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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 awkwardness, Michelle suggests we can embrace body changes as the beautiful part of life they are!

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Ep 136: Teens Vs Automation

Kevin Roose, author of Futureproof, speaks with us about what AI and automation means for the future of humans–and how to speak with teens to prepare them to remain relevant in the information age.

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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 about cutting ties.

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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 all things under a teen’s control!

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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 help our teens and 20somethings turn out well?

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5 Sci-fi Books Great for Teens

Finding books that a teenager wants to read is an almost impossible task for many parents. However, the one genre that teens seem to click and connect with more than anything in the market is the sci-fi genre. Sci-fi books teach teens innovation and resilience- that even when the challenges seem endless, there is always…

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Realistic Ways To Practice Self-Care as a Busy Parent

Being a parent is a lot of work. Juggling many responsibilities like taking care of children, working in the office, and making sure the housework is done can take its toll. When you’re busy with everything else, it’s easy to forget about yourself. Self-care is an important part of anyone’s life. Whether it’s a few…

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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 stop teens from changing right now.

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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 communication hurts boys. Not all is lost: there are plenty of ways we can help boys grow into emotionally resilient, thriving men!

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Introducing Your Teen To The World Of Work

When your child begins to reach their late teens, the need to seek out employment creeps ever closer. Unfortunately you can’t put off the world of work, as everyone needs an income to survive. Therefore, it’s vital that you can teach your teen a few lessons to make sure they can generate money in a…

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