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Teen Life Podcast

By Teen Life
Teenagers are not a problem to be solved! But we are here to help you equip teenagers through the power of connection. The Teen Life Podcast is presented by Teen Life and hosted by Chris Robey and Karlie Duke. Each week we will tackle a relevant teen topic, cover a current trend, and leave you with a helpful tip. This podcast is for anyone who lives, works, or interacts with teenagers. Subscribe and join us as we talk about all things teenagers!
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How to Talk About School Shootings
We wish you never had to have this conversation, but it is an important one in light of the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. In this brief episode, Karlie talks through some tips on how to talk about school shootings and also gives some ideas for how to be part of the solution moving forward. We hope this is a helpful resource as you continue to connect with the teenagers in your life.  . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Teen Life Volunteer Training - YouTube: Teen Life Intro - Contact us about Teen Life Support Groups: tobin@teenlife.ngo . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera & Tobin Hodges Hosted by: Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
09:37
May 26, 2022
Episode 56: Teen Virtues & Marvel
Join Chris and Karlie in one of their most important conversations to date. Learn this simple trick to harness the power of words to encourage and affirm teens. You’ll also love this episode’s deep dive into the world of Marvel, parental warnings and great takeaways. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Enchanted Learning: Virtues Vocabulary Word List - Space.com: Marvel Movies in Chronological Order - Common Sense Media - Disney+: Marvel - Teen Life Podcast: Episode 48: Pornography & Acronyms 2 (includes tip on Disney+ content changes) . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera & Tobin Hodges Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
25:20
May 24, 2022
Episode 55: End of School & Graduation Gifts
The end of the year is a busy, sometimes stressful time for students, teachers, and parents alike. As everyone wraps up another school year, we’ve got tips and tricks for finishing the year strong, out-of-the-box graduation gifts, and keeping in touch after commencement. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Teen Life Podcast: Episode 7: Overcoming Obstacles & Graduation - Teen Life Podcast: Episode 37: How to Start & Sabbaticals . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera & Tobin Hodges Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
21:32
May 17, 2022
Episode 54: Mental Health Awareness & BookTok
Even now, there are many misconceptions about mental health problems and their treatment. Join Chris and Karlie as they talk about common myths versus the reality of mental health issues. Then, have you heard of BookTok? Don’t miss this overview of the latest social media trend to hit TikTok. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - MentalHealth.gov: Mental Health Myths & Facts - NAMI: 2020 Mental Health by the Numbers - Texas Health & Human Services: Mental Health Counseling Services for Children - The Teen Magazine: 6 books to read for mental health awareness month - Refinery29: BookTok Is The Last Wholesome Place On The Internet . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera & Tobin Hodges Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
23:27
May 10, 2022
Episode 53: Gratitude & Teen Terms 3
If you’re feeling hopeless or even just a little down, gratitude is one of the best antidotes. Chris and Karlie talk about guiding teens to be thankful for the little things that are going right and the incredible benefits that gratefulness brings. They also dive into some teen terms you might be hearing or confused about and how to raise capable teens using the “funnel theory”. It’s an episode full of really practical information and tips that will leave you more empowered and maybe even a little more hopeful! . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Forbes: Gratitude Is Good: Why It’s Important And How To Cultivate It - Harvard Health Publishing: Giving thanks can make you happier - Urban Dictionary - Teen Life Podcast: Episode 14: Independence & Likes . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera & Tobin Hodges Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
26:40
May 03, 2022
Episode 52: Alcohol & Testing
If you've ever been a teen, past or present, you know that teenage drinking is an unavoidable topic. Whether or not you suspect your teen is consuming alcohol, it's a conversation worth having. We're here in episode 52 of the Teen Life Podcast to give you a better picture of what the stats are for underage drinking in 2022, as well as tips for having useful conversations about it. We also talk ACT versus SAT testing, the benefits of each and why schools are moving away from requiring test scores for admission. Stick around for our test-taking tips at the end! . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Drugfree.org: How to Address Alcohol & Underage Drinking - CDC: Underage Drinking - CDC: Binge Drinking - TABC: Underage Drinking - Teen Life Podcast: Episode 51: Marijuana & TikTok Stories - Washington Post: Harvard won’t require SAT or ACT through 2026 as test-optional push grows - US News: ACT vs. SAT: How to Decide Which Test to Take . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera & Tobin Hodges Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
25:19
April 26, 2022
Episode 51: Marijuana & TikTok Stories
Do you know the warning signs that your teen is using drugs? In episode 51, Chris and Karlie discuss marijuana laws, use and paraphernalia. They take a quick dive into what to look for and how to talk with your teen about the effects of marijuana use on teens. You'll also get an update on social media trends, specifically in TikTok. Then, don't miss Karlie's tip this week on how to read and listen to more books for free! . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - History.com: The Hazy History of '420' - Teen Life Podcast TL Selects: Substance Abuse with Sara Kaylor Episode 16: Role Models & Drug Slang Episode 30: Red Ribbon Week & Trending Shows - The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS): Marijuana Laws - VeryWellFamily: Teen Drug Use Warning Signs - DrugFree.org: Marijuana: What You Need to Know to Help Protect Children, Teens and Young Adults - Nylon.com: Tik Tok Expands Stories Feature in Battle Against Instagram - Libby App . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera & Tobin Hodges Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
22:25
April 19, 2022
Episode 50: Teen Life's Top 5
It's our 50th episode since rebooting the podcast and we're celebrating by revisiting some of our most impactful topics, trends and tips! Listen to get a great overview of topics like trauma triggers, pronouns, and helping teens manage stress. We'll also see how some of the trends we've talked about have panned out. We know that it's hard for teachers and parents to protect their own mental health sometimes. Make sure to catch our tips for staying healthy yourself while working with teens. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Childtrends.org: Relationships with Caring Adults and Social and Emotional Strengths Are Related to High School Academic Achievement  - Childtrends.org: Caring Adults: IMPORTANT FOR POSITIVE CHILD WELL-BEING - Verywellfamily.com: Reasons Your Teen Might Be Stressed Out (And What You Can Do About It) - NPR: Marijuana vaping among teens has more than doubled since 2013 - The Ultimate Adult Guide to TikTok - Contact us: podcast@teenlife.ngo - Find links to all the episodes we mentioned here! . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera & Tobin Hodges Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
