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Ep 104: A Good Relationship is Key to Having a Good Teen

Dr. Richard Lerner, author of The Good Teen and academic at Tufts University, shares his research on “good” teens...

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Ep 105: The Hormones Behind Bonding, Relationships, and Sex

Dr. Larry J. Young, author of The Chemistry Between Us and researcher at Emory, joins Andy to discuss the...

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Ep 106: Teen Brain Hacks

Malin Gutestam, author of Brain Tools for Teens, shares what she has learned from decades of working in education....

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Ep 107: Only 7% of Parents Do This…

Megan Maas, PhD, award-winning researcher at Michigan State University, leads us through the latest reports on pornography use among...

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Ep 108: Prepare Your Teen for Police Encounters

Jonathan Cristall, author of What They Don’t Teach Teens and a career prosecutor, gives Andy the insider scoop on...

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Ep 110: Hidden Depression in High Achievers

Dr. Margaret Rutherford, author of Perfectly Hidden Depression and psychologist, chats with Andy about the symptoms--some intuitive and some...

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Ep 111: Want Accountable Teens? Ask the Right Questions

John G. Miller, author of five books including Raising Accountable Kids and QBQ!, shares his expertise on how to...

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Ep 114: What Teens Can Do Now To Prepare For College

Dr. Pamela Ellis, author of What to Know Before They Go, shares key insights on how to best prepare...

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Ep 115: Beating Substance Abuse and Addiction

Richard Capriola, author of The Addicted Child and a seasoned addiction counselor, gives us the details on vaping, marijuana...

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Ep 116: Time Management for More Focused Teens

Leslie Josel, author of How To Do It Now Because It’s Not Going Away and global time management expert,...

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Ep 117: The Warrior Challenge For Kinder, More Courageous Teens

John Beede, author of The Warrior Challenge, sheds light on how to help instill values of kindness, courage, and...

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Ep 118: Lying, Stealing, and Power Struggles

Paul Podolsky, author of Raising a Thief, goes in depth on his journey raising a traumatized daughter. Paul describes...

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Ep 121: How to Transform Troublesome Boys

Gregory Koufacos, author of The Primal Method, joins us for a discussion on why simply talking to boys doesn’t...

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Ep 122: Why Teens Rage and What To Do About It

R. Doug Fields, author of Why We Snap and Electric Brain, shares insight from the field of neuroscience on...

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Ep 123: Colleges, Universities, & What You’re Really Paying For

Ron Lieber, author of The Price You Pay For College and NYT Your Money columnist, clues us in on...

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Ep 124: The Upside of Rude Teens

Rebecca Reid, journalist and author of Rude, sheds light on the surprising positives to rudeness and how we could...

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Ep 127: How to Heal a Broken Bond

Dr. Joshua Coleman, author of Rules of Estrangement and When Parents Hurt, offers insight on how to repair fractured...

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Ep 128: Persuade Your Teen With Story

Lisa Cron, author of the new book Story or Die, shows us how to use and create powerful stories...

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Ep 129: Struggling Teen? Learning Music Might Be the Answer…

Dr. Anita Collins, music educator and author of The Music Advantage, explains the surprising and long-lasting positive effects of...

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Ep 130: Creating Confident Teens

Lydia Fenet, author of The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is You, talks about the top skills young...

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Ep 131: Emotionally Resilient Boys

Dr. Michael Gurian, author of Saving Our Sons, The Stone Boys, and 20+ books, joins us for a riveting...

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Ep 132: Break Down Barriers to Change

Jonah Berger, PhD, bestselling author of The Catalyst and Contagious, shows us the most effective way to be catalysts...

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Ep 133: When Does a Teen Become an Adult?

Julie Lythcott Haims, author of Your Turn and How to Raise an Adult, brings to the show her vast...

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Ep 134: Beat Standardized Tests with These Tips

Ned Johnson, author of Conquering the SAT and The Self-Driven Child, joins the show a second time to share...

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Ep 135: Prevent Fractured Families

Dr. Karl Pillemer, author of Fault Lines, reveals to us what his massive survey into estranged family members tells...

