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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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".
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.