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Insights Into Teens

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A father and daughter discussion about the everyday struggles of teens in today's high tech, high pressure world and the parents who are helping them cope with it. We have honest discussions about everything from the mundane to the life changing and we try to sort through the issues together in as painless a manner as possible.

A father and daughter discussion about the everyday struggles of teens in today's high tech, high pressure world and the parents who are helping them cope with it. We have honest discussions about everything from the mundane to the life changing and we try to sort through the issues together in as painless a manner as possible.


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A father and daughter discussion about the everyday struggles of teens in today's high tech, high pressure world and the parents who are helping them cope with it. We have honest discussions about everything from the mundane to the life changing and we try to sort through the issues together in as painless a manner as possible.






Insights Into Teens: Episode 105 "Creativity: D&D Role Playing"

This week we're talking about the benefits of the creative entertainment efforts that go into playing Dungeons and Dragons Role Playing. From sparking creative and imagination to learning about problem solving the fun of Role Playing games can have real benefits to the development of the teenage mind. We'll also discuss our most recent D&D sessions, what they were like, how we interacted in them and what some of our character development efforts were like. We'll relive some of the most...


Insights Into Teens: Episode 104 "Why A Good GPA Is Important"

This week's topic was a viewer suggestion from regarding why it's important to have a good Grade Point Average. We'll talk about what a GPA is and how it's calculated. We'll discus why it's important to have a high GPA and then we'll dig into some of the key benefits to having a high GPA and the downfall of not having a high GPA. Finally we'll talk about some tips and tricks to get your GPA where it need to be and how to keep it there.


Insights Into Teens: Episode 103 "Creativity: Movie Making"

In this week's episode we'll take a look at the creative art of movie making. We'll look at some of the benefits that teens gain from making movies. From expanded vocabulary to stress relief and from learning other languages to improving overall creativity there are a number of benefits for teens when it comes to movie making. Then we'll talk to Madison about her early movie making efforts. We'll learn how she was when she first started making movies, what get her interested in movie making...


Insights Into Teens: Episode 102 "Creativity: Writing"

We’ll take a look at some of the benefits that creative writing offers to our teenagers. Then we’ll talk to Madison about how she’s developed her creative writing skills over the years and what she personally gets from writing Then we’ll take a look at where Madison is with her writing now, what her future in creative writing might look like and get some tips and advice for teens who might be interested in getting into creative writing.


Insights Into Teens: Episode 101 "Creativity: Art"

This week we'll discuss why art is important to the normal development of teens. We'll look at why art is important and some of the key therapeutic and development benefits art offers teens. Then we'll take a deep dive in the Madison and her passion for art. We'll discover how her journey into art started, her preferred medium for artistic expression, where she draws inspiration from and how she developed her own unique style of art. Finally we'll talk about the steps she took to pursue...


Insights Into Teens: Episode 100 "Fun and Games with Dan"

This week we mark our 100th episode with a special guest. Dan Wirth joins us virtually to discuss fun and games and the important role they play in the lives of teens. We'll discuss the finer points of what makes a good game, why challenges in games help us to build character and learn how to interact with others. We'll also talk about how games and play an educational role with their subject matter. We'll also talk about collecting and the benefits that having a passion for building and...


Insights Into Teens: Episode 99 "Hobbies and Activities"

This week we discuss the importance of teens having hobbies and activities to occupy their free time. We'll look at an interesting study from the Department of Health and Human Services that details how teens spend their time throughout the day. We'll look at some of the potential pitfalls of misspent free time by teens and we'll talk about what productive downtime is and how it helps teens. We'll also detail 10 significant benefits that teens gain through hobbies before finally taking a...


Insights Into Teens: Episode 98 "Body Anxiety"

This week we talk about Body Anxiety. We'll talk about what it is and some of the leading causes of Body Anxiety. We'll look at physical appearance concerns in teens in general, how fashion plays a role in Body Anxiety, what physical self evaluation is and the difficulties in combating social expectations that lead to Body Anxiety. Finally we'll look at some of the ways that parents can help with adolescents deal with Body Anxiety, promote a positive self image and better understand the...


Insights Into Teens: Episode 97 "Challenges of COVID on Teens"

With the COVID-19 Pandemic surpassing the one year mark and no apparent end in sight of the restrictions we take a look at how these unusual conditions are affecting our youth. Firsst we'll look at adverse effects of COVID in general on everyone. Then we'll talk about specific challenges facing teens under these difficult circumstances. Finally we'll look at suggestions on coping with the challenges we're all facing. Citing sources from the CDC and United Nations we offer a fact filled...