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Ep 137: A Different Way to Talk About Puberty

Michelle Mitchell, author of A Girl’s Guide to Puberty and A Guy’s Guide to Puberty, shares her top tips...

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Ep 138: Decoding Boys

Dr. Cara Natterson, author of Decoding Boys, shares her insights into the unique issues around raising boys. From silent...

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Ep 139: Lessons on Living Justly From Malcolm X

Ilyasah Shabazz, author of The Awakening of Malcolm X, joins us for a talk on race, history, and the...

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Ep 140: Helping Teens Thrive

Dr. Michele Borba, author of Thrivers and UnSelfie, offers up research-based ways to help teens thrive. We’ll delve into...

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Ep 142: Good Troublemakers

Dr. Charlan Nemeth, author of In Defense of Troublemakers, shares her decades of research on underdogs and dissenters with...

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Ep 144: Add More To Life With Subtraction

Leidy Klotz, author of Subtract, shares his research on the science of taking things away, simplification, and subtraction to...

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Ep 145: How To Raise A Better Learner

Dr. Barbara Oakley, author of Uncommon Sense Teaching, delivers the best ways to get ahead in academics based on...

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Ep 146: How AI Impacts Our Teens

John Zerilli, PhD, author of A Citizen’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence, clues us in on how AI is affecting...

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Ep 147: Dedicated, Purposeful Teens

Pete Davis, author of Dedicated, speaks to us about the power of commitment in an age of infinite options....

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Ep 148: The Biggest Financial Decision of Their Lives

Dr. Beth Akers, author of Making College Pay and an economist, takes a cold hard look with Andy at...

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Ep 149: Does Your Teen Look Good On Paper?

Aviva Legatt, author of Get Real and Get In, joins us for a behind-the-scenes look at the college admissions...

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Ep 151: Is Your Teen’s Attachment Style Causing Problems?

Peter Lovenheim, author of The Attachment Effect, shares insight into how attachment styles might be at the root of...

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Ep 152: Alcohol, Drugs, and Prevention

Jessica Lahey, author of The Addiction Inoculation and The Gift of Failure, joins us for a second time to...

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Ep 153: Initiate Change In Your Teen (Using DBT)

Matis Miller, author of The Uncontrollable Child, dishes on how to handle defiant, unruly teens. His practical tips based...

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Ep 154: What to Say to Motivate Your Teen

Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson, authors of The Self-Driven Child, re-join us to talk about their latest book What...

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Ep 155: Growing Apart in Middle School

Judith Warner, author of And Then They Stopped Talking to Me, speaks with us about why the middle school...

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Ep 156: The Funny Thing About Depression…

John Moe, author of The Hilarious World of Depression, joins us for a candid and surprisingly fun look at...

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Ep 157: “Hey! That’s MINE!”

Michael A Heller and Jim Salzman, authors of Mine!, share the hidden rules behind ownership disputes and the secret...

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Ep 158: The Knowledge Gap

Natalie Wexler, author of The Knowledge Gap, clues us in onto the widening knowledge gap: what it is, why...

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Ep 159: Breaking Down Anxiety

Dr. Judson Brewer, author of Unwinding Anxiety, explains how anxiety is in fact a habit--one we can break. He...

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Ep 160: Does Your Family Need a Code of Excellence?

Frank Figliuzzi, author of The FBI Way, shares knowledge on effectively instilling values in a family unit. He walks...

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Ep 161: Secrets to Beating Low Energy

Dr. Steven R. Gundry, author of The Energy Paradox and The Plant Paradox, gives us insight into what the...

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Ep 162: Could You Handle an Emotional Teen?

Andrew Reiner, author of Better Boys, Better Men, explains the new rigid rules for boys and how we can...

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Ep 163: Forget Hormones! What’s Going On Inside the Teen Brain?

Dr. Sarah McKay, author of The Women’s Brain Book, demystifies the research on the brain--the difference between males and...

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Ep 164: How to Modify a Personality

Christian Jarrett, author of Be Who You Want, brings us knowledge on the science of changing: what exactly can...

