Parent Driven Development

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

53 episodes of Parent Driven Development since the first episode, which aired on January 25th, 2018.

  • 037: New Panel Intro - Welcome Chris and Adarsh

    January 2nd, 2020  |  1 hr 23 secs
    growing families, irregular schedules, traveling with kids

    In this episode we welcome two new panelist to Parent Driven Development, Chris Arcand and Adarsh Pandit! We learn a little bit about our new panelist and then dive into topics about irregular work schedules, the kids, traveling with the kids, and our teams growing families.

  • 036: The Process for International Adoption

    December 11th, 2019  |  43 mins 12 secs
    international adoption agencies, parenting school, process for international adoption, things to consider when adopting a child
  • 035: Summer Vacation

    November 20th, 2019  |  43 mins 40 secs
    family vacations, road trips, summer break, summer vacation

    Josh, KWu, JC and Chris reflect back on summer vacations when they were growing up, as well as the differences and similarities they're faced vacationing now as the parent. Plus, road trips are always nostalgic to reminisce on!

  • 034: Extracurricular Activities

    October 30th, 2019  |  56 mins 10 secs
    activities, back to school, extracurricular

    Special guest, Barrett Clark, joins Josh, Kwu, Allison, JC and Chris to discuss back to school and extracurricular activities for kids: how to help your kids find their passion, the expectations of school activities, the financial side, and what it means for the parents. Tune in for a deeper dive!

  • 033: Raising Children Away From Family

    October 13th, 2019  |  50 mins 45 secs
    parent coordination, patience, raising a family, work flexibility

    Adarsh Pandit discusses what it’s like to raise a family, while living away from his parents and other family members. We dive into the importance of building a community with fellow families and how we can all help each other out.

  • 032: Tackling More

    September 11th, 2019  |  42 mins 58 secs
    back to school, engineering, management

    Dana Jones talks about going back to school with four older children and teaching herself to code when they were little. We also talk about some of the similarities of management and parenting.

  • 031: Negotiating A Shorter Workweek

    June 12th, 2019  |  37 mins 55 secs
    communication, remote work

    Itamar Turner-Trauring talks about some of the tactics he wrote about in his book, "You Can Negotiate A 3-Day Weekend", such as overcoming "this isn't normal" and "entitlement" feelings, scheduling your shorter workweek, and optimizing your output value and impact when you're not measuring your working hours.

  • 030: Moving and Traveling Internationally

    May 29th, 2019  |  49 mins 59 secs

    Annyce Davis joins Mandy and KWu to talk about moving and traveling internationally: kids' reactions, the logistics of relocation, the benefits of giving kids worldly experience at a young age, and maintaining relationships with your family when you're not at home.

  • 029: Organizing Conferences

    May 15th, 2019  |  44 mins 55 secs
    balance, conferences, time management

    Andy Croll and Chris Sexton talk about their experiences with juggling organizing conferences and parenting.

  • 028: Primary Caregiving

    May 1st, 2019  |  39 mins 30 secs
    communication, nannies, remote work

    In this episode, Nick Gauthier stops by to talk about being a full-time parent as a man, partner dynamics and making decisions, how having a child has changed the way Nick works, and why he is a big proponent of Communication Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

  • 027: Fear Mongering and Inducing Panic

    April 17th, 2019  |  40 mins 10 secs
    fear, panic, scary

    Due to the "Momo Challenge": the latest in a series of internet "challenges" and urban legends, Chris, Jess, JC, and Mandy talk about fear mongering and inducing panic: What do we do as parents to protect our kids? Do we, as technologists, have an advantage in understanding "hoaxes" better than non-technologists? Should we ignore the hype and "let live and let go?" And how much do we/should we be monitoring our kids?

  • 026: Breastfeeding

    March 27th, 2019  |  42 mins 47 secs

    Allison, Mandy, and KWu talk about their experiences (or non-experiences!) with breastfeeding. They chat about the things people don't tell you, navigating conflicting information, and the challenges and woes of breastfeeding in public.

  • 025: Girls in STEM

    March 13th, 2019  |  40 mins 46 secs
    learning, stem

    Stephanie Rowe, the founder and CEO of Juelez, joins the panel to talk about getting girls involved in STEM. Conversations around topics such as designing into motivation, how parents can help, and gender ensue.

  • 024: Teaching Kids to Code

    February 27th, 2019  |  31 mins 2 secs
    coding resources, learning, teaching

    In this episode, Kevin Whinnery of Twilio joins the show to talk about teaching kids to code: getting them motivated, benefits to becoming coding literate, and using real-world technology and tools to pique their interest.

  • 023: The Holidays: A Retrospective

    February 13th, 2019  |  36 mins 18 secs
    extended family, holidays, religion

    Warning: This episode contains potential holiday spoilers for young children.

    Allison, KWu, and Mandy talk about their holiday experiences: what they did this past year, their feelings about it, old traditions that they try to honor, and what they could do differently in the future.

  • 022: Single Parenting

    January 30th, 2019  |  47 mins 16 secs
    dating, modern families, single parenting

    In this episode, Mandy, Jess, Allison, and KWu talk about single parenting: how it's becoming more common, but that there are still stigmas attached to it, choosing your village, dating, specific challenges, and how others can be supportive.