23:30
April 12, 2022
Episode 49: Deep Dive on Pornography
In episode 49, the Teen Life team takes a closer look at some of the dangers and consequences of pornography for our teens, while also giving practical tips on how to have positive conversations around this topic.  .  .  In this episode, we mentioned the following resources:  - 10 Tricky Ways Porn Will Target Your Kids in 2022 - 7 Ways Porn Kills Marriage–Plus Tips for Talking to Your Teens - How Many Women Watch Porn? - Porn Harms Girls in 12 Ways: Fight Back with 3 Empowering Mindsets - Exodus Cry: Get the Facts - Resources: The Recovery Village Addictions Hotline: 1-844-276-2777 (Operates 24/7) Covenanteyes.com Defendyoungminds.com XXXchurch .  .  Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera & Tobin Hodges Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke With Guests: Tobin Hodges & Kelly Fann Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
27:25
April 05, 2022
Episode 48: Pornography & Acronyms 2
In episode 48, Chris and Karlie give a big picture overview of the effects pornography has on developing minds and ways adults can help teens navigate the inevitable dangers of online porn. They also dive into acronyms that every parent needs to know and ways that Disney+ is changing. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - The Recovery Village: Pornography Facts and Statistics - Fightthenewdrug.org: Boys Exposed: How Porn Traumatizes - Fightthenewdrug.org: How Many Women Watch Porn? - Defendyoungminds.org: 10 Tricky Ways Porn Will Target Your Kids in 2022 - Defendyoungminds.org: 7 Ways Porn Kills Marriage–Plus Tips for Talking to Your Teens - Covanenteyes.org: The Holiday Reality of Peer-to-Peer Porn Exposure - YouTube: Raised on Porn Documentary - Cyberwise: Online Pornography - Covenanteyes.com - Defendyoungminds.com - See all the acronyms here! . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera & Tobin Hodges Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
23:57
March 29, 2022
Episode 47: Digital Money & NFTs
If you’re confused about NFTs, you aren’t alone. Chris and Karlie talk non-fungible tokens and cryptocurrency in episode 47. What are they and why do they matter? They also explore how teens can invest and how to stay safe when shopping online with digital money. Don’t miss this week’s tip for a very useful safety feature on your phone that you probably don’t know you already have. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Teen Finance Today: A Teenager’s Guide to Investing in Cryptocurrency - The Verge: NFTs Explained - Forbes.com: What is an NFT, Non-Fungible Tokens Explained - Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast: NFTs Explained with Justin Maller! on Apple Podcasts - ‎Your Money’s Worth: Bitcoin: Should You Invest? With Tyrone Ross on Apple Podcasts - Trinity Portfolio Advisors - Topgolf: teenlife.ngo/topgolf - Ethereum - Apple: Emergency SOS for iPhone - AndroidPolice.com: Emergency SOS for Android . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera & Tobin Hodges Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
22:42
March 22, 2022
Episode 46: The Importance of Hope & War
Hope is one of the top indicators of mental health, but for many teens it can feel out of reach. Chris and Karlie share practical ideas for encouraging and teaching teens to be hopeful. They also take a look at social media’s effect on how teens see war and how they filter news sources. Don’t miss these useful tips for talking about the war in the Ukraine with teens. Be sure to listen to the end for this week’s tip on identifying triggers, too! . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Teen Life Podcast: Ep. 39: Athletics & Monetization of Youtube - Teen Life Podcast:Ep. 40: Preparing to Launch & The Sex Talk - USAToday: Why It’s So Important to Hope - Psychology Today: Why Hope Matters - Trinity Portfolio Advisors - Topgolf: teenlife.ngo/topgolf - Harvard: Pinker Explains “The Long Peace” - Instagram: Fake Tweet Post - Sharon McMahon: website - Instagram: @sharonsaysso - Instagram: Cherish on The SCARF Trigger Framework . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera & Tobin Hodges Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
24:58
March 15, 2022
Episode 45: Digital Detox & ASMR
Can unplugging for a day really make a difference in a constantly connected world? We talk digital detox in episode 45 of the Teen Life Podcast! Stay tuned for insights into trending phenomenon, Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR), and how to fail like a champ. If you’re not familiar with the weird science behind why whispers and haircuts are so relaxing, you’re in for a treat! . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - YouTube: Why You Should Do A Digital Detox – Cal Newport - YouTube: Can a Digital Detox reset your thinking? – A conversation with Cal Newport on Social Media - NPR: Craig Richard: Whispers and haircuts — the science of ASMR - Man of Many: 31 Best ASMR Artists: The Top Channels on Youtube - TikTok: @oldtimehawkeye - Instagram: Mikaela Shiffrin Post - Today.com: Mikaela Shiffrin on her Olympics . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera & Tobin Hodges Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
25:14
March 08, 2022
Episode 44: Suggested Content & Winter Olympic Drama
Have you noticed content in your social media feed that you didn't sign up for? Chris and Karlie talk suggested content in episode 44 - how it's chosen for you and how to stop seeing content you didn't choose to follow. Then, if you followed the winter Olympics at all, you probably saw the drama on the ice. We'll explore what happened and why it matters. Don't miss this episode's tip either! It's sure to be fun for the whole family. .  . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Instagram tests putting suggested posts ahead of your friends’ - How does Instagram determine which posts appear as suggested posts? - How the Instagram Algorithm Works for Feed Posts in 2022 - Dramatic skates, reactions from unforgettable women's free skate - Kamila Valieva’s sample included three substances sometimes used to help the heart.  - A Disturbing Night of Olympic Figure Skating Exposes the Dark Side of the Rink - Olympic figure skater Kamila Valieva was failed by the system, adults - Wordle | Nerdle | Worldle - Ep 43: Generational Differences & Euphoria - Ep 39: Athletics & Monetization of YouTube . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera & Tobin Hodges Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
25:60
March 01, 2022
Episode 43: Generational Differences & Euphoria