Insights Into Teens: Episode 96 "Mindful Meditation"

Today we’ll talk about what Mindfulness Meditation is. We’ll explore why teenagers should explore mindfulness meditation. Then we’ll look at the benefits of mindfulness. We will show you how to teach your teens mindfulness meditation. And finally we’ll show you a few simple anxiety exercises and mindfulness activities for teens. Then we’ll finish up with your closing remarks and shoutouts.


Insights Into Teens: Episode 95 "Sleep Anxiety"

This week we're talking about Sleep Anxiety and the stress that cause it and can be caused by it. We'll get a better understanding of how sleep works and the five stages of sleep and how they effect us physically and mentally. Then we'll take a look at why teens often have trouble sleeping and some of the common problems everyone may experience that disrupt sleep. Then we'll take a look at the benefits of deep sleep and how to increase the amount of deep sleep you get.


Insights Into Teens: Episode 94 "Current Events: Insurrection"

This week we address the difficult topic of the January 6th protest turned insurrection at the United States Capitol Building. It was a dark and scary time for our country to see what was thought to be peaceful protestors supporting President Trump's claim of victory in the 2020 United States Presidential election March on the Capitol, lay siege to a joint session of congress and breach the building all for the purpose of disrupting the final stage in certifying the election. We'll discuss...


Insights Into Teens: Episode 93 "Year in Review"

After a few weeks of hiatus over the holiday's we ease back into the swing of things with a little review of the holidays. We'll discuss how we spent Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years and some of the fun activities we were able to do despite the lockdowns still being in place. We'll also talk a little about some of the work we did in the studio and some of the upgrades and changes we made. We get our geek on a bit talking about our new Dungeons and Dragons series that we're doing offline...


Insights Into Teens: Episode 92 "Holiday Special 2020"

This week's episode is all about the holidays. First we'll talk about holiday traditions that we do as a family and ones that we've done over the years. Then we'll have some fun with a little holiday trivia and learn some things about the holidays we didn't know before. And finally we'll finish up with another fun segment of "Would you rather...Holiday Edition". We figured we'd wrap up another great year of podcasting with some fun as we take a few weeks off for the holidays. We'll be back...


Insights Into Teens: Episode 91 "Conflict Resolution"

This week we're talking about conflict resolution. We'll look at some of the common causes of conflict, how conflicts aren't necessarily a bad thing and how we can learn from them. We'll talk about the ten commandments of conflicts and how to handle conflicts with love ones, friends and others. We'll show you the skills you need to cope with conflict, how to avoid turning it into a negative experience and finally we'll discuss the steps to take to reach a conflict resolution. Much of what...


Insights Into Things Christmas Special 2020: A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens was first published in London in 1843 and recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol during a period when the British were exploring and re-evaluating past Christmas traditions, including carols, and newer...


Insights Into Teens: Episode 90 "Pumpkin Spices Up The Family"

This week is a cute kitten episode. We showcase the newest addition to our family, our little kitten Pumpkin. We'll discuss the circumstances of why we decided to expand our family after feeling the loss of one of our beloved elder cats. We'll talk about where we found pumpkin, who we were lucky enough to get her from and the details of the adoption process. The second half of the show is dedicated to Pumpkin herself. The diva of a kitten makes an early and unexpected appearance early on in...


Insights Into Teens: Episode 89 "Teen Acne"

This week we tackle a common problem in adolescents, acne. Specifically we're talking about teen acne. We'll take a look at exactly what acne is from a clinical standpoint and what some of the most common causes of teen acne are. Then we'll take a look at the psychosocial impact of acne on teens. We'll look at how it can trigger depression, low self-esteem and social withdraw. This can lead to negative impact on education and professional work if left unchecked. Finally we'll explore...


Insights Into Teens: Episode 88 "Would You Rather? Round 2"

In this episode we pick up with our little personality game of "Would You Rather" from our previous podcast. This week we ask Madison questions about "Grossed Out", "Future Self", "Extracurricular Activities" and "Dating". We get some very well thought out and some very interesting answers in this weeks edition. We learn that Madison is far more likely to indulge in the performing arts than in sports. We also some interesting reasons why she's not a fan of flying.


Insights Into Teens: Episode 87 "Would You Rather"

We decided to change things up a bit for our Halloween episode and have some fun. We decorated the studio set, threw on our costumes and decided to play a game of "Would You Rather". In this episode we ask Madison a serious of questions on topics such as Technology, Pop Culture, Family, School, Food and Fantasy. We give Madison two choices and she needs to pick which one she would rather go with. It's a fun and interesting little game of personality questions that we play at home from time...