Author: Virginia Combs

Ep. 59: College, Careers, and Becoming Adult

Episode Summary Barbara Schneider, co-author of “Becoming Adult,” speaks with Andy about her research on how teens’ environment can influence their thoughts and beliefs on college, work, and what’s possible for them. Full Show Notes Here’s a surprising fact: most teens have NO idea what they want to do when they “grow up.” And even…
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Ep. 58: The Great Outdoors and Teens

Linda McGurk, author of There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather, clues us in on the surprising benefits of outdoor time…and how to get your kid out there in the first place!


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Ep. 57: Your Teen on Power

Episode Summary Erin Clabough joins us for a discussion on the importance of giving teens the right amount of power…and making sure they know how to use it! Instilling a value of empathy is key to making sure teens wield power fairly. And how do you do that? Erin says bribing is an option! Full…
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Ep 56: Make Meaningful Connections

Joanna Guest shares the lessons she (re)learned about meaningfully connecting with your kids while curating her book, Folded Wisdom, a collection of the best of Joanna’s dad’s 4775 notes to her and her brother. An inspiring story packed with parenting takeaways.


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Ep. 55: Build Resilience & Capability in Teens

Author Katherine Lewis speaks with Andy about why kids lack resilience and capability more than ever. By rescuing kids from every micro stressor they may encounter, parents are doing more harm than good – and when it comes to behavior, we want the good stuff! 


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Ep 54: Making Room for More with Minimalism

Christine Koh, author of Minimalist Parenting, reveals how to get more out of your family life by doing LESS. She says “minimalism” isn’t about getting rid of apps and toilet paper, it’s about making room for the stuff that helps your family thrive while cutting back on everything else.


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Ep. 53: Bad Behavior? Ignore It!

Catherine Pearlman, author of Ignore It, explains how to make bad behavior stop by pretending you don’t notice it. Discover Catherine’s secret strategies for eliminating annoying behaviors on this episode. Learn what you can ignore and what you can’t as well as how to re-engage after the behavior stops.


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Ep 52: Get Your Teen to Think

Dr. Jennifer Salerno shares communication tactics that you can put into practice today to start reshaping your relationship with your teen. As founder of the non-profit Possibilities for Change, Jennifer knows a thing or two about impacting the lives of teens!


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Ep 51: Hack Your Parenting

Susan Groner, founder of the Parenting Mentor, shares her wisdom and parenting “hacks” with Andy. Discover Andy’s favorite tips from Susan’s latest book Parenting: 101 Ways to Rock Your World, and Susan’s #1 reason why fights break out between parents and teens. Plus, what to say instead of “Because I said so.”


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