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The #1 Podcast for Parents of Teens

Learn why thousands of parents tune in every week to hear parent-teen researcher Andy Earle interview the world’s top authors and experts on Talking to Teens.

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The #1 Podcast for Parents of Teens​

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Ep 141: Getting Comfortable with Anxiety

Ellen Hendriksen, author of How to Be Yourself, clues us in on what might be triggering your teen’s anxiety and perfectionism--and what you can do to help them overcome...

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Parents Trust Our Experience

Are you tired of hearing the same unhelpful advice about parenting teenagers over and over again? We were…

That’s why we set out on a mission to track down the most unorthodox and exceptional tips on the planet for dealing with tough teenagers. And because our founder is a research psychologist, we verified everything scientifically too.

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A Few Of Our Most Popular Interviews

FBI hostage negotiator, NYT bestselling author of Never Split the Difference, and top communication consultant.

New York Times columnist, author of two NYT bestselling books: Untangled and Under Pressure, and researcher of girls.

World-renowned economist and NYT bestselling author of Messy, Adapt, The Undercover Economist, and more.

Expert on ADHD, anxiety, and gaslighting, and bestselling author of many books, including Gaslighting.

Browse Our Podcast Episodes

  • All
  • Arguments & Defiance
  • College & Career
  • Connection & Persuasion
  • Discipline & Chores
  • Gender Issues
  • Grit & Perseverance
  • Identity Development
  • Risky Behaviors
  • Rules & Limits
  • School & Grades
  • Sex & Dating
  • Social Media
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Success & Motivation

Ep 140: Helping Teens Thrive

Dr. Michele Borba, author of Thrivers and UnSelfie, offers...

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Ep 139: Lessons on Living Justly From Malcolm X

Ilyasah Shabazz, author of The Awakening of Malcolm X,...

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Ep 138: Decoding Boys

Dr. Cara Natterson, author of Decoding Boys, shares her...

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Ep 137: A Different Way to Talk About Puberty

Michelle Mitchell, author of A Girl’s Guide to Puberty...

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Ep 135: Prevent Fractured Families

Dr. Karl Pillemer, author of Fault Lines, reveals to...

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Ep 134: Beat Standardized Tests with These Tips

Ned Johnson, author of Conquering the SAT and The...

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Ep 133: When Does a Teen Become an Adult?

Julie Lythcott Haims, author of Your Turn and How...

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Ep 132: Break Down Barriers to Change

Jonah Berger, PhD, bestselling author of The Catalyst and...

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Ep 131: Emotionally Resilient Boys

Dr. Michael Gurian, author of Saving Our Sons, The...

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Ep 130: Creating Confident Teens

Lydia Fenet, author of The Most Powerful Woman in...

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Ep 129: Struggling Teen? Learning Music Might Be the Answer…

Dr. Anita Collins, music educator and author of The...

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Ep 128: Persuade Your Teen With Story

Lisa Cron, author of the new book Story or...

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Ep 127: How to Heal a Broken Bond

Dr. Joshua Coleman, author of Rules of Estrangement and...

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Ep 124: The Upside of Rude Teens

Rebecca Reid, journalist and author of Rude, sheds light...

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Ep 123: Colleges, Universities, & What You’re Really Paying For

Ron Lieber, author of The Price You Pay For...

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Ep 122: Why Teens Rage and What To Do About It

R. Doug Fields, author of Why We Snap and...

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Ep 121: How to Transform Troublesome Boys

Gregory Koufacos, author of The Primal Method, joins us...

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Ep 118: Lying, Stealing, and Power Struggles

Paul Podolsky, author of Raising a Thief, goes in...

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Ep 117: The Warrior Challenge For Kinder, More Courageous Teens

John Beede, author of The Warrior Challenge, sheds light...

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Ep 116: Time Management for More Focused Teens

Leslie Josel, author of How To Do It Now...

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Ep 115: Beating Substance Abuse and Addiction

Richard Capriola, author of The Addicted Child and a...

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Ep 114: What Teens Can Do Now To Prepare For College

Dr. Pamela Ellis, author of What to Know Before...

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Ep 111: Want Accountable Teens? Ask the Right Questions

John G. Miller, author of five books including Raising...

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Ep 110: Hidden Depression in High Achievers

Cindy Otis, author of True or False and former...

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Ep 108: Prepare Your Teen for Police Encounters

Jonathan Cristall, author of What They Don’t Teach Teens...

