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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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"...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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....

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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:...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Ep 85: Reaching Resilience

Lindsey Sealey, girl-advocate and author of the new book Rooted, Resilient, and Ready, re-joins us to discuss the tips...

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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...

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Ep 88: A Conversation About Race

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, psychologist, educator, and author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the...

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Ep 90: What’s Your Teen Thinking?

Tanith Carey, prolific author and journalist, joins us to talk about all the knowledge packed into her latest book,...

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Ep 91: Not Under My Roof!

Amy Schalet, author of Not Under My Roof reveals the cultural underpinnings of teen sexual development. Amy and I...

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Ep. 92: Raising Successful People

Esther Wojcicki, author of How to Raise Successful People, shares her insights into what we can give teens in...

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Ep 93: How to Spot & Treat Eating Disorders

Lauren Muhlheim, author of When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder and clinical psychologist, speaks with Andy on spotting...

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Ep 94: Why Teens Run Wild & How to Keep Them Safe

Dr. Jess Shatkin, author of Born to be Wild and expert in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry,...

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Ep 95: The Truth About Alcohol

Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind and The Alcohol Experiment, dispels myths around alcohol with Andy and...

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Ep 97: One Trusted Adult

Brooklyn Raney, author of One Trusted Adult, shares with Andy what she’s seen works with teens as a mentor,...

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Ep 99: “Mom! Dad! Can I Have Some Money?”

Chris Farrell, co-author of ReThink Money for Children and Teens and co-founder of FUNancial Freedom, shares his passion for...

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Ep 100: Artistic Teen? Time to Get Creative…

Bill Deresiewicz, bestselling author and our first ever guest on the show, re-joins us for our 100th episode to...

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Ep 101: Connect Deeper with Vulnerability

Kari Kampakis, author of Love Her Well, joins Andy for a heartfelt discussion on parenting mistakes and repairing hurt...

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