Everyone loves to flex their generational superiority, and we all know that each generation carries with it characteristics and tendencies brought forth by the circumstances of our time. In episode 43, Chris and Karlie explore what makes Gen Z different from Millennials or Generation X. Then they brave a difficult conversation about the popular HBO show, Euphoria. And don't miss this week's tip for blocking unwanted content on Instagram! . .   In this episode, we mentioned the following resources:  - Teen Life Instagram - aecf.org: What are the Core Characteristics of Generation Z? - Pew Research: Defining generations: Where Millennials end and Generation Z begins - Pew Research: Early Benchmarks Show ‘Post-Millennials’ on Track to Be Most Diverse, Best-Educated Generation Yet - Teen Life Podcast: Episode 5: Developing Thrivers with Dr. Michele Borba - Thrivers: Buy it on Amazon - Euphoria on HBO Max - USA Today: ‘Euphoria’ nudity, controversies make viewers uncomfortable – but not enough to turn it off - Common Sense Media .  .  Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera & Tobin Hodges Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
22:14
February 22, 2022
Episode 42: Black History Month & Winter Fits
Chris and Karlie are back together with some of their favorite ways to celebrate Black History Month. Then Karlie fills us in on what’s trending in teen clothing (aka “winter fits”). If you know what chelsea boots are, you’re ahead of the game. If you don’t be sure to tune in. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Association of the Study of African American Life and History; Black History Themes - Disney+: Rise Up, Sing Out - Black Effect Podcast Network - Be the Bridge – Book – Podcast – Facebook Group - Teen Life Podcast: Ep. 4: Dating Relationships & Streaming Services Ep. 20: Teen Fits & Constructive Thoughts TL Selects: Race & Teens with Robert Purvey . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera & Tobin Hodges Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
24:08
February 15, 2022
Episode 41: Dating at School & Valentine's Day
From Singles' Awareness Day to Galentine's to Valentine's Day, February 14 usually evokes a reaction, and teenagers are no different. Teen Life Program Director Tobin Hodges joins Karlie Duke to talk teen romance and what parents and teachers can do to encourage teens have healthy dating relationships. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Episode 40: Preparing to Launch & The Sex Talk - Episode 27: Meditation & Messaging Apps - Episode 26: Dating & Suicide Terms - Episode 4: Dating Relationships & Streaming Services - 8 Tips for Better Parent/Teacher Communication . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Tobin Hodges & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
27:00
February 08, 2022
Episode 40: Preparing to Launch & The Sex Talk
Karlie talks launching teens from home with her dad and parenting expert, Chris Hatchett, in a conversation you won’t want to miss. They’ll dive into the driving goals that should be behind every parent’s decision-making and real-life experiences in the Hatchett home. Also be sure to stick around for how and when to have “the sex talk” and Chris’s top advice for parents of all ages! . . If you’re looking for more on these topics, check out these links: - Teen Sexuality with Dr. Beth Robinson - Preparing Kids for the Future with Dr. David Fraze . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Karlie Duke & Chris Hatchett Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
27:49
February 01, 2022
Episode 39: Athletics & Monetization of YouTube
Josh Duke joins Karlie for a coach’s perspective on how to make the most of school athletics for teenagers. Whether your teen is a star player or bench warmer, his practical advice will help you manage expectations and improve your player's game. Josh and Karlie also explore the monetization of YouTube- how channels build and lose revenue and who the key players are. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Business Insider: How Much Money YouTubers Make, According to Dozens of Creators - Teen Life Podcast: Episode 13: Teen Driving & YouTube - Forbes: The Highest-Paid YouTube StarsTeen Life Podcast: Episode 31: The Father Effect & The Paul Bros - YouTube: Mr. Beast Jake Paul Dude Perfect - Make Use Of: 4 Reasons Why Your YouTube Channel Got Demonetized . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Josh Duke & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
25:55
January 25, 2022
Episode 38: Social Media & The Metaverse
Social media isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, but we can help teens (and ourselves) have a better relationship. Join Karlie and guest podcaster, Kelly Fann, in a candid conversation about algorithms and how to talk with teens about the effects it can have on self-esteem. Don’t miss where they break down the “metaverse” and better ways to set health goals without encouraging a negative body image. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Netflix: The Social Dilemma - Tallo: How Gen Z Feels About Integrating Social Media and Education - Time: Will 2022 Be the Year of Reckoning for Addictive Algorithms? - NPR: 4 takeaways from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen’s Testimony - Later: Instagram Announces New Feed Views: Home, Favorites, and Chronological Following Feed - CyberWise: What the Heck is the Metaverse and Should You Let Your Children Go There? - New York Times: Investors Snap Up Metaverse Real Estate in a Virtual Land Boom - Facebook: About Meta . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Kelly Fann & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
24:27
January 18, 2022
Episode 37: How to Start & Sabbaticals
Most people start the year full of resolution… which ends somewhere around January 5. But what if there was a way to set goals that made them easier to keep? Chris and Karlie have a few tips up their sleeves on how to start better so finishing is easier and how to help teens achieve their goals in 2022. Then join the conversation on why working till you drop won’t really work. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Teen Life Blog: 4 Ways to Finish with Success - Jon Acuff Books: - Finish - Start . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
23:09
January 11, 2022
TL Selects: Racism & Teens with Robert Purvey
TL Selects is a special series, starting December 2021, with four of the past episodes we’ve found most helpful and that we believe could be the most helpful to you. Racism is a topic that pervades schools, politics and churches in America. Join Chris and Karlie with special guest Robert Purvey in an important conversation about this difficult and sometimes polarizing subject. We are excited for you to hear Robert’s wisdom and insight on the importance of talking about racism with our teenagers. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: Books: - Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man - Be the Bridge - I’m Still Here Podcasts: - Nice White Parents - Southlake . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
32:38
January 04, 2022
TL Selects: Substance Abuse with Sara Kaylor
TL Selects is a special series, starting December 2021, with four of the past episodes we’ve found most helpful and that we believe could be the most helpful to you. Teenage substance abuse is a growing problem, especially with the changing marijuana laws. In this episode, you’ll hear from the Program Manager of a rehabilitation center for adolescents. Guest Sara Kaylor will talk through substance use trends, treatment options and the importance of family support. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - My Health My Resources (MHMR) Tarrant County: Youth Services - 211.org . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