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Ep 107: Only 7% of Parents Do This…

Megan Maas, PhD, award-winning researcher at Michigan State University,...

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Ep 106: Teen Brain Hacks

Malin Gutestam, author of Brain Tools for Teens, shares...

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Ep 105: The Hormones Behind Bonding, Relationships, and Sex

Dr. Larry J. Young, author of The Chemistry Between...

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Ep 104: A Good Relationship is Key to Having a Good Teen

Dr. Richard Lerner, author of The Good Teen and...

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Ep 101: Connect Deeper with Vulnerability

Kari Kampakis, author of Love Her Well, joins Andy...

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Ep 100: Artistic Teen? Time to Get Creative…

Bill Deresiewicz, bestselling author and our first ever guest...

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Ep 99: “Mom! Dad! Can I Have Some Money?”

Chris Farrell, co-author of ReThink Money for Children and...

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Ep 97: One Trusted Adult

Brooklyn Raney, author of One Trusted Adult, shares with...

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Ep 95: The Truth About Alcohol

Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind and...

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Ep 94: Why Teens Run Wild & How to Keep Them Safe

Dr. Jess Shatkin, author of Born to be Wild...

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Ep 93: How to Spot & Treat Eating Disorders

Lauren Muhlheim, author of When Your Teen Has an...

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Ep. 92: Raising Successful People

Esther Wojcicki, author of How to Raise Successful People,...

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Ep 91: Not Under My Roof!

Amy Schalet, author of Not Under My Roof reveals...

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Ep 90: What’s Your Teen Thinking?

Tanith Carey, prolific author and journalist, joins us to...

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Ep 88: A Conversation About Race

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, psychologist, educator, and author of...

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Ep 86: The Dark Side of College: Testing, Admissions, & Inequality

Paul Tough, NYT bestselling author, shares what he learned...

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Ep 85: Reaching Resilience

Lindsay Sealey, girl-advocate and author of the new book...

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Ep 83: The Future of Jobs

Terry Iverson, founder of the non-profit Champion Now and...

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Ep 82: An Unconventional Education

Tony Wagner, educator and author of several books, most...

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Ep 81: Creating Genius

Janice Kaplan, NYT Bestselling author, most recently of The...

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Ep 80: The Upside of Messy Teenagers

Tim Harford, author of Messy and accomplished journalist, economist,...

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Ep 79: How “Manhood” is Hurting Our Boys (and Girls!)

Dr. Michael Kimmel, author of the NYT bestselling Guyland,...

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Ep 78: Winning Arguments

Stanley Fish, best-selling author and octogenarian, clues us into...

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Ep 77: Survive the QuaranTEEN!

Dr. Amy Cooper Hakim, author of Working With Difficult...

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Ep 76: Setting Better Boundaries

Linda Perlman Gordon, co-author of Mom, Can I Move...

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Ep 75: “Purpose” Without the Eye-Rolling

Alexis Rockley, author of Find Your F*ckyeah, sat down...

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Ep 74: Growing Strong Girls

Lindsay Sealey, author of Growing Strong Girls and “girl...

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Ep 73: “You ALWAYS do that!”

Cynthia Kane, author of How to Communicate Like a...

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Ep 71: Laziness Ends Here

Dr. Adam Price, author of He’s Not Lazy, shares...

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Ep 70: Sexual Identity Challenges

Richie Jackson, author of the newly-released Gay Like Me...

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Ep 69: Happier Parenting

KJ Dell’Antonia, author of How to Be a Happier...

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Ep 67: The Hidden Secrets of Teenage Success

Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure and...

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Ep 66: Grown and Flown and Still Parenting

Lisa Heffernan, co-founder and author of Grown & Flown,...

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Ep 65: ‘Punishment’ is a Trick Tactic

Dr. Laura Markham, author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Child...

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Ep 64: A Way Through the Toughest Conversations

Dr. Amy Alamar, author of The Parenting Project and...

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Ep 63: Recognizing Strengths to Help Your Teen Thrive

Jenifer Fox, author of Your Child’s Strengths and an...

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Ep 61: Your Teen’s Brain-Body Type

Dr. Robert Keith Wallace, author of Dharma Parenting and...

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Ep 60: Deliberate Parenting for Happy Campers

Audrey Monke, author of Happy Campers, shares the wealth...

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Ep. 59: College, Careers, and Becoming Adult

Barbara Schneider, co-author of “Becoming Adult,” speaks with Andy...