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Ep 165: Secrets to a Better Connection

David Bradford, PhD, co-author of Connect, shares his insights for how to create a deeper, more meaningful connection with...

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Ep 166: How to Harness the Voice in Your Head

Dr. Ethan Kross, author of Chatter, briefs us on his research on internal chatter: what it is, why it...

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Ep 167: What Self-Directed Learning Can Do for Teens

Diane Tavenner, author of Prepared and founder of Summit Public Schools, joins us to shed light on the practical...

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Ep 168: Having Race Conversations

Matthew R Kay, author of Not Light, But Fire, shares his vast wealth of knowledge on how to have...

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Ep 169: How Early Could Your Teen Retire?

Dan Sheeks, author of First to a Million, gives us a run-down of what early financial independence could look...

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Ep 171: Instilling Compassion for Principled Teens

Dexter Dias, author of The Ten Types of Human, offers insight on the personality “apps” that drive human behavior....

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Ep 173: When to Hand Over Control

Peter Docker, author of Leading From The Jumpseat, gives us pointers on how and when to let go of...

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Ep 174: Key Traits For Resilient Teens

Chris and Holly Santillo, authors of Resilience Parenting, shed light on raising teens who persevere. They’re sharing how teens...

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Ep 175: Creating Open Communication

Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, helps us break through our teenager’s barriers to have vulnerable conversations, solve conflict,...

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Ep 176: Parenting to Prevent Bias

Christia Spears Brown, PhD, author of Unraveling Bias, explains how prejudice develops in children, even if we don’t teach...

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Ep 178: Can Your Teen Confide in You?

Zach Westerbeck, author of You're Not Alone, joins us this week to talk about how mental illness manifests in...

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Ep 180: Can Shortcuts Lead Teens to Success?

Marcus Du Sautoy, mathematician and author of Thinking Better, shares how laziness and the wish for a shortcut can...

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Ep 181: How to Use Mystery to Motivate Teens

Jonah Lehrer, author of Mystery, explains why the unknown is so tantalizing, we just can’t seem to resist. Turns...

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Ep 182: Tips for Tackling “The Talk”

Andrea Brand, author of Stop Sweating & Start Talking, shine slight on why sex talks are so essential,...

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Ep 185: Leaving Home Without Losing Their Roots

Jennifer Morton, author of Moving Up Without Losing Your Way, joins us to discuss how young adults’ identities change...

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Ep 186: Empowering Our Daughters

Jo Wimble Groves, author of Rise of the Girl, shines light on how we can encourage teen girls to...

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Ep 187: Essential Skills for Successful Teens

Mark Herschberg joins us to talk about the kinds of skills they don’t teach in school, like negotiation, planning,...

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Ep 188: Tuning In to Our Teens (and Ourselves!)

Neuroscientists Ted Brodkin and Ashley Pallathra share tips for finding harmony and connection with our teens and with ourselves....

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Ep 190: Teen Vaping

Jamie Ducharme, author of Big Vape, demystifies the vaping industry and explains how teens have been lured into vape...

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Ep 191: Pushing Teens to Their Full Potential

Anthony Lynch, author of No Limits, comes on the show to explain how the right mindset can help...

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Ep 192: Dads And Daughters

Kimberly Wolf, author of Talk with Her, joins us to talk about the challenges facing dads when it comes...

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Ep 193: Healthy Ways to Handle Conflicts

Gabe Carp, author of Don’t Get Mad at Penguins, joins us to talk about how we can...

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Ep 194: Sex Hormones and Your Teen’s Brain

Dr. Louann Brizendine joins us to talk about how sex hormones affect teen’s behavior. Plus, how teens establish a...

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Ep 195: The Mindset of Success

Ruth Gotian, author of The Success Factor, explains how teens can cultivate the right mindset for success. Plus, how...

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Ep 196: Do Genetics Determine Teens’ Behavior?

Jesse Prinz, author of Beyond Human Nature, joins us to discuss the role of both nature and nurture in...

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