32:27
December 28, 2021
TL Selects: The Enneagram & Teens with Suzanne Stabile (part 2)
In part two of a two-part interview, Enneagram expert and author, Suzanne Stabile talks with Chris and Karlie about numbers 5 through 9 on the Enneagram. She explains struggles teenagers face in each type and how adults can better interact with them. This is an incredible discussion for anyone who interacts with teenagers and wants to use the Enneagram as a tool to encourage meaningful relationships. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - The Enneagram & Teens with Suzanne Stabile Part 1 - Suzanne Stabile Books: - The Road Back to You - The Path Between Us - The Journey Toward Wholeness - Enneagram Podcast Episodes - The Liturgists Podcast – The Enneagram - The Enneagram Journey Podcast . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
41:48
December 21, 2021
TL Selects: The Enneagram & Teens with Suzanne Stabile (part 1)
In this episode, Chris and Karlie sat down with Enneagram expert, teacher, coach, and author Suzanne Stabile about the Enneagram as it relates to teenagers. She also covers the first 4 numbers on the Enneagram by talking about what struggles teenagers face in each type and how adults can better interact with them. This interview is incredibly practical and full of wisdom. You won’t want to miss it! . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Suzanne Stabile Books: - The Road Back to You - The Path Between Us - The Journey Toward Wholeness Enneagram Podcast Episodes: - Casey McCollum (part 1) - Casey McCollum (part 2) - Beth McCord (part 1) - Beth McCord (part 2) . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
46:47
December 14, 2021
Episode 36: Christmas Traditions
What are your favorite Christmas traditions? Especially during the holidays, family traditions come to the forefront and every family is different. In episode 36, Chris and Karlie talk common Christmas traditions like matching pjs, movies to watch, and funny fails. Listen for fun ways to celebrate the holidays and get new ideas on how to make the most of your time together. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Pickle Ornament - The Palace Theater To Watch: - White Christmas - Elf - The Santa Clause - Home Alone - Home Sweet Home Alone - Christmas Vacation - It’s a Wonderful Life - Miracle on 34th Street - Die Hard To Read: - The Polar Express - The Night Before Christmas To Play: - Settlers of Catan - Oven Mitt Game . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
29:20
December 07, 2021
Episode 35: 2021 Christmas Gift Guide
Still looking for the perfect gift for your teenager? We’ve got it covered with some great picks that even the hardest to shop for teen is sure to love. Listen along as Karlie and Chris talk through gift ideas by personality type and trend. This is a special Christmas episode you won’t want to miss! . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - BirchBox - Spotify - Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Camera - Sarah Brooks’ Game Recommendations - The Teen Life Gift Guide . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
29:29
November 30, 2021
Episode 34: ADHD & Thanksgiving
Do you know the signs that a teen has AHDH? In episode 34, we talk symptoms of ADHD, and how to help in areas like school and driving. We’ll also talk all things Thanksgiving- from traditions to how to keep teens engaged to post Thanksgiving shopping. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Child Mind Institute: ADHD in Teenagers - Child Mind Institute: A Teacher’s Guide to ADHD - NBC: Why You Should Start Holiday Shopping Now . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
24:29
November 23, 2021
Episode 33: Movember & Fall Trends
Men’s mental and physical health are in crisis. In fact, the statistics are staggering. Men die, on average, five years earlier than women. Four out of five deaths by suicide in the United States are men. The Movember movement seeks to change that. Join us as we discuss how to help move the mark, specifically with teenage boys. Then, if you love all things pumpkin spice, this week’s trend is for you. We’ve got all the fall trends and a Thanksgiving tip for making the holidays more fun for everyone. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Movember - Episode 31: The Father Effect & The Paul Bros - Episode 22: Mental Health & YikYak - Starbucks Fall Menu Ranked - The Power of Validation . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
21:26
November 16, 2021
Episode 32: School Check-In
Join the Teen Life Podcast as we explore the kinds of grief, anxiety and other issues students are dealing with this year. School counselors and specialists weigh in on current trends to be aware of, how we can support our schools and what kinds of coping mechanisms we can teach kids and teens. . . Check out these resources on the pandemic and grief: Read: - Back to Basics - Mental Health in a Pandemic - The Quest for Hope - The Trauma of No School - Not Your Average Teen Drama Listen: - Ep. 2: Stress & Teen Terms - Ep. 19: Start of School Anxiety & Simone Biles - Beverly Ross Talks Grief . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
22:56
November 09, 2021
Episode 31: The Father Effect & The Paul Bros
You may have heard recent news about “Dads on Duty,” but do you know about “the Father Effect?” Learn more on the positive effects of having a father figure and how your kids can benefit, whether mom and dad are still together or not! Then stick around to hear the latest on the Paul brothers and where their biggest influence lies. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - CBS News: Dads spend time in Louisiana high school after 23 students were arrested in string of violence - Fatherly.com: The Science of Dad and the ‘Father Effect’ - Complex.com: Logan Brothers Controversies and Scandals - YouTube: Teacher Responds to Jake Paul Diss . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
23:25
November 02, 2021
Episode 30: Red Ribbon Week & Trending Shows
In honor of National Red Ribbon Week (00:19), Chris and Karlie talk drug trends, drug use among teenagers, and ways to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Plus, get our honest review of the recent release Dear Evan Hansen and the remake of The Wonder Years (11:14). . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - National Day Calendar: Red Ribbon Week - Red Ribbon Website - Teen Life Podcast Episode 16: Role Models and Drug Slang - Teen Life Podcast Episode 10: Searching for Identity and Vaping - JustThinkTwice.org: Sample Student and Parent Red Ribbon Week Pledges - DrugAbuse.gov: Stats & Trends in Teen Drug Use with Interactive Chart - Dear Evan Hanson the Movie - ABC.com: The Wonder Years . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
25:53
October 26, 2021
Episode 29: Teen Driver Safety & Halloween
