Andy

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…

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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!

Read More

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…

Read More

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!

Read More

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…

Read More