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.
February 21, 2021
Arguments & Defiance, Connection & Persuasion, Risky Behaviors, Rules & Limits, Sex & Dating, Social Media
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!
February 14, 2021
Connection & Persuasion, Discipline & Chores, Risky Behaviors, Rules & Limits, School & Grades, Social Media, Success & Motivation
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.
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.
May 18, 2020
Gender Issues, Grit & Perseverance, Identity Development, Sex & Dating, Stress & Anxiety, Success & Motivation
Lindsay Sealey, girl-advocate and author of the new book Rooted, Resilient, and Ready, re-joins us to discuss the tips and tricks from her latest book on raising strong girls, resilient and ready for the path ahead but firmly rooted in who they are!
Dana Suchow, founder of Do The Hotpants, discusses what parents need to know to discuss eating disorders with a teenager. She also explains how to connect with teenagers about exercise in a positive way, words you should avoid with teens, and a lesson in negative body image.
August 31, 2018
Grit & Perseverance, Identity Development, Social Media, Success & Motivation
Paul Angone, author of 101 Questions You Need to Ask In Your Twenties, discusses the process of finding your identity and your unique “secret sauce” to bring to the world. The key is to push teens to take on increasingly more responsibility in their lives while also taking the right kinds of risks.
May 24, 2018
College & Career, School & Grades, Social Media, Stress & Anxiety, Success & Motivation
Tim Bono, author of When Likes Aren’t Enough, reveals some strategies parents can use to help teens cope with setbacks and maintain a positive outlook in the face of obstacles and failure. Ultimately, the tools discussed in this interview are things that can also improve your own life if you apply them.