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Ep 58: The Great Outdoors and Teens

Linda McGurk, author of There's No Such Thing As...

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Ep 57: Your Teen on Power

Erin Clabough joins us for a discussion on the...

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Ep 56: Make Meaningful Connections

Joanna Guest shares the lessons she (re)learned about meaningfully...

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Ep 55: Build Resilience & Capability in Teens

Author Katherine Lewis speaks with Andy about why kids...

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Ep 54: Making Room for More with Minimalism

Christine Koh, author of Minimalist Parenting, reveals how to...

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Ep 53: Bad Behavior? Ignore It!

Catherine Pearlman, author of Ignore It, explains how to...

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Ep 52: Get Your Teen to Think

Dr. Jennifer Salerno shares communication tactics that you can...

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Ep 51: Hack Your Parenting

Susan Groner, founder of the Parenting Mentor, shares her...

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Ep 48: Gaslighting and Emotional Manipulation

Stephanie Sarkis, author of Gaslighting, explains how parents should...

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Ep 47: Sex Positive Education for Teens

Gia Lynne, author of On Blossoming, thinks the current...

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Ep 46: Handling Problem Teenagers

David Sortino, author and psychologist, talks about the time...

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Ep 45: Troublesome Teenage Boys

Bill Beausay, the author of Teenage Boys!, talks about...

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Ep 44: Non-Punitive Parenting Strategies

Judy Arnall, the author of four parenting books including...

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Ep 43: How to Stop Yelling at Kids

Bonnie Harris, the bestselling author of When Your Kids...

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Ep 42: Positive Parenting Solutions

Jane Nelsen, the author of the Positive Discipline books...

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Ep 41: Choosing Great Teen Fiction Books

Brandon Mull, author of 15 New York Times Bestsellers,...

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Ep 40: Learning and Study Strategies

Ulrich Boser, author of "Learn Better" and "The Leap",...

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Ep 39: Getting Kids to Listen to You

Chris Smith, bestselling author of The Conversion Code, reveals...

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Ep 38: Giving Advice to Teenagers

Annie Fox, an online adviser to thousands of teens...

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Ep 37: Teach Lessons Using Stories

Paul Smith is the author of three books: Parenting...

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Ep 36: Sex and Pornography Talks

Dina Alexander, the president of Educate Empower Kids and...

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Ep 35: Parenting Like a Badass

Biz Ellis, the host of the "One Bad Mother",...

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Ep 34: Drug and Alcohol Conversations

Robert J. Meyers, the author of "Getting Your Loved...

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Ep 33: Does Your Teen Bully You?

Sean Grover, author of "When Kids Call the Shots",...

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Ep 32: Productivity for Teenagers

David Allen the author of "Getting Things Done", one...

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Ep 31: Eating Disorders and Exercise

Dana Suchow, founder of Do The Hotpants, discusses what...

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Ep 30: Puberty and Body Changes

Suanne Kowal Connelly, author of Parenting Through Puberty, reveals...

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Ep 28: Connect then Redirect

Todd Cartmell, author of 8 Simple Tools for Raising...

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Ep 27: Awkward Talks with Teens

David McGlynn, author of "One Day You'll Thank Me"...

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Ep 25: Mental Strength for Teens

Amy Morin, bestselling author of 13 Things Mentally Strong...

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Ep 24: Adolescent Neuroscience

Lucy Maddox, author of Blueprint: How Childhood Makes Us...

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Ep 23: The Terror of Teenage Rebellion

Neal Thompson, author of Kickflip Boys, discusses the drama...

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Ep 22: Negotiating Rules and Limits

Chris Voss, the former lead international hostage negotiator for...

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Ep 20: Building a Strong Family Culture

Thomas Lickona, author of How to Raise Kind Kids,...

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Ep 19: Teenagers and Self-Motivation

Ned and Bill, the authors of The Self-Driven Child,...

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Ep 18: Christian Parenting Skills

Hannah Seymour, author of The College Girls Survival Guide,...

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Ep 17: Work-Life Balance for Dads

Matt Schneider, an outspoken "dadvocate", co-founder of City Dads...

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Ep 16: Getting College Paid For

Jeannie Burlowski, author of LAUNCH: How to Get Your...

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Ep 14: Chores and Responsibility

Dr. G, author of Get the Behavior You Want...

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Ep 10: Help Teens Cope with Anxiety

Karen Young, founder of the immensely popular psychology blog...

