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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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

856-345-9994


Episodes

Insights Into Teens: Episode 86 "Q&A Series: Philosophy, Politics and Stuff"

10/19/2020
This week is another in depth Question and Answers session on topics like philosophy, politics and more. We ask a number of heavy hitting philosophical questions this week such as how would Madison explain love, is there such thing as free will and can we understand happiness without sadness. Following up to our "Running for President" podcast from last week we ask Madison a number of politically motivated questions such as why does politics matter to you, does she think too much money is...

Duration:00:58:56

Insights Into Teens: Episode 85 "Running for President"

10/12/2020
In this episode we take a look at the Presidential Election. We'll explore what the requirements are to run for president and what the process of a presidential election looks like. We'll explain complicated things like the Electoral College in a simple and easy to understand way. Then we'll look at some of the reasons people run for president and some of the drawbacks to being president. Finally we put Madison on the spot as our fictional candidate and ask her some of the real questions...

Duration:01:03:42

Insights Into Teens: Episode 84 "Q&A Series: Money, Family and Education"

10/5/2020
This week to dive back into our Questions and Answers series and get to know Madison a bit more. We're talking topics ranging from Money and Professions to Family and Friends and Education. We'll learn this week if Madison would rather be a boss or an employee, whether she believes money can buy happiness, how she defines success and more when it comes to money and professions. In our Family and Friends segment we'll find out what Madison thinks it is that makes our family amazing, what it...

Duration:00:55:40

Insights Into Teens: Episode 83 "Self-Esteem Revisited"

9/28/2020
In the latest of our "revisited" series we take a deeper look into Self-Esteem, a podcast we did back in episode 5. This time we dig deeper into how to manage self esteem. We'll explore the six pillars of Self-Esteem and go into details regarding how these guiding principles combined with the tips and tricks we talked about in our original podcast can help you improve and manage your self esteem. We'll also recap what we had talked about in Episode 5. We review the signs of high-self esteem...

Duration:00:47:59

Insights Into Teens: Episode 82 "Teens and Trust"

9/21/2020
This week we look at the complicated nature of trust when it comes to our teens. We'll explore the benefits of building a trusting relationship with your teen, how it can help prepare them for adulthood and how it can help with your relationship. We'll talk about ways to build and maintain that trust, some of the dangers that threaten that trust and the pitfalls to try to stay away from. Trust is one of the most important things for teens and adults. It's something that carries you through...

Duration:00:57:41

Insights Into Teens: Episode 81 "Getting To Know You Part 3"

9/14/2020
In this third "Getting to Know You" episode we learn more about Madison through a series of questions, some of which we've never asked before and others are a status check on what's changed since our last "Getting to Know You" podcast. This session was inspired by some back to school questions Madison was answering this week. Her answers as with everything in the world today are colored by the current state of the COVID-19 crisis. Surprising, despite the bleak outlook on the world today...

Duration:00:53:44

Insights Into Teens: Episode 80 "Braces Revisited"

9/7/2020
We flash back to our first podcast about braces and take a look at how far Madison has come in her journey. We'll recap what she's already gone through in phase one of her braces. We'll discuss what has happened in phase two since the original podcast in the series. Then we'll take a look at what is yet to come now that's in phase three and the home stretch. Madison conveys her struggle with some of the challenges of getting braces. She'll talk about the discomfort she's felt at the various...

Duration:00:52:30

Insights Into Teens: Episode 79 "Back to Remote Schooling"

8/31/2020
This week we look at the challenges, concerns and changes to how school will work in the coming weeks amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. What are schools doing to confront early surges in infections, what infrastructure is in place for remote learning, what impact will remote and hybrid learning solutions have on our children and when can we expect a return to some normalcy. We'll look specifically at what Madison's school is doing. The changing environment, evolving messaging and the...

Duration:00:59:22

Insights Into Teens: Episode 78 "Summer in Quarantine"

8/24/2020
This week we're talking about the various things that Madison did this summer in quarantine. COVID-19 has seen the normal summer vacation time period turned on it's head. With a summer filled with stay at home days it's proven challenging to keep Madison occupied and entertained. Without the usual weekend trips, vacations and outdoor activities to draw on we had to get creative with different projects, virtual camps and other things to keep her challenged, engaged and motivated. We'll...

Duration:00:54:40

Insights Into Teens: Episode 77 "Burnout"

8/17/2020
Everyone has or will have to face the prospect of mental, physical or emotional burn out at some point in their lives. With the stress of school and pressures of socializing at an awkward age many teens reach a burn out phase early on. In this episode we'll look at some of the signs and symptoms to keep an eye on. We'll talk about some of the common causes of burn out. We will also look at ways to cope with burn out and how to recover from it while also understanding that burn out and...

