The Biggest Job

Hyde School's The Biggest Job Parenting program

Visit the Biggest Job website at www.biggest job.com

The creators of The Biggest Job workshops found the ultimate recipe for reaching one’s unique potential. Based on 40 years of experience, the workshop’s compelling and oftentimes humorous content will focus on 10 Priorities outlined in Laura and Malcolm Gauld’s book, The Biggest Job We’ll Ever Have: The Hyde School Program for Character-based Parenting (Scribner).

  • Parents learn essential skills, critical to shaping family attitudes grounded in strong principles–principles that instill high expectations and develop the necessary tools to meet them.
  • Educators learn how to create dynamic, character-centered learning environments, where their students develop skills that build confidence and distinguish them from others.
  • Professionals hone skills they need to place families on a path that will lead them toward reaching their immediate and long-term goals.
  • Students of all ages experience first-hand how their attitudes, level of effort, and character are the true indicators that will determine whether or not they reach their best potential.
Parenting expert Laura Gauld leading a parenting workshop.

Parenting expert Laura Gauld leading a parenting workshop.

Using the 10 Priorities introduced in the workshops gives astonishing results. Participants from every kind of background have succeeded far beyond any expectations, because of what they learn. If you’re looking for the best resource to help you, your school, or community identify and accomplish personal and professional goals, contact Pam Hardy at 207-504-6792 or phardy@hyde.edu to find out how to participate in a PBJ workshop.

Amazing things happen in families that understand it takes character to build character.

We’ve delivered our message to thousands of families in areas such as Boston, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Greenwich, Harlem, Denver, Miami, and the numbers continue to rise each month. PBJ has also been featured on Maine’s NBC affiliate through a series about parenting.

It all started at Hyde’s boarding schools when we recognized that no matter how charismatic or talented we thought we were as teachers, we needed the parents, the primary influencers, in order to inspire our students to develop their character. So we enlisted our students’ parents to get involved with their children’s educations by working on their own character–right here on our boarding campuses.

It worked! So well, in fact, that we founded our PBJ workshops to expand outreach to parents, families, and professionals around the country. PBJ workshops offer practical and highly effective character-building ideas and experiences in an interactive format that strengthen attitudes and relationships between parents and their children.

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