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Annie Fox, M.Ed., is an internationally respected parenting expert, award-winning author, and a trusted online adviser for tweens and teens.


November 12, 2011

Annie Fox, on the air at 415.ASK.AFOX

Annie Fox, coming soon to a radio near you.

You know how sometimes a conversation can be life-changing? We had one of those yesterday. Even before we finished talking, we knew we were on to something. It was raining. Good day to be inside. Me and David and two neighbors around our dining table. And yes, there were muffins involved. Let me just say for the record, Robin Gianattassio-Malle and Rose  Malle-Gianattassio aren’t just folks we wave at while walking the dog. These women are seasoned, savvy professionals in the areas of media production and business strategies with their own Blue Egg Media company. David, Rose, Robin and I are also kindred spirits. And friends. Lucky for us.

What started as a general question “What are your goals for the coming year?” turned into… “Let’s create a radio show where Annie talks about raising healthy kids by answering parenting questions. And since there’s nothing more compelling than actually hearing the voice of a parent describing what they’re going through, let’s bring in those voices.”

So we’re creating a pilot for a radio show. First step, collect the voices of people who could use help with a parent-child relationship.  If you’re interested in getting your parenting question answered in a future radio show, please call 415.ASK.AFOX (415.275.2369) and leave a voice mail message.  By leaving your question on our voice mail, you give us permission to use your voice recording. You can include your name if you want to or not, but we will need your email address.  Even if we don’t use your recording in the show, I promise I’ll answer your question anyway.

Oh, and one other thing, when you call, you won’t be put “live” on the air so don’t worry about how you look. It’s just a recording.

That’s it. That’s the big idea. I can help you and together we can help other parents. Just call 415.ASK.AFOX and tell me about your current parenting challenge. I’ll take it from there.



  1. Annie,
    What a great idea! It is so needed and I love that parents don’t have to be live. the recording takes the anxiety out of it to a certain degree. Good luck with your show! I will be sure to refer parents your way.

    Comment by Lisa Merlo-Booth — November 12, 2011 @ 6:21 pm

  2. Hi Annie

    Can’t wait to “hear” more! I hope you set this up as a podcast, too- or at least links for replays on your blog.


    Comment by Lynnee — November 12, 2011 @ 11:17 pm

  3. Annie, I LOVE this idea!

    I am recalling walking down Central Park West with you when you were in New York to talk to the Bank Street School community, and you were relaying to me a question a divorced dad had asked and then what your response had been. I remember it so vividly because I was captivated *hearing* Annie Fox counsel rather than reading it. The way you speak is straightforward and no-nonsense, yet full of understanding and compassion for the situation. It leaves a person with the feeling of “Oh, OK, I can do that.”

    It’s going to be great having a radio show where one parent after another can get the same kind of help. Really excited about this development, Annie and David!


    Comment by Jeanne Demers — November 18, 2011 @ 6:31 am

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  5. This is wonderful! I am listening to some of your old podcasts on itunes now! Really enjoying your interview with Robert Rummel-Hudson! Look forward to you radio show.

    Comment by Lauri — December 1, 2011 @ 1:10 pm

  6. I think it is a fantastic idea. Send me the details when you get started and I’ll be happy to give you a shout out from my blog.

    Comment by Jennifer Wagner — December 3, 2011 @ 4:42 pm

  7. Perfect for you. Congratulations!

    Comment by Sharon Silver — January 12, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

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