Is your teen driving or about to start driving? Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (15-18 years old) in the United States, which makes talking about safety a vital conversation. Join us during Teen Driver Safety Week (October 17-21, 2021) to learn ways to help teens navigate the fun and the dangers of driving (00:26). Then, we’ll share ideas on Halloween costumes for teens (and adults) that are easy to pull off last minute (13:11)! And don’t miss this week’s tip on how to help teachers (or other trusted adults) make potentially difficult days a little better (21:12). . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - National Day Calendar: National Teen Driver Safety Week - Traffic Safety Marketing: Facts about Teen Driver Fatalities - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Teen Driving - Governors Highway Safety Association: Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Law - Teen Life Podcast: Ep. 13: Teen Driving & YouTube - Handle with Care . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
24:13
October 19, 2021
Episode 28: Self-Harm & Devious Licks
Do you know what to look for when a student is self-harming? On episode 28, we talk about the signs of self-harm and why teenagers choose it over other ways to deal with their emotions (00:18). Listen for action steps you can take to help. Then don’t miss the conversation about the latest TikTok trend that impacted school campuses all over the country, “Devious Licks” (12:56). Tell us about your own experience with TikTok trends in the comments! Also, make sure you get a copy of The Ultimate Adult Guide to TikTok (20:20). . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Crisis Text Line: How to Deal with Self Harm - USA Today: Devious licks TikTok challenge encourages students to steal soap dispensers and COVID tests - HITC.com: TIKTOK’S SHOCKING SCHOOL CHALLENGES LIST 2021 REVEALED - The Ultimate Adult Guide to TikTok - Teen Life Podcast Episode 1: Boundaries & TikTok *Please Note: The examples of damage done by the Devious Lick challenge were removed by TikTok administrators. . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
23:02
October 12, 2021
Episode 27: Meditation & Messaging Apps
When the world feels chaotic, meditation can bring the peace and mental clarity you need to feel calm and composed again. There are many different forms of mediation and tools that you can use. Chris and Karlie chat about their favorites and ways that you can learn to incorporate meditation into your day. They’ll also share a mind-boggling tip on how to cure overthinking and give you information you should know on the messaging apps teens are using now. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Mayo Clinic Meditation: A simple, fast way to reduce stress - Meditation Apps: Calm Headspace Insight Timer FitOn - Messaging Apps: What’s App Kik - TikTok.com: David Phillips on Overthinking - David JP Phillips website . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
22:49
October 05, 2021
Episode 26: Dating & Suicide Terms
What should you do when your teen starts dating? We’ve got some food for thought on how to help teens make responsible choices without overstepping. Also in episode 26, we take a look at suicide terms, what they mean and how you can help. Then stay tuned for upcoming movies and shows to watch with your teen. , , In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Brandon Gaille: 21 High School Sweethearts Marriage Statistics - Teen Life Podcast: Episode 18 Suicide & The Olympics - Teen Life Podcast: Suicide with Dr. Becky Taylor - Huffington Post: Why You Should Stop Saying “Committed Suicide” - Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Topics and Terms - If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also text HOME to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line. - Dear Evan Hansen the Movie - YouTube: The Wonder Years Official Trailer . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
23:42
September 28, 2021
Episode 25: School Skills & TikTok Influencers
The transition to middle school can be trying for everyone in the family, but Chris and Karlie have a few tips and tricks to help ease your middle schooler into their new routine without you losing your mind in the process (00:40). We’re also back with more on TikTok and TikTok influencers (9:30). Learn more about how your teen may be deciding where to shop and what to buy. Then, don’t miss this week’s tip on an amazing resource for teaching digital literacy to your kids and students(18:25)! . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - The Ultimate Adult Guide to TikTok: teenlife.ngo/tiktok - (Merriam-Webster): Executive Functions - YourTeenMag: What Parents Can Do to Help Improve Executive Function - Asana.com - View TikTok Accounts in our full show notes - Cyberwise.org Free Digital Citizenship Course for Parents or Educators Learning Hubs Cyber Chats . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
21:43
September 21, 2021
Episode 24: Healthy Habits & Fall Sports
How long does it really take to form a new habit? Chris and Karlie talk healthy habits and how to switch good habits for bad habits (00:33). Then they take a look at fall sports and everything that comes with them (11:40), including hoco, foco and expectations. Don’t miss episode 24’s tip on grief either (21:19). This episode is packed with information and tips you won’t want to miss. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Pscychology Today: How long does it take to form a new habit? - Headspace: How long does it take to form a habit? - Amazon.com: Buy Finish by Jon Acuff - The Teen Life Podcast: Episode 3 Building Connection with Teens & Prom - TikTok: Homecoming Mum TikTok - Instagram: The Tyler Merritt Project post based on Lois Tonkin’s grief model . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
24:23
September 14, 2021
Episode 23: Trauma Triggers & 9/11
Unhealed trauma can keep anyone caught in a vicious cycle. Chris and Karlie talk about what it means to be “triggered” and how the trauma cycle works. Then, as we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we talk ways to honor the memory of the lives lost and the heroes who saved so many. Also, did you know TikTok has suicide prevention resources? We’ll tell you where to look. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Help Teen Life Regroup: teenlife.ngo/regroup - Trauma Cycle Diagram - Very Well Mind: What does it mean to be triggered? - National Alliance on Mental Illness: Tools for Managing Traumatic Stress - Newsweek: All the New TV Shows and Movies Coming Out to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 - TikTok Suicide Resources: Screenshot . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
23:00
September 07, 2021
Episode 22: Mental Health & YikYak
Mental health is more than a trending topic. It affects kids, teenagers, and adults from every walk of life. But when kids and teens struggle with mental health, they often don’t have the language or experience to know how to ask for help. Episode 22 offers advice on how to be present and how to respond when a teen comes to you with mental health concerns. Then, if you’re not familiar with YikYak, hold on to your AirPods. Chris and Karlie will walk you through the app that’s been shut down and brought back to life again. Stick around for do-able birthday party ideas that most teens will love! . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Help Teen Life Regroup: teenlife.ngo/regroup - YouTube: Mental Health Doesn’t Discriminate feat. Lil Wayne – Uncomfortable Conversations with Emmanuel Acho - Mental Health America: Talking To Adolescents And Teens: Starting The Conversation - Mental Health America: Talking to Adolescents And Teens: Time To Talk - Teen Life Podcast: Ep. 18: Suicide & The Olympics - NPR.org: Yik Yak, The Anonymous App That Tested Free Speech, Is Back - YikYak Website - YikYak: Community Guardrails - YikYak: Mental Health Resources - YikYak: Stay Safe Resources . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
