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Ep 109: Can Your Teen Spot the Truth?

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, and how emotion can blind teens (and adults) to the truth.

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Talking To Teens About Skin

Acne and other skin related problems are a big deal for teenagers. It is a completely normal part of being a teenager – hormones play havoc with our skin – but when you are already feeling self-conscious and trying to get to grips with all of the other changes that are happening to your body,…

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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 any police or criminal encounter. Does your teen know their rights?

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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 their teens about porn.

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How to Talk to Your Teen About Financial Responsibility

The teenage years are a time of dynamic change and unpredictability. So it might not seem at first like the best time to learn money management skills. In fact, there is not a better time to learn. Your teenager will be shifting from pocket money to part-time earnings – most likely – and they will…

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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 employ to make their brain work for them–and Malin tells us what parents can do to help.

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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 with each other. Plus, how increasing your teen’s oxytocin could be the key to creating a sociable adult.

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Understanding Your Teenager And What They Need

Teenagers have a habit of pushing people away when they need them the most because they feel like nobody is going to understand them or even care. It can be hard to know how to help teenagers, especially when they have trouble communicating their needs to people who are in positions to help. In this…

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Helping The Teenager That Doesn’t Want To Be Helped

You know that your teenager needs help – but what do you do if they won’t let you help them? Their mental health may be declining, friendships fracturing, or bad choices adding up. You want to do something, but maybe they’re especially headstrong or in denial about their problem; regardless, they don’t want anything to…

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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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