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The Parent Scoop - bringing education research and knowledge to parents, from parents.

Hosted by Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, Ed.D., education professor and mom of two. 

The Parent Scoop is produced by Marko Kucher (Ameena's husband and partner). The podcast's theme music - Jazz Baba - features their teenage son, Josef Kucher, on guitar. The artwork for the podcast was created by their daughter, Laila Kucher, in collaboration with her dad.

Apr 30, 2020

In this week's episode we look at how young children learn and what they need from their parents during the pandemic. 

Our parent guest this week is Jennifer Keys Adair, PhD, an early childhood education professor at the University of Texas at Austin and mom of three. We talk about ways to balance our children's needs...


Apr 23, 2020

This week’s episode enters the world of books and storytelling to explore ways of talking about social identities and difference with our children. 

Our parent guest on this episode is Mathangi Subramanian, Ed.D., award-winning author, activist, and adoptive parent. We talk about books and storytelling as a way to...


Apr 15, 2020

Our first episode focuses on the challenges facing parents and folks in parenting roles with having their kids at home rather than in school.

Our parent guest on this episode is Chris Steinmeier, Ed.D., co-founder and co-director of the Natural Creativity Center and dad of two. We talk about school at home vs...