Series: College & Career

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 process and what your teen can do to stand out from the crowd. Plus, how being on student council might actually hurt their chances!

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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 what the data says about “investing” in college. What’s more important: choice of major or choice of college?

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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. Plus, what to say to a teen who’s trying everything to gain status.

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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 her research in education, neuroscience, and teaching. Is memorizing a waste of time? Who can procrastinate and get away with it? How can we help our teens be better learners?

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Ep 143: The Do’s and Don’ts of College Applications

Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick and Jenn Curtis, authors of The Parent Compass, share their wealth of knowledge on the college admissions process and parenting in the late teens.

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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 some of the seven key traits parents can teach their teen to set them up for success.

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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 power of learning. Teaching our teens to live justly starts with a strong family foundation.

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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 relevant in the information age.

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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 his top tips for beating any standardized test–and they are all things under a teen’s control!

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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 knowledge of the psychology of emerging adults. How can we help our teens and 20somethings turn out well?

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