Episode 26: Raising Kids


In today’s episode Dan and Jen look back in time and talk about their childhood as well as raising their own kids in the present time. We talk a lot about technology and how that influences a kid’s life, compared to a life full out adventures outdoors.

Included in this episode is also some vocabulary differences between American and British English, several phrasal verbs, and helpful English expressions and idioms.


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Podcast Notes:

For more learning, including definitions to the vocabulary below, a more complete language focus explanation, and idiom example sentences, download this week's episode guide.

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Vocabulary Sample: 

to be crazy about something

a scrooge


cut through


to be seduced by something

Language Focus: British VS American English

trolley                       street car

push chair/pram       stroller

buggy                       jogging stroller

dummy                     pacifier

nappy                       diaper

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Idioms and Expressions:

to have something at our fingertips: to have something easily accessible to us

to become hooked: to become addicted to; to need for survival

to take the words out of (someone’s) mouth: to say exactly the same thing as (someone else) was thinking or going to say

to become a crutch: to be something that is used too much for support/help; something necessary to do something else  (often used negatively)

to walk the fine line: to balance two different ideas

bring something up to date: to update something so it is relevant with the present


Let’s Connect!

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Tell us about technology in your childhood, did you have a lot of it?

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What did you enjoy doing most as a kid?

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