24:04
August 31, 2021
Episode 21: School Communication & Acronyms
Back to school is its own learning curve. Every. Single. Time. Catch this week’s episode for tips on how to improve communication between teachers and parents and how to make the most of those relationships! We’ll also translate some of the top acronyms teens are using and give you insight into why some teens might seem rude when they’re really suffering from anxiety. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Celebrate a Counselor: teenlife.ngo/celebrate - YouTube: GEICO Too Many Acronyms Commercial - Very Well Family: List of Acronyms - Instagram: Post from socal.adolescent.wellness . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
21:21
August 24, 2021
Episode 20: Teen Fits & Constructive Thoughts
Get the latest on teen fashion trends like shackets and sneakers. Plus, learn more about our hosts, Chris and Karlie. Listen to the end for this week’s tip from author and teen mentor Maeve Ronan on how to switch automatic anxious thoughts to constructive thoughts. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Netflix: Star Trek: The Next Generation - Disney+: Boy Meets World - TikTok: Fashion from 2005 - TikTok: Talking about Skorts - Maeve’s Links: It’s the Depression for Me It’s the Awkwardness for Me www.maeveronan.com/free . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
23:40
August 17, 2021
Episode 19: Start of School Anxiety & Simon Biles
As teens and teachers head back to school, anxiety levels are higher than usual- and with good reason. Join us for practical ways to support school staff and students as the school year begins. Be sure to keep listening as Chris and Karlie discuss the importance of Simone Biles and Naomi Osaki and their recent refusals to put performance over mental health. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Celebrate a Counselor: Sign up to celebrate a counselor! - USA Today: ‘It’s just been really hard’: Simone Biles’ most powerful statements about mental health - Vox.com: America’s mental health moment is finally here - NBC New York: Simone Biles Makes Mental Health Statement After Olympic Finals . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
22:58
August 10, 2021
Episode 18: Suicide & The Olympics
Teen suicides are on the rise, but do you know the warning signs? Chris and Karlie discuss signs to watch for and strategies for helping prevent someone from taking their life. Also in this episode, are you familiar with the teen olympians competing in the 2020 Olympics? Get the rundown on an impressive group of teenagers to inspire and impress. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Podcast Episodes on Suicide Suicide (Part 2) with Lezlie Culver Episode Suicide (Part 1) with Dr. Becky Taylor Episode The Unexpected Loss by Suicide wit Vanita Halliburton Episode 13 Reasons Why & Intervention 13 Reasons Why & Recovery 13 Reasons Why & Relationships - Suicide Links UC Davis: Even before COVID-19 pandemic, youth suicide already at record high CDC: State Suicide Rates Among Adolescents and Young Adults Aged 10–24: United States, 2000–2018 Jordan Harris Foundation: QPR Training Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or text CONNECT to 741741 - Teen Olympic Links: Teen Life Podcast Page - John Mayer TikTok - Amazon: Buy Crucial Conversations . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
23:35
August 03, 2021
Episode 17: BFFs & Explicit Music
It’s no secret that teens place high importance on their friends, but did you know that it’s a need rooted in biology? Don’t miss the conversation on BFFs and why they might be a survival skill for adolescence. Also in this episode, we explore the effect of explicit lyrics on teenagers and how you can help. All Teen Life Summit sessions are available on demand until August 10. Register and watch at any time. Use code podcast20 for $20 off! . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - moms.com: Why Friendships are More Important than Parents to Teens - Arnold Palmer Hospital: Why your teenager’s friendships are more important than you realize - Very Well Family: How to Talk to Your Teen About Friendship - Episode 15: Gaming & Food that Slaps: Brookie Recipe - Top Singles Analysis (2017) - Reddit: Taylor Swift cursing by album - Digital Music News: The FCC has received over 1,000 complaints about Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” performance at the Grammy Awards . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
21:25
July 27, 2021
Episode 16: Role Models & Drug Slang
Most parents worry about the influence that other teenagers can have on their teen, but what about other role models? Join us as we talk positive and negative role models. Chris and Karlie also tackle drug slang for the most common drugs among teens. All Teen Life Summit sessions are available on demand until August 10. Register and watch at any time. Use code podcast20 for $20 off! . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Wikipedia: Bobo Doll Experiment - Teen Life Podcast Episode 3: Building Connection & Prom - Drug Slang & Stats: Terms & Stats, Emojis - Netflix: Headspace . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
26:22
July 20, 2021
Episode 15: Gaming & Food that Slaps
With over 70% of kids under the age of 18 playing video games, gaming is a topic worth talking about for parents and anyone who works with teens. Chris and Karlie talk pros and cons of internet gaming, as well as current game trends you should know about. Be sure to listen to the end for Karlie’s killer food tip for winning over teens. All Teen Life Summit sessions are available on demand until August 10. Register and watch at any time. Use code podcast20 for $20 off! . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Newport Academy: The Latest Research on Teenage Video Addiction - American Psychiatric Association: Internet Gaming - Washington Post: My kids’ online gaming drove me crazy- until I joined them - National Geographic: How video games can help kids socialize during this isolated time - bark.us: How To Set Up Call Of Duty Parental Controls - Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop, Colleyville, TX: Order a Peach Pie - Karlie’s Brookie Recipe: Prepare a 9×13 pan… Add a thin layer of chocolate chip cookie dough (a 16 oz package of refrigerated dough or your favorite recipe). Add a layer of Oreo cookies (about 24 cookies). Add a layer of brownie mix (any box mix works, just make it according to the package). Cook at 350* for 40 minutes or until cooked through. . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
25:28
July 13, 2021
Episode 14: Independence & "Likes"
