today's Competitive World. From the October 10th/11th national radio broadcast of "The Weekend with Ed Kalegi."
Hey, It's Cory Hepola
WCCO News Talk 830
Cory speaks with the co-authors of a new book called The Parent Compass to gain some insight about raising our teenagers to face the pressures of college and the real world in normal times and during our current pandemic.
The Parent Compass, “Navigating Your Teen’s Wellness and Academic Journey in Today’s Competitive World"
Cindy and Jenn join host Gwen Rich to chat about The Parent Compass, today's college admission environment, especially in the age of COVID, and how to raise kids in this complicated landscape.
The Kathryn Zox Show
Episode 1291: Navigating the Future
Jenn Curtis joins host Kathryn Zox, The Social Worker with a Microphone, to discuss why it is important for parents to self-examine when navigating the tween and teen years, what it looks like to misbehave as a parent, the importance of listening rather than fixing, and how to teach kids self-advocacy, even from a young age.
Helping Families Be Happy Podcast
Cynthia and Jenn discuss the themes behind their book, The Parent Compass, with host Christopher Robbins.
Mimosas with Moms
Season 2 Episode 36
Abbey Williams, host of Mimosas with Moms, welcomes Cindy and Jenn, co-authors of The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World. Cindy, Jenn, and Abbey discuss ways to keep the parent-child relationship in tact and set our children up for success on their terms. How can we best support our children for the future in this competitive world we live in?
The Smart Social Podcast
Parents should align themselves with their kid’s aspirations rather than micromanaging them towards goals they’re not interested in, according to college admissions experts Jenn Curtis and Cindy Muchnick. Listen in as host Josh Ochs chats with the co-authors of The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen’s Wellness and Academic Journey in Today’s Competitive World about their goal setting methods for teens.