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The #1 Podcast for Parents of Teens

Learn why thousands of parents tune in every week to hear parent-teen researcher Andy Earle interview the world’s top authors and experts on Talking to Teens.

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The #1 Podcast for Parents of Teens​

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Ep 136: Teens Vs Automation

Kevin Roose, author of Futureproof, speaks with us about what AI and automation means for the future of humans--and how to speak with teens to prepare them to remain...

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Are you tired of hearing the same unhelpful advice about parenting teenagers over and over again? We were…

That’s why we set out on a mission to track down the most unorthodox and exceptional tips on the planet for dealing with tough teenagers. And because our founder is a research psychologist, we verified everything scientifically too.

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A Few Of Our Most Popular Interviews

FBI hostage negotiator, NYT bestselling author of Never Split the Difference, and top communication consultant.

New York Times columnist, author of two NYT bestselling books: Untangled and Under Pressure, and researcher of girls.

World-renowned economist and NYT bestselling author of Messy, Adapt, The Undercover Economist, and more.

Expert on ADHD, anxiety, and gaslighting, and bestselling author of many books, including Gaslighting.

Browse Our Podcast Episodes

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  • Arguments & Defiance
  • College & Career
  • Connection & Persuasion
  • Discipline & Chores
  • Gender Issues
  • Grit & Perseverance
  • Identity Development
  • Risky Behaviors
  • Rules & Limits
  • School & Grades
  • Sex & Dating
  • Social Media
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Success & Motivation
  • All
  • Arguments & Defiance
  • College & Career
  • Connection & Persuasion
  • Discipline & Chores
  • Gender Issues
  • Grit & Perseverance
  • Identity Development
  • Risky Behaviors
  • Rules & Limits
  • School & Grades
  • Sex & Dating
  • Social Media
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Success & Motivation

Ep 86: The Dark Side of College: Testing, Admissions, & Inequality

Paul Tough, NYT bestselling author, shares what he learned in putting together his most recent book The Years That Matter Most. College may have a special place in the...

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Ep 85: Reaching Resilience

Lindsay Sealey, girl-advocate and author of the new book Rooted, Resilient, and Ready, re-joins us to discuss the tips and tricks from her latest book on raising strong girls,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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Ep 78: Winning Arguments

Stanley Fish, best-selling author and octogenarian, clues us into the intricacies of arguments: how argument is a more natural state; destructive arguments; how to get out of one; and...

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Ep 77: Survive the QuaranTEEN!

Dr. Amy Cooper Hakim, author of Working With Difficult People, joins us for a discussion on how to deal with the most common types of difficult people, particularly when...

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Ep 76: Setting Better Boundaries

Linda Perlman Gordon, co-author of Mom, Can I Move Back In With You? and four other books sat down with me this week to explores techniques and strategies for...

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Ep 75: “Purpose” Without the Eye-Rolling

Alexis Rockley, author of Find Your F*ckyeah, sat down with me this week to talk about how you can help your teen find their groove, their vibe, their f*ckyeah--the...

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Ep 74: Growing Strong Girls

Lindsay Sealey, author of Growing Strong Girls and “girl advocate” speaks with me this week about how to help your daughter find, understand, and value her own voice. With...

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Ep 73: “You ALWAYS do that!”

Cynthia Kane, author of How to Communicate Like a Buddhist and Talk to Yourself Like a Buddhist, sat down with me to discuss the communication tactics she has learned...

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Ep 71: Laziness Ends Here

Dr. Adam Price, author of He’s Not Lazy, shares the tricks and tips from his book. Dr. Price and Andy dive deep into all that Dr. Price has discovered...

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Ep 70: Sexual Identity Challenges

Richie Jackson, author of the newly-released Gay Like Me and long-time, award-nominated TV/film and theater producer, joins Andy this week. Richie and Andy discuss how parents can support their...

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Ep 69: Happier Parenting

KJ Dell’Antonia, author of How to Be a Happier Parent, joins Andy for a look at how to get happier while parenting. It’s time for parents to stop thinking...