The need for independence drives many of the power struggles with teens at home and at school. Chris and Karlie get real on the reasons behind the most common difficulties between adults and teens. They also explore the effect “likes” have on teens’ mental health and how you can help. Teen Life Summit sessions are available on demand until August 10. Register and watch at any time. Use code podcast20 for $20 off! . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Bustle.com: What Happens In Your Brain When You Gain Followers Online - Forbes: Neuroscience Explains Why Instagram Is So Bad For Teen Girls - new.utexas.edu: Getting Fewer ‘Likes’ on Social Media Elicits Emotional Distress Among Adolescents - lifeasoflate.com: Parents: A Word on Instagram - Mac Rumors: How to Hide Like and View Counts on Instagram Posts - Well and Good: You Can Officially Hide Likes on Instagram—Here’s Why Psychologists Says That’s Good for Mental Health - Washington Post: Will Hiding Likes and Views Improve Users’ Mental Health? . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
26:26
July 06, 2021
Episode 13: Teen Driving & YouTube
How old were you when you got your driver’s license? Odds are that you were younger than today’s newbie drivers. In this episode, Chris and Karlie dive into driving and Gen Z. They also take a closer look at the darker side of YouTube and how it’s probably affecting you and your teen. All Teen Life Summit sessions are available on demand until August 10. Register and watch at any time. Use code podcast20 for $20 off! . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Statista.com: Percent of the US Population Holding a Driver’s License by Age Group - Rabbit Hole (Strong Language) - The Social Dilemma - YouTube Stats: Omni Core Agency: YouTube Statistics Statista: Top YouTube Videos Views Forbes.com: The Highest Paid YouTube Stars of 2020 - YouTube Channels: Cocomelon Dude Perfect . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
24:38
June 29, 2021
Episode 12: Pronouns & Summer Activities
When it comes to the mental health of our teenagers, we can’t ignore the LGBTQ youth. In this week’s podcast episode, Chris and Karlie discuss pronouns and how mental health is impacted when pronouns are respected. Also, get ideas for family fun that will have even your teens smiling. Make sure to listen till the end for this week’s tip for helping teens manage their social media.  All Teen Life Summit sessions are available on demand until August 10. Register and watch at any time. Use code podcast20 for $20 off! . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - The Trevor Project: National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health 2021 - Pew Research Center: Gen Z more familiar with gender-neutral pronouns - The Trevor Project: Research Brief: Pronouns Usage Among LGBTQ Youth - Insider.com: What you should know about gender pronouns, how to use them, and why they’re important - New York Times: NeoPronouns Explainer . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
24:06
June 22, 2021
Episode 11: Secrecy & Teen Terms 2.0
How do you know when your teen is keeping secrets? Chris and Karlie talk teen secrecy, where to look for hidden apps and more teen terms you need to know. This episode is full of info and tips you’ll be glad to know. All Teen Life Summit sessions are available on demand until August 10. Register and watch at any time. Use code podcast20 for $20 off! . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Medium.com: The Finsta is Dead - SmartSocial.com: Find Hidden Apps on Teen Phones - Urban Dictionary - Send term ideas to podcast@teenlife.ngo . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
22:32
June 15, 2021
Episode 10: Searching for Identity & Vaping
Adolescence is hard work! One of the biggest reasons it’s so hard is because as teens we explore who we are and develop our identity. So how do we help teens develop their identity? Find out more on this week’s episode as Chris and Karlie discuss identity. They’ll also share the important facts on vaping, a health hazard that 1 in 5 teens is doing. Plus, don’t miss the breakdown on fun, family friendly games that bring everyone together. Don't forget to enter by 6/12/21 to win a Family Board Game. Listen to learn how! . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Fuller Youth Institute - CDC - Truth Initiative - Throw, Throw Burrito - Utter Nonsense (Family Edition) - Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza - 5-Minute Marvel - Poetry for Neanderthals - Exploding Kittens - The Mind - The Saboteur . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
25:32
June 08, 2021
Episode 9: Affirmation & Omegle
Learning to affirm others’ worth is a habit that can change the world. Chris and Karlie share tips on positive affirmations for teens, as well as take a critical look at the website Omegle. All Teen Life Summit sessions are available on demand until August 10. Register and watch at any time. Use code podcast20 for $20 off! . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - TikTok Affirmation:@lalalandkindcafe - omegle.com - nytimes.com: Oh, So We’re Doing Random Video Chat Again? - commonsensemedia.org: Omegle Reviews - Teen Life Support Groups: Learn More - Email us at info@teenlife.ngo for more information on Support Groups. . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
21:30
June 01, 2021
Episode 8: Finding Strengths & Emojis
One of the most difficult aspects of personal development is not only facing challenges, but also finding strengths. And if it’s hard as an adult, for many teenagers it can feel impossible. Chris and Karlie discuss ways to help teenagers discover strengths and pursue them. And if you’ve ever been confused about how teens use emojis these days, lean into this episode! We’ll tell you which emojis show your age and which ones you might want to avoid. All Teen Life Summit sessions are available on demand until August 10. Register and watch at any time. Use code podcast20 for $20 off! . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Wikipedia: Wizard of Oz - thenationalnews.com: What do emojis mean how millennials and Gen-Z use them very differently - CNN.com: Sorry, millenials. The 😂 emoji isn’t cool anymore. - bark.us: 2021 Emoji Slang: A Guide for Parents - smartsocial.com: Teen Slang, Emojis and Hashtags Parents Need to Know . . Popular Emojis for Teens: Fire 🔥  (lit) Eyeroll 🙄  (duh) 👁️👄👁️  (it is what it is – similar to ¯\\_(ツ)_/¯) ☠️💀  (dead, dying from laughing) 😭  (“crying loudly” – laughing, crying, drama) 🙏  (thank you, or to make a request) 👍  (thumbs up) . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
22:38
May 25, 2021
Episode 7: Overcoming Obstacles & Graduation
How do we help teens overcome obstacles or bounce back when things are going bad? This week on Teen Life Podcast, Chris and Karlie explore ways to help teens see past present difficulties and look to more optimistic future. They also talk graduation gifts and gap years. All Teen Life Summit sessions are available on demand until August 10. Register and watch at any time. Use code podcast20 for $20 off! . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Wikipedia: Harry Potter - Wikipedia: Batman (Bruce Wayne Origin Story) - Kendra Scott Gives Back Event: Shop KendraScott.com May 24-25 and enter code GIVEBACK-17CD at checkout!  OR  Join us Monday, May 24, 2021 5:00-7:00pm at Kendra Scott Southlake for our in-person event to benefit Teen Life. Make sure to mention Teen Life at checkout so 20% of your proceeds will go back to the organization. - Screen Time for iOS: Apple Support - Digital Wellbeing for Android: Android Help - Teen Life Summit: www.teenlife.ngo/summit – Use code podcast20 for $20 off . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
