Andy

How Does Social Media Affect Teenagers?

The amount of social media teens use today is staggering, and many parents wonder about social media’s effects on teens. How does social media affect teenagers’ mental, emotional, and physical development? We got answers from Kristin Johnson, author of a guide to online etiquette for teenagers.

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Ep 83: The Future of Jobs

Terry Iverson, founder of the non-profit Champion Now and author of Finding America’s Greatest Champion, talks about the future of the job market–where are the gaps now and what might young people do to best prepare themselves for the world of work? Find out in this week’s episode!

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Ep 82: An Unconventional Education

Tony Wagner, educator and author of several books, most recently his memoir Learning by Heart, joins us this week for a closer look at what really makes a difference in the education of teens. What makes the greatest positive impact on students? How an unconventional education can be advantageous?

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What Parents Need to Know about Teen Dating

It’s confusing for parents when teens venture into the world of teen dating. You probably have a wealth of knowledge, but how do you share this information? By understanding the reality of modern teen dating you can ensure your teen has a safe and positive experience!

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How to Be an Amazing Co Parent

Divorce doesn’t have to be terrible for a child. All it takes is a set of dedicated, empathetic parents and some simple co parenting practices to turn a negative into a positive. In this article, I’ll show you how to excel in your co parenting role.

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Ep 81: Creating Genius

Janice Kaplan, NYT Bestselling author, most recently of The Genius of Women, discusses why 90% of the population thinks only men can be geniuses. Janice and Andy cover what we can talk to and teach our girls about to empower them at a time when we need more geniuses than ever!

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Anger Management for Teens

Highly-emotional teenagers can be hard to manage, but hopefully some of these solutions work for you. Teaching anger management for teens can reduce tension at home while preparing your teenager for a healthier future.

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The Ultimate Guide to Teen Stress

A lot of research has been done and there are proven things parents can do to help with teen stress. In this article, I’ll walk you through what the science reveals are the top stressors for teens along with the best ways to combat teen stress.

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Ep 80: The Upside of Messy Teenagers

Tim Harford, author of Messy and accomplished journalist, economist, and speaker, and I talk about how messiness can play a positive role in your teen’s (and maybe your) life. Turns out you can use messes, randomness, and disorganization to enhance your thoughts and actions, rather than bog you down.

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Ep 79: How “Manhood” is Hurting Our Boys (and Girls!)

Dr. Michael Kimmel, author of the NYT bestselling Guyland, speaks with Andy to discuss boys, men, and everything in between. Masculinity doesn’t have to be “toxic” but the way we teach (or don’t teach) our boys about what it means to be a “man” has dire consequences for us all.

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