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TikTok 101: Threats and Benefits to Teenage Users

Despite all the controversy surrounding it, Chinese-owned TikTok is the next big thing for young people’s self-expression. Let’s explore why every person under 25 seems to be obsessed with this social-media powerhouse.

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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 what we can do to prevent it in the first place.

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Ep 126: Make Awkward Conversations Easier

Michelle Icard, author of the new book Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen, joins us to chat about the most important discussions to have with young people these days. We’ll also cover how to make them go smoothly and what parents can do to minimize awkwardness (and arguments) in the process!

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Substance Suspicion: What To Do When You’re Worried Your Teen Is Abusing Drugs

Being concerned that your teen may have drug problems can be difficult for moms and dads, but this sort of issue doesn’t have to be as challenging as you might expect. Let’s take a look at the steps that can be taken when you’re approaching something like this with a young person.

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Ep 125: What To Do With a Negative Teen

Roy F. Baumeister, PhD, bestselling author of Willpower and The Power of Bad, helps us understand our tendency to focus on the negatives and why it’s not all bad. Not winning “the best parent” awards? Turns out that’s not what matters for a successful teen.

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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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Working Out Why Your Teen Doesn’t Like Talking To You

Getting Teens to Open Up Connecting with teens can be practically impossible. You and your teenager both have busy schedules, and even when you can find the time, it’s hard to get through to a closed off teen. On top of all that, it’s not always easy to know what to talk about, especially because…

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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 and how to get the best deal.

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6 Ways to Teach Your Teen Gratitude During the Pandemic

By Arastou Aminzadeh, Co-Founder, BNI Treatment Center If you were to ask a teenager what they feel grateful for during the global pandemic, many would mention TikTok, video games, or Netflix. These pastimes aren’t always engaging, but serve as a welcome distraction from bad news. Who can blame teens for gravitating towards that? Living through…

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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 snap at each other. Plus, what new research in the field of brain waves could mean for our kids in the future.

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