Mind the Gap. Teens Talk We Listen

Mind the Gap. Teens Talk We Listen

By Mind the Gap
A Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, a mom of 5 kids, and her teenage son discuss topics relating and affecting teenagers today. Our mission is to bridge the communication gap between parents and their teenage children, to help teenagers find their voice, and for parents to understand how to use theirs.
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Tool Box 6: Boundaries in Dating. Should teens be forced/taught to say yes?
Two weeks ago we posted on our social media pages a question:  Do you think teens should be forced to say yes when asked to dance in relation to a recent article about a school in Utah.  We were surprised by the responses we received and wanted to discuss on the podcast why we believe it's important to allow teens to make a choice that will help them feel safe.   If you would like to see that post and some of the discussions are followers had regarding the topic you can follow us on facebook and instagram: @mindthegap.welisten
17:25
March 19, 2020
Episode 10: Helping Teens Handle Devastating World Events
This week Sherry and Jeremy talk with Austin about how the Corona virus is affecting us globally, locally and right in Austin's own world.  Listen for tips on how to help your teens, as well as younger kids, how to handle these world events that seem very surreal, scary and can disrupt the regular routines that they are accustom to.  We discuss and explain the concept "who knows what is good and what is bad" and how to stay positive and understand that through all things, life is teaching us lessons.
34:28
March 17, 2020
Episode 9| Boundaries in Dating
Clara and Austin are back talking about dating, but this time addressing boundaries in relationships.  Jeremy discusses what a healthy relationship looks like and signs that a relationship could be problematic.   Follow us on instagram @mindthegap.welisten and facebook: Mind The Gap-Teens Talk, We Listen If you have questions for us you would like us to answer, you may email us at: mindthegap.welisten@gmail.com
48:13
March 9, 2020
Episode 8| What’s Right With Teens. Interview with Matt
In a world where society often focuses on the negative aspects of being a teen we highlight an awesome teen making important choices for his future.
30:47
March 2, 2020
Episode 7| Dating: What is dating like for teens today?
Austin and Clara teach us new terminology and what dating is like now in a world with social media, texting, and dm's.  
43:03
February 24, 2020
Episode 6: Suicide Prevention|Interview with teen Brayton and his father Aaron
In this episode we talk about ways to bridge the gap when it comes to teenage depression and suicide. Teen Brayton shares his experience of wanting to end his life and the path that led him to receiving help and how we can help other teens in similar situations.
50:35
February 17, 2020
Tool Box 5: Frenemies and Toxic Relationships
In this short bonus episode, Jeremy gives 6 tools to parents to identify toxic relationships their teens may have, and how to set boundaries with friends. If you have been enjoying our show please leave us a review to help more listeners find us!   For more content and inspiring messages follow us on instagram @mindthegap.welisten or on facebook: Mind The Gap-Teens Talk, We Listen
09:28
February 13, 2020
Episode 5: Boundaries and Bullying
In this episode we tackle the tough topic of bullying. What does it look like from one who has been the victim of bullying and what effect does it have short term and long term. We get to talk to a teenager who was on the receiving end of buying. Join us as we break down what we can do to help our youth set boundaries and how to overcome the effects of being bullied.
55:19
February 10, 2020
Tool Box 4: Why is porn a big deal?
This tool box bonus episode is a follow up episode 4:  The Problem with porn and drugs in teens.  Jeremy lays out how porn affects the brain and relationships.  Great conversation to share with your teens to let them know the "why".
20:20
February 6, 2020
Episode 4: The Problem With Porn And Drugs In Teens
A frank and honest discussion about the dangers of porn and drugs in teens.  What are the signs that there could be a possible problem?  How do we help them not make cell phones and pornography become a problem in their life?  
39:53
February 3, 2020
Tool Box #3: Teen Hack. How to hack your parents!
How to get your parents to say "yes!"  You've heard of "parenting hacks"  well this one is a hack for teens.  How to get the "yes" when you want to hang out with friends.
07:33
January 30, 2020
Episode 3: Perfection
We discuss how to encourage our kids without pressuring them or causing undue burdens on them. What is the difference between striving to do our best versus unhealthy perfectionism?  How do we avoid transferring our own shame of being "less than" by the expectations put on our teenagers?  Expectation vs Growth Mindset.
43:37
January 27, 2020
Tool Box #2: Teenage brain: The need for sleep
Why do teens want to sleep all day?!  Sleep is needed and essential to a teenagers growing and developing brain and body.  How screens are affecting our sleep and what to do about it.
09:43
January 23, 2020
Episode 2: Who I am. Who I am not.
What defines a teens true self worth?  Hint:  It's not how many free throws you made or even your GPA.  Jeremy and Sherry talk with Austin about what things truly define him.  Listen to find out what advice the guitar player of the Killers, Ted Sablay, gave Austin during a guitar lesson.
25:21
January 20, 2020
Tool Box #1: Choices
In this very first Tool Box episode we give you tools as a parent to know how to help your child make their own choices and feel the consequences.  Good or Bad.  In this follow up from our first episode "Choices", Jeremy explains more about the Love and Logic approach to parenting and using consequences.  Look out for these Tool Box episodes that will give parents and teens both tools they need to bridge the communication gap.
08:39
January 16, 2020
Episode 1 Choices: How can we let our teens make their own choices?
The hosts discuss choices teens face today and how parents can set their kids up for success or help them learn from their own failures.  Austin lays down some wisdom as he discusses the importance of trust in a parent teen relationship.
34:16
January 13, 2020
Trailer
We are excited to launch a new podcast for parents AND teenagers. We wanted to create a place where teens can be heard and a place for parents to learn skills on how to communicate with their teenagers. Follow our journey as we tackle some difficult topics and have fun along the way. We get to learn from Austin, a 17 year old high school student and how he views life. Jeremy teaches us some valuable tools and skills to build our relationship. And me, well, I have 5 kids and need all the help I can get. I will post the launch date and where to find us soon.
04:36
January 3, 2020