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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 females, the impact of hormones, and why the teenage years are such an exciting time for the brain.

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Ep 162: Could You Handle an Emotional Teen? (What If It’s Your Son?)

Andrew Reiner, author of Better Boys, Better Men, explains the new rigid rules for boys and how we can help our emerging men feel secure in a masculine identity. Plus, tips on how to build emotional resilience in our male teens.

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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 us through creating a code of conduct based on your family’s values, and shares the number one thing everyone gets wrong about consequences.

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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 to better bargaining and leveraging your power as the parent.

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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 living with depression and how to talk to teens about it.

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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 years are such trying times for parents and teens. Judith shares her thoughts on how to make things better for everyone.

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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 Do You Say. Whether your teen is unmotivated or over-anxious, Ned and Bill have just the thing to say.

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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 in DBT all start with one simple step, that’s sometimes harder than it sounds: acceptance!

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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 talk about her latest book and the power of inoculation theory to help teens say no to alcohol, drugs, and other risky behaviors.

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Ep 87: Combatting the Drama of High School

Rosalind Wiseman, author of the classic Queen Bees and Wannabees (the inspiration for the hit film Mean Girls) and four other books, shares her knowledge from over two decades of working with teens and schools. From what dads-with-daughters have to deal with now to where to draw the line on offensive language between mom-and-son, Rosalind has a wealth of insights!

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