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Ep 67: The Hidden Secrets of Teenage Success

Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure and storied educator, shares the secrets of what makes teens successful in academics, at home, and in the world. If your...

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Ep 66: Grown and Flown and Still Parenting

Lisa Heffernan, co-founder and author of Grown & Flown, shares her vast knowledge on parenting during the late-teens and even early 20s. Our Kids may be more grown up,...

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Ep 65: ‘Punishment’ is a Trick Tactic

Dr. Laura Markham, author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Child and Peaceful Parent, Happy Sibling, founded Aha! Parenting as a resource for parents who are struggling to control their disobedient,...

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Ep 64: A Way Through the Toughest Conversations

Dr. Amy Alamar, author of The Parenting Project and Parenting for the Genius, takes insight from the educational sphere and applies it to practical parenting techniques to get through...

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Ep 63: Recognizing Strengths to Help Your Teen Thrive

Jenifer Fox, author of Your Child’s Strengths and an education expert, covers the three areas to watch for strengths: learning, relationships, and activities. The key is to embrace your...

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Ep 61: Your Teen’s Brain-Body Type

Dr. Robert Keith Wallace, author of Dharma Parenting and an expert in the physiology-psychology connection, joins us for a lively discussion on how your teen's (and your) brain-body type...

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Ep 60: Deliberate Parenting for Happy Campers

Audrey Monke, author of Happy Campers, shares the wealth of knowledge she’s gained from mentoring kids and camp counselors for the past 30 years. It’s incredible just how many...

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Ep. 59: College, Careers, and Becoming Adult

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...

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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...

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Ep 57: Your Teen on Power

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Ep 48: Gaslighting and Emotional Manipulation

Stephanie Sarkis, author of Gaslighting, explains how parents should handle emotionally manipulative teenagers, partners, and ex-partners. She also shares strategies for preparing your teen to deal with emotionally manipulative...

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Ep 47: Sex Positive Education for Teens

Gia Lynne, author of On Blossoming, thinks the current model of sex education does more harm than good. In this episode, she reveals how to adopt a "pleasure-focused", or...

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Ep 46: Handling Problem Teenagers

David Sortino, author and psychologist, talks about the time he spent working at a school for troubled kids during his twenties. He developed a unique approach, using kinesthetic activities...

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Ep 45: Troublesome Teenage Boys

Bill Beausay, the author of Teenage Boys!, talks about how to build a strong connection with a tough teen and how to challenge teens to step up and handle...

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Ep 44: Non-Punitive Parenting Strategies

Judy Arnall, the author of four parenting books including Discipline without Distress and Parenting with Patience, explains how to stop teenage rebellion and attitude problems instantly using non-punitive parenting...

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Ep 43: How to Stop Yelling at Kids

Bonnie Harris, the bestselling author of When Your Kids Push Your Buttons and Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids, reveals why your kids make you so mad sometimes. In this episode,...

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Ep 42: Positive Parenting Solutions

Jane Nelsen, the author of the Positive Discipline books and founder of the positive discipline movement reveals some positive parenting strategies for rebellious and defiant teenagers. Get your teen...

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Ep 41: Choosing Great Teen Fiction Books

Brandon Mull, author of 15 New York Times Bestsellers, discusses what makes good teen fiction books. He also shares what he's learned about how to get teens reading for...

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Ep 40: Learning and Study Strategies

Ulrich Boser, author of "Learn Better" and "The Leap", discusses the latest research on the science of learning strategies and reveals how you can help your teen to adopt...

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Ep 39: Getting Kids to Listen to You

Chris Smith, bestselling author of The Conversion Code, reveals a step-by-step formula for how to get kids to listen to you and follow your rules. Learn how to deal...

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Ep 38: Giving Advice to Teenagers

Annie Fox, an online adviser to thousands of teens and the author of 12 books including "Teaching Kids to be Good People", reveals the best ways to give teens...

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