Series: Connection & Persuasion

Ep 126: Make Awkward Conversations Easier

Michelle Icard, author of the new book Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen, joins us to chat about the most important discussions to have with young people these days. We’ll also cover how to make them go smoothly and what parents can do to minimize awkwardness (and arguments) in the process!

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Ep 125: What To Do With a Negative Teen

Roy F. Baumeister, PhD, bestselling author of Willpower and The Power of Bad, helps us understand our tendency to focus on the negatives and why it’s not all bad. Not winning “the best parent” awards? Turns out that’s not what matters for a successful teen.

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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 all get a bit more rude…without offending anyone!

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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 work–and how parents can instead activate a strong bond with their teens to set them up for a thriving healthy adult life.

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Ep 120: The #1 Reason Teens Turn to Tech…

Nir Eyal, author of Indistractable and Hooked and former lecturer at Stanford University, offers new insight into why teens get so “addicted” to technology. Nir suggests the problem might not be as insurmountable as we thought and has a method for how to become indistractable.

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Ep 119: Fresh Advice from Dad

Marc Fienberg, author of Dad’s Great Advice for Teens, helps us kick off the new year with some fresh advice for teens–and the best way to deliver it!

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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 how to spot the signs and tells us what parents can do to help troubled teens heal and transition into adulthood.

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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 grit in our young people. Plus, how to approach masculinity in a healthy way that benefits everyone.

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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 get your teenager to be responsible for their own actions. Plus, the ultimate question to ask when it feels like nothing is working.

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Ep 110: Hidden Depression in High Achievers

Cindy Otis, author of True or False and former CIA analyst, joins Andy to discuss how misinformation snowballs (and how to spot it), the long history of fake news, and how emotion can blind teens (and adults) to the truth.

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