Duration:00:58:47

Insights Into Teens: Episode 76 "Relationships"

8/10/2020
In a twist of roles Madison plays host of this weeks show guiding us through some of the finer points of relationships. We talk about what relationships are, the different types of relationships and what a toxic relationships to look out for. We'll talk about the various types of toxic partners to avoid, what to look for and why you should be careful. We'll also talk about what you can do if you do ever find yourself in a toxic relationship.

Duration:00:51:37

Insights Into Teens: Episode 75 "Personal Freedom"

8/3/2020
After a week off we're back with a discussion on Personal Freedom for Teens. We discuss how the proper balance of freedom and boundaries is important for allowing our teens to grow, mature and take on new responsibilities. We'll look at some of the issues that parents face when granting personal freedoms to teens. We'll also look at some of the temptations and consequences of too much personal freedom in teens.We take a look at how to best balance the need for freedom for teens to explore...

Duration:00:36:57

Insights Into Teens: Episode 74 "Family Problems"

7/20/2020
This week we're discussing some of the more common problems that teens face at home with their family. First we'll discuss typical friction points between teens and their parents like teen independence, arguing with your parents, a lack of communication between teens and parents and the need for parents to set boundaries and teens to push those boundaries. We'll also look at how troubles in the home can cause issues for teens. How do parents who are experiencing interpersonal issues and the...

Duration:00:57:19

Insights Into Teens: Episode 73 "Q&A Series: Friends and Family"

7/13/2020
This week we conclude our current Question and Answer Series with questions about friends and family. We learn what it is that Madison looks for in her friends. How she gets along with her friends and what benefits there are to have loyal friends who are interested in taking care of each other. We'll also delve into some family related questions. We'll talk about Madison's brother and some of the trials and tribulations over the years. We'll also discus how Madison gets along with her...

Duration:00:50:11

Insights Into Teens: Episode 72 "Teens and Religion"

7/6/2020
This week we take a deeper look into Madison's beliefs and religious upbringing. We'll take a look at the religious background of her parents, talk about the religious holidays we celebrate and how we celebrate them. We'll also talk about what religious services we attend and our overall beliefs from a larger picture standpoint. Our second segment address statistics on religion and teens. How important is religion to different age groups. What benefits people gain from their faith as well...

Duration:01:02:46

Insights Into Teens: Episode 71 "Q&A Series: Existential and Philosophical Questions"

6/22/2020
This weeks set of questions get's deep. We talk about hypothetical, existential, philosophical and religious questions. From conversation starters such as "would you rather live at the beach or mountains" to philosophical questions like "is it ever ok to lie" we've got a load of unanswered questions. We'll talk about surviving the Zombie Apocalypse to what would you like to be famous for. We'll ask the difficult questions like "do adults automatically deserve respect" right down to "what do...

Duration:00:49:07

Insights Into Teens: Episode 70 "School Refusal"

6/15/2020
Anxiety, stress and fear in a teenager can lead to an unwillingness or inability to attend school. This week we discuss what School Refusal is. We'll look at the symptoms and warning signs to look for. We'll investigate some of the common causes of School Refusal. And we will look at some of the ways that parents and guardians can help their children overcome some of these issues. Teenage years are stressful in nature. Add to that the social awkwardness associated with school, the...

Duration:00:46:12

Insights Into Teens: Episode 69 "Q&A Series: School, Interests and Activities"

6/8/2020
In another of our question and answer series we talk about school, interests and activities. We'll explore what aspects of school Madison enjoys the most, what classes she's learning the most in, her favorite part of school and much more. We'll also talk about her hobbies, what video games she's playing, her collecting hobbies, the music she likes to listen to and much more. We were joined this week by a viewer from Estonia who took advantage of the opportunity to pose some of their own...

Duration:00:42:13

Insights Into Teens: Episode 68 "Making the Grade during COVID-19"

6/1/2020
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic stretches well beyond the devastating impact of the illness itself. The circumstances of quarantine and isolation have far reaching impacts on every facet of life as we know it. This week we explore the impact on teens and their ability to excel academically. Madison had a few surprisingly low grades that left her concerned and a bit shaken. Blaming herself for failure she was pretty hard on herself for the grades. We explore the impact that our current...

Duration:00:49:52

Insights Into Teens: Episode 67 "Balancing Emotions"

5/25/2020
Teens face a deluge of emotions both positive and negative. Balancing those emotions and dealing with them can be a monumental challenge as they tackle all of the other issues associated with being a teenager. This week we look at five different techniques to help you balance those emotions so you can deal with them, keep them in check and turn them into constructive aspects of your personality. We'll look at how to ride the wave of emotions, discuss meditation and mindfulness techniques,...

Duration:01:01:48