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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 96: Getting Over the Awkwardness to Talk About Sex

Cindy Pierce, author of Sexplotation and Sex, College, and Social Media, brings her immense knowledge and humorous vibes to this week’s episode. Porn is wreaking havoc on our teens’...

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Parents Trust Our Experience

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.

Featured Guests

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

  • 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
  • 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 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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Ep 37: Teach Lessons Using Stories

Paul Smith is the author of three books: Parenting with a Story, Lead with a Story, and Sell with a Story. On this episode, he reveals how to tell...

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Ep 36: Sex and Pornography Talks

Dina Alexander, the president of Educate Empower Kids and the author of numerous parenting books, explains how to talk to teenagers about porn and sex, including how to start...

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Ep 35: Parenting Like a Badass

Biz Ellis, the host of the "One Bad Mother", reveals how she found her inner badass as a parent and learned how to be cool again through her kids'...

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Ep 34: Drug and Alcohol Conversations

Robert J. Meyers, the author of "Getting Your Loved One Sober", explores strategies that parents can use to get teenagers to stop using drugs and alcohol. Instead of blaming...

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Ep 33: Does Your Teen Bully You?

Sean Grover, author of "When Kids Call the Shots", discusses the hidden psychology that leads teenagers to bully their parents and reals simple strategies you can use to regain...

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Ep 32: Productivity for Teenagers

David Allen the author of "Getting Things Done", one of the best-selling business books of all time, explains how to get teens excited and motivated about their goals and...

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Ep 31: Eating Disorders and Exercise

Dana Suchow, founder of Do The Hotpants, discusses what parents need to know to discuss eating disorders with a teenager. She also explains how to connect with teenagers about...

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Ep 30: Puberty and Body Changes

Suanne Kowal Connelly, author of Parenting Through Puberty, reveals when to start talking about puberty, how to start the conversation, and the important topics to discuss. Suanne also explains...

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Ep 28: Connect then Redirect

Todd Cartmell, author of 8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids, explains how to get a strong bond with a teenager and then use this as a home base...

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Ep 27: Awkward Talks with Teens

David McGlynn, author of "One Day You'll Thank Me" along with two other books, gets candid about tough talks. By stepping up and doing the awkward talks with his...

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Ep 25: Mental Strength for Teens

Amy Morin, bestselling author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, an expert on how to teach grit and emotional strength, discusses lessons she learned from her years...

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Ep 24: Adolescent Neuroscience

Lucy Maddox, author of Blueprint: How Childhood Makes Us Who We Are, discusses the fascinating science of why social experiences are also heightened during the teenage years. In this...

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Ep 23: The Terror of Teenage Rebellion

Neal Thompson, author of Kickflip Boys, discusses the drama of raising rebellious and defiant teenagers. He reveals some of the strategies he found that worked for getting through to...

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Ep 22: Negotiating Rules and Limits

Chris Voss, the former lead international hostage negotiator for the FBI and author of the bestselling book Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on it,...

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Ep 20: Building a Strong Family Culture

Thomas Lickona, author of How to Raise Kind Kids, reveals how parents can combat the constant barrage of influence on teenagers from peers, media, and the internet. His philosophy...

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Ep 19: Teenagers and Self-Motivation

Ned and Bill, the authors of The Self-Driven Child, discuss the difficulties of getting teens motivated about things like homework. They provide a useful framework for helping teens develop...

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Ep 18: Christian Parenting Skills

Hannah Seymour, author of The College Girls Survival Guide, reveals what she has learned from years of running a Christian advice blog for teenage girls. She explains how to...

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Ep 17: Work-Life Balance for Dads

Matt Schneider, an outspoken "dadvocate", co-founder of City Dads Group, and host of the Modern Dads Podcast, talks to us about what it means to be a father to...

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Ep 16: Getting College Paid For

Jeannie Burlowski, author of LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt-Free and into Jobs They Love Afterward, reveals some incredible tricks for helping your teen get an...

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Ep 14: Chores and Responsibility

Dr. G, author of Get the Behavior You Want Without Being the Parent You Hate!, explains her philosophy on how to instill responsibility and a strong work ethic in...

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Ep 10: Help Teens Cope with Anxiety

Karen Young, founder of the immensely popular psychology blog "Hey Sigmund" talks about how to help teens with anxiety. It starts with listening and not trying to convince them...

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Ep 8: Teens Who Think Creatively

Jim Davies, author of the book Riveted discusses how imagination and creativity work, and how can we help our teens to think outside of the box. He explains the...

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Ep 7: The Science of Teen Persuasion

Jake Teeny, persuasion researcher and author of the immensely popular course "The Psychology of Persuasion" explains what to do when you need to persuade your teen to do what...

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Ep 6: Don’t Raise a Wimpy Teen

Nick Boothman, New York Times bestselling author of "How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less" reveals how to instill perseverance in a teenager. He has...

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Ep 5: Resolving Conflicts with Teens

Lianna Tsangarides, a family therapist and leading expert in Dialectical Behavior Therapy points out that teens are struggling with some significant inner conflicts. Lianna teaches us how to reduce...

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Ep 4: Mastering Non-Clinging with Teens

Rachel Scott, yoga teacher, blogger, and founder of Rachel Yoga, explains the concept of Aparigraha, meaning non-grasping or non-clinging. She says that parents can embody this principle by creating...

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Ep 3: Handling Self-Centered Teenagers

Wendy Behary, author of "Disarming the Narcissist" talks about how to deal with a self absorbed teenager. What is the best way for parents to handle self centered teenage...

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Ep 2: Getting Yourself in the Right Space

J. Brown, host of the "Yoga Talks" podcast, blogger, and founder of his own yoga studio talks about how parents can get themselves into a more open, receptive state...

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Ep 1: Talking About Teens’ Future

Bill Deresiewicz, bestselling author of Excellent Sheep, talks about the conversations he had with students that really had an impact when he was teaching at Yale and Columbia. His...

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