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Ep 8: Teens Who Think Creatively

Jim Davies, author of the book Riveted discusses how...

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Ep 7: The Science of Teen Persuasion

Jake Teeny, persuasion researcher and author of the immensely...

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Ep 6: Don’t Raise a Wimpy Teen

Nick Boothman, New York Times bestselling author of "How...

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Ep 5: Resolving Conflicts with Teens

Lianna Tsangarides, a family therapist and leading expert in...

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Ep 4: Mastering Non-Clinging with Teens

Rachel Scott, yoga teacher, blogger, and founder of Rachel...

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Ep 3: Handling Self-Centered Teenagers

Wendy Behary, author of "Disarming the Narcissist" talks about...

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Ep 2: Getting Yourself in the Right Space

J. Brown, host of the "Yoga Talks" podcast, blogger,...

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Ep 1: Success and Getting What You Want in Life

Bill Deresiewicz, bestselling author of Excellent Sheep, talks about...

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  • All
  • Arguments & Defiance
  • College & Career
  • Connection & Persuasion
  • Discipline & Chores
  • Gender Issues
  • Grit & Perseverance
  • Identity Development
  • Risky Behaviors
  • Rules & Limits
  • School & Grades
  • Sex & Dating
  • Social Media
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Success & Motivation

Ep 140: Helping Teens Thrive

Dr. Michele Borba, author of Thrivers and UnSelfie, offers up research-based ways to help teens thrive. We’ll delve into some of the seven key traits parents can teach their...

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Ep 139: Lessons on Living Justly From Malcolm X

Ilyasah Shabazz, author of The Awakening of Malcolm X, joins us for a talk on race, history, and the power of learning. Teaching our teens to live justly starts...

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Ep 138: Decoding Boys

Dr. Cara Natterson, author of Decoding Boys, shares her insights into the unique issues around raising boys. From silent phases, to gaming, to late bloomers, to body image issues,...

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Ep 137: A Different Way to Talk About Puberty

Michelle Mitchell, author of A Girl’s Guide to Puberty and A Guy’s Guide to Puberty, shares her top tips preparing young people for puberty. Rather than cringing at the...

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Ep 135: Prevent Fractured Families

Dr. Karl Pillemer, author of Fault Lines, reveals to us what his massive survey into estranged family members tells us about the importance of relationships, forgiveness, and thinking twice...

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Ep 134: Beat Standardized Tests with These Tips

Ned Johnson, author of Conquering the SAT and The Self-Driven Child, joins the show a second time to share his top tips for beating any standardized test--and they are...

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Ep 133: When Does a Teen Become an Adult?

Julie Lythcott Haims, author of Your Turn and How to Raise an Adult, brings to the show her vast knowledge of the psychology of emerging adults. How can we...

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Ep 132: Break Down Barriers to Change

Jonah Berger, PhD, bestselling author of The Catalyst and Contagious, shows us the most effective way to be catalysts for change. The first step is to uncover what barriers...

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Ep 131: Emotionally Resilient Boys

Dr. Michael Gurian, author of Saving Our Sons, The Stone Boys, and 20+ books, joins us for a riveting discussion on the hidden ways in which our institutions and...

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Ep 130: Creating Confident Teens

Lydia Fenet, author of The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is You, talks about the top skills young people need to become confident, successful adults who can command...

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Ep 129: Struggling Teen? Learning Music Might Be the Answer…

Dr. Anita Collins, music educator and author of The Music Advantage, explains the surprising and long-lasting positive effects of music on the teen brain. Your teen doesn’t have to...

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Ep 128: Persuade Your Teen With Story

Lisa Cron, author of the new book Story or Die, shows us how to use and create powerful stories that can drive teens to change their bad behavior without...

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Ep 127: How to Heal a Broken Bond

Dr. Joshua Coleman, author of Rules of Estrangement and When Parents Hurt, offers insight on how to repair fractured relationships. Plus, why parental estrangement is becoming increasingly common and...

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Ep 124: The Upside of Rude Teens

Rebecca Reid, journalist and author of Rude, sheds light on the surprising positives to rudeness and how we could all get a bit more rude...without offending anyone!

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Ep 123: Colleges, Universities, & What You’re Really Paying For

Ron Lieber, author of The Price You Pay For College and NYT Your Money columnist, clues us in on what marketing tricks your teen’s favorite colleges might be using...

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Ep 122: Why Teens Rage and What To Do About It

R. Doug Fields, author of Why We Snap and Electric Brain, shares insight from the field of neuroscience on why as evolved as we are, parents and teens still...

