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Helping A Teenager That Doesn’t Want To Be Helped

Your teenager needs your help – but what do you do if they won’t let you help them? Such a situation can be frustrating, especially if you feel that they have become a danger to themselves. Below are just a few ways to help a teenager that doesn’t want to be helped. Show your concern…

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Assisting students to cope with Exam Anxiety

It is a frightening time for all of us. We’re in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, with so many places shut down and some struggling to reopen. There are also people living in the areas where the infection of coronavirus is getting severe. This shows how we all have our own struggles and ways…

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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? Strong, nurturing, and trusting relationships. Richard shows us how!

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3 Ways to Help Your Teens without Causing Excessive Arguments

Teens are notoriously often at odds with their parents, rebelling, and engaging in behavioural patterns that can be worrying if not downright self-destructive. While many parents despair at their teenagers’ behaviour, and end up frequently embroiled in arguments in order to help set them back in the right track, an argumentative home dynamic is often…

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Ep 103: How Risk-Taking is Hardwired in Adolescent Brains

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers, authors of the new book Wildhood (and bestseller Zoobiquity), explain the four needs of every adolescent as they transition to healthy adults. Plus, the surprising biology behind teen risk-taking behavior, particularly in groups!

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Could Your Teen Be Neglecting These Important Aspects of Their Health?

You don’t have to cast your mind back all that far to remember what it felt like to be a teenager. To live in a strong, agile, flexible body that felt virtually indestructible. To live in a world where consequence seemed an abstract concept that was far in the distance rather than a spectre that…

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Ep 102: Is Your Teen’s Tech Use Healthy, Junky, or Toxic?

Dr. Shimi Kang, author of The Tech Solution and Dolphin Parenting, spreads the word on the three types of tech use (toxic, junk, & healthy) and the consequences of each. Plus how to manage any new apps that teens might get into.

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Helping Your Teen to Decide on a Career Path

Getting things right the first time around can make things easier for your teen later on. Here are a few different things you can do to help your teen along the way!

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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 teens know we’re not perfect!

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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. We discuss if art is even a worthy pursuit for young people today and if so, what can young people expect.

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