Former Shows & Episodes

Parenting With Playdate Planet

Meryl Neiman

Parenting With Playdate Planet – Will Your Child Be Ready to Compete in Our New Global Economy?

If you are going to listen to just one of my shows, this may be the one. On this week’s episode, I talk with author and educator, Tony Wagner, and entrepreneur and documentary filmmaker, Robert Compton, about the disconnect between what our kids are learning in schools and what they should be learning to be competitive in our new innovative, global economy. If our education system isn’t instilling the creativity, passion, problem-solving, entrepreneurial spirit that our children will need, then what should we be doing as parents to help them gain those skills? Tony and Bob have travelled the world to explore what other countries are doing, and interviewed young innovators and cutting edge businesses to answer this question. You won’t want to miss our conversation. To learn more about their project, purchase Tony’s book, CREATING INNOVATORS: THE MAKING OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WILL CHANGE THE WORLD, and watch Bob’s video interviews, head on over to