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Ep 121: How to Transform Troublesome Boys

Gregory Koufacos, author of The Primal Method, joins us for a discussion on why simply talking to boys doesn’t work--and how parents can instead activate a strong bond with...

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Ep 118: Lying, Stealing, and Power Struggles

Paul Podolsky, author of Raising a Thief, goes in depth on his journey raising a traumatized daughter. Paul describes how to spot the signs and tells us what parents...

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Ep 117: The Warrior Challenge For Kinder, More Courageous Teens

John Beede, author of The Warrior Challenge, sheds light on how to help instill values of kindness, courage, and grit in our young people. Plus, how to approach masculinity...

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Ep 116: Time Management for More Focused Teens

Leslie Josel, author of How To Do It Now Because It’s Not Going Away and global time management expert, shares her passion for planners, productivity, and practicing. Find out...

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Ep 115: Beating Substance Abuse and Addiction

Richard Capriola, author of The Addicted Child and a seasoned addiction counselor, gives us the details on vaping, marijuana use, and drug abuse in teens. Together Andy and Richard...

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Ep 114: What Teens Can Do Now To Prepare For College

Dr. Pamela Ellis, author of What to Know Before They Go, shares key insights on how to best prepare for college. Whether your teen is a senior or seventh...

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Ep 111: Want Accountable Teens? Ask the Right Questions

John G. Miller, author of five books including Raising Accountable Kids and QBQ!, shares his expertise on how to get your teenager to be responsible for their own actions....

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Ep 110: Hidden Depression in High Achievers

Cindy Otis, author of True or False and former CIA analyst, joins Andy to discuss how misinformation snowballs (and how to spot it), the long history of fake news,...

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Ep 108: Prepare Your Teen for Police Encounters

Jonathan Cristall, author of What They Don’t Teach Teens and a career prosecutor, gives Andy the insider scoop on what teens should know to stay calm and collected during...

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Ep 107: Only 7% of Parents Do This…

Megan Maas, PhD, award-winning researcher at Michigan State University, leads us through the latest reports on pornography use among adolescents. Andy learns only 7% of parents have talked to...

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Ep 106: Teen Brain Hacks

Malin Gutestam, author of Brain Tools for Teens, shares what she has learned from decades of working in education. There are a few simple tactics that every teen can...

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Ep 105: The Hormones Behind Bonding, Relationships, and Sex

Dr. Larry J. Young, author of The Chemistry Between Us and researcher at Emory, joins Andy to discuss the hormones that drive humans (and animals!) to form deep bonds...

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Ep 104: A Good Relationship is Key to Having a Good Teen

Dr. Richard Lerner, author of The Good Teen and academic at Tufts University, shares his research on “good” teens and “bad” teens. The key to raising a good one?...

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Ep 101: Connect Deeper with Vulnerability

Kari Kampakis, author of Love Her Well, joins Andy for a heartfelt discussion on parenting mistakes and repairing hurt relationships with our teens. Cat’s out of the bag: out...

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Ep 100: Artistic Teen? Time to Get Creative…

Bill Deresiewicz, bestselling author and our first ever guest on the show, re-joins us for our 100th episode to talk about his latest book The Death of the Artist....

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Ep 99: “Mom! Dad! Can I Have Some Money?”

Chris Farrell, co-author of ReThink Money for Children and Teens and co-founder of FUNancial Freedom, shares his passion for teaching teens money management. Say goodbye to the days of...

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Ep 97: One Trusted Adult

Brooklyn Raney, author of One Trusted Adult, shares with Andy what she’s seen works with teens as a mentor, high school dean, camp director, and parent herself. Having support...

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Ep 95: The Truth About Alcohol

Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind and The Alcohol Experiment, dispels myths around alcohol with Andy and reveals her number one method for talking to teens about...

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Ep 94: Why Teens Run Wild & How to Keep Them Safe

Dr. Jess Shatkin, author of Born to be Wild and expert in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry, clues us into why teens run wild and how we...

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Ep 93: How to Spot & Treat Eating Disorders

Lauren Muhlheim, author of When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder and clinical psychologist, speaks with Andy on spotting and treating eating disorders in teens. Eating disorders are scary,...

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Ep. 92: Raising Successful People

Esther Wojcicki, author of How to Raise Successful People, shares her insights into what we can give teens in the home and the classroom to set them up for...

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