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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 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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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 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

Lindsey 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: Talking About Teens’ Future

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 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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Ep 91: Not Under My Roof!

Amy Schalet, author of Not Under My Roof reveals the cultural underpinnings of teen sexual development. Amy and I discuss how a focus on achievement may leave teens feeling...

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Ep 90: What’s Your Teen Thinking?

Tanith Carey, prolific author and journalist, joins us to talk about all the knowledge packed into her latest book, What’s My Teenager Thinking?. Tanith takes us behind “whatever” and...

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Ep 88: A Conversation About Race

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, psychologist, educator, and author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? joins us for a candid and in-depth conversation about...

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

Paul Tough, NYT bestselling author, shares what he learned in putting together his most recent book The Years That Matter Most. College may have a special place in the...

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Ep 85: Reaching Resilience

Lindsey Sealey, girl-advocate and author of the new book Rooted, Resilient, and Ready, re-joins us to discuss the tips and tricks from her latest book on raising strong girls,...

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Ep 83: The Future of Jobs

Terry Iverson, founder of the non-profit Champion Now and author of Finding America’s Greatest Champion, talks about the future of the job market--where are the gaps now and what...

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Ep 82: An Unconventional Education

Tony Wagner, educator and author of several books, most recently his memoir Learning by Heart, joins us this week for a closer look at what really makes a difference...

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Ep 81: Creating Genius

Janice Kaplan, NYT Bestselling author, most recently of The Genius of Women, discusses why 90% of the population thinks only men can be geniuses. Janice and Andy cover what...

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Ep 80: The Upside of Messy Teenagers

Tim Harford, author of Messy and accomplished journalist, economist, and speaker, and I talk about how messiness can play a positive role in your teen’s (and maybe your) life....

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

Dr. Michael Kimmel, author of the NYT bestselling Guyland, speaks with Andy to discuss boys, men, and everything in between. Masculinity doesn’t have to be “toxic” but the way...

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Ep 78: Winning Arguments

Stanley Fish, best-selling author and octogenarian, clues us into the intricacies of arguments: how argument is a more natural state; destructive arguments; how to get out of one; and...

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Ep 77: Survive the QuaranTEEN!

Dr. Amy Cooper Hakim, author of Working With Difficult People, joins us for a discussion on how to deal with the most common types of difficult people, particularly when...

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Ep 76: Setting Better Boundaries

Linda Perlman Gordon, co-author of Mom, Can I Move Back In With You? and four other books sat down with me this week to explores techniques and strategies for...

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Ep 75: “Purpose” Without the Eye-Rolling

Alexis Rockley, author of Find Your F*ckyeah, sat down with me this week to talk about how you can help your teen find their groove, their vibe, their f*ckyeah--the...

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Ep 74: Growing Strong Girls

Lindsay Sealey, author of Growing Strong Girls and “girl advocate” speaks with me this week about how to help your daughter find, understand, and value her own voice. With...

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Ep 73: “You ALWAYS do that!”

Cynthia Kane, author of How to Communicate Like a Buddhist and Talk to Yourself Like a Buddhist, sat down with me to discuss the communication tactics she has learned...

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Ep 71: Laziness Ends Here

Dr. Adam Price, author of He’s Not Lazy, shares the tricks and tips from his book. Dr. Price and Andy dive deep into all that Dr. Price has discovered...

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Ep 70: Sexual Identity Challenges

Richie Jackson, author of the newly-released Gay Like Me and long-time, award-nominated TV/film and theater producer, joins Andy this week. Richie and Andy discuss how parents can support their...

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Ep 69: Happier Parenting

KJ Dell’Antonia, author of How to Be a Happier Parent, joins Andy for a look at how to get happier while parenting. It’s time for parents to stop thinking...

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Ep 67: The Hidden Secrets of Teenage Success

Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure and storied educator, shares the secrets of what makes teens successful in academics, at home, and in the world. If your...

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Ep 66: Grown and Flown and Still Parenting

Lisa Heffernan, co-founder and author of Grown & Flown, shares her vast knowledge on parenting during the late-teens and even early 20s. Our Kids may be more grown up,...

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Ep 65: ‘Punishment’ is a Trick Tactic

Dr. Laura Markham, author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Child and Peaceful Parent, Happy Sibling, founded Aha! Parenting as a resource for parents who are struggling to control their disobedient,...

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Ep 64: A Way Through the Toughest Conversations

Dr. Amy Alamar, author of The Parenting Project and Parenting for the Genius, takes insight from the educational sphere and applies it to practical parenting techniques to get through...

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Ep 63: Recognizing Strengths to Help Your Teen Thrive

Jenifer Fox, author of Your Child’s Strengths and an education expert, covers the three areas to watch for strengths: learning, relationships, and activities. The key is to embrace your...

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Ep 61: Your Teen’s Brain-Body Type

Dr. Robert Keith Wallace, author of Dharma Parenting and an expert in the physiology-psychology connection, joins us for a lively discussion on how your teen's (and your) brain-body type...

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Ep 60: Deliberate Parenting for Happy Campers

Audrey Monke, author of Happy Campers, shares the wealth of knowledge she’s gained from mentoring kids and camp counselors for the past 30 years. It’s incredible just how many...

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Ep. 59: College, Careers, and Becoming Adult

Barbara Schneider, co-author of “Becoming Adult,” speaks with Andy about her research on how teens’ environment can influence their thoughts and beliefs on college, work, and what’s possible for...

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Ep 58: The Great Outdoors and Teens

Linda McGurk, author of There's No Such Thing As Bad Weather, clues us in on the surprising benefits of outdoor time...and how to get your kid out there in...

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Ep 57: Your Teen on Power

Erin Clabough joins us for a discussion on the importance of giving teens the right amount of power...and making sure they know how to use it! Instilling a value...

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Ep 56: Make Meaningful Connections

Joanna Guest shares the lessons she (re)learned about meaningfully connecting with your kids while curating her book, Folded Wisdom, a collection of the best of Joanna’s dad’s 4775 notes...

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Ep 55: Build Resilience & Capability in Teens

Author Katherine Lewis speaks with Andy about why kids lack resilience and capability more than ever. By rescuing kids from every micro stressor they may encounter, parents are doing...

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