25:32
May 18, 2021
Episode 6: School Life & Memes
It’s not difficult to imagine that mental health has deep-rooted effects on academic achievement. Succeeding at school is as much a health issue as it is a mind-game. Chris and Karlie talk school and how to help students achieve a healthy school life. Also on this week’s episode, the meme phenomenon. What it is and why people love it. Don’t miss your chance to get $20 off the Teen Life Summit, May 11-12, 2021 with code podcast20 Send us your favorite memes: podcast@teenlife.ngo or on social media (links below)! . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Education.nh.gov: Mental Health and Academic Achievement - Springer Link: Mental health and academic performance: a study on selection and causation effects from childhood to early adulthood - Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health: The association between anxiety and poor attendance at school – a systematic review - Miriam-Webster: Meme - Meme links: Teen Life Podcast Episode 6 Page - What Do You Meme Game - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 2 - Psychology Today: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
23:53
May 11, 2021
Episode 5: Developing Thrivers with Dr. Michele Borba
What takes a kid from being a “striver” to being a “thriver”? Dr. Michele Borba is an educational psychologist, best-selling author, and TODAY show contributor who has spoken to over one million participants on five continents and to countless media about child development issues. This week, Chris talks with Dr. Borba about the 7 teachable traits that, when combined with a caring adult, become the keys to resilience. To hear more, be sure to join us for the Teen Life Summit, May 11-12, 2021 and use the code podcast20 for $20 off! . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Dr. Michele Borba: www.micheleborba.com - Thrivers: Buy the book - Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience: Buy the book - The Outsiders: Buy the book - Wonder: Buy the book - Harry Potter: Buy the books - To Kill A Mockingbird: Buy the book - The Grapes of Wrath: Buy the book - Teen Life Summit: www.teenlife.ngo/summit – Use code podcast20 for $20 off . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
35:37
May 04, 2021
Episode 4: Dating Relationships & Streaming Services
The dating scene for teenagers today is very different than it was for millennials and Gen Xers. On episode 4 of the Teen Life Podcast, Chris and Karlie talk current teen dating lingo and habits, so you can know what to talk about and when to ask questions. Also, get ideas for what to watch as a family and what to look out for on popular streaming services. You won’t want to miss this week’s tip on how to start conversations with your teen about race. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Teen Life Summit: www.teenlife.ngo/summit - Center for Disease Control (CDC): Sexual Activity and Contraceptive Use Among Teenagers in the United States, 2011–2015 - YouTube: I Tried To Kiss My Bestfriend TikTok Challenge Compilation - VeryWellFamily.com: Teen Dating Slang Dictionary - Wikipedia: TV Parental Guidelines - Common Sense Media: www.commonsensemedia.org - Movie List to diversify your content . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
22:24
April 27, 2021
Episode 3: Building Connection & Prom
Building trusted connections is essential for teen development, but how do we help teens know who to trust and how to connect? Chris and Karlie offer practical tips for encouraging healthy adult connection and building those connections as a parent or a helper. They also talk promposals and ways to help teens experience the best of prom. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Teen Life Summit: www.teenlife.ngo/summit - TikTok: Promposal Example - Whole Hearted School Counseling: When You’re Not Sure What to Say to Your (Teen) Child, but You Want to Stay in Connection . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
24:53
April 20, 2021
Episode 2: Stress & Teen Terms
Anxiety and stress were rampant in a pre-covid world, but now (dare we say it?), stress has become a pandemic. Join us as we explore how to connect with teens to combat stress. You'll even learn what all the cool kids are saying these days and how to interpret it. Fair warning: Use these terms at your own risk. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Teen Life Summit: www.teenlife.ngo/summit - Urban Dictionary: www.urbandictionary.com - Insider: 24 Slang Words Teens Are Using in 2020, And What They Mean - Ask Questions: podcast@teenlife.ngo . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
23:45
April 13, 2021
Episode 1: Boundaries & TikTok
The Teen Life Podcast is back and in this first episode of the new season, Chris and Karlie talk boundaries and why they are important in any relationship, but especially with teens. Keep an ear out for practical tips on how to approach setting boundaries that teens will respect. Karlie also offers insight into TikTok and how it's influencing culture today. . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - Teen Life Summit: www.teenlife.ngo/summit - Business of Apps: TikTok Statistics - Common Sense Media: Parents Ultimate Guide to TikTok - New York Times: What is TikTok? - Influencer Marketing Hub: TikTok Stats - TikTok: Feta Pasta; Leaning Tower of Pisa Prank - Ask Questions: podcast@teenlife.ngo . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann
23:12
April 06, 2021
The Teen Life Podcast is Back!
Welcome back to the Teen Life Podcast hosted by Chris Robey and Karlie Duke! Formerly the Stay Calm, Don’t Panic Podcast, we are still here to talk about teens, and now you can find new episodes weekly. We tackle difficult topics that today’s teenagers are facing in order to help the helper – that’s you! This podcast is designed to equip anyone who lives or works with teenagers. Each week, join us to discuss relevant topics, new trends, and helpful tips! Visit our website, or you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. 
01:35
March 25, 2021
Restorative Practices with Sarah Sampson
In this episode, Chris and Karlie talk to Sarah Sampson about the basics of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Restorative Practices. Sarah gives some great insight into how to use belonging circles and sentence stems to have difficult conversations around race and privilege. She talks about some practical uses for restorative practices in the home and at school while also giving advice on how to advocate for SEL resources at your students’ schools. Remember, you don’t have to have all the answers – difficult conversations are uncomfortable. But it is important to empower teens to have these discussions by giving them a safe place to practice. Let’s give teenagers a place to grow and learn!
37:19
August 14, 2020
Education and Race with Dr. Jackson
Recently, Chris and Karlie got to have a conversation with Dr. Tishara Jackson about race, and especially how it impacts the education system and our teenagers. Dr. Jackson is an intervention counselor in a local school district and has been a friend of Teen Life's for a long time! We are thankful for her advice on how to start race conversations, the appropriate language and terminology to use, and how we can educate ourselves. This podcast episode is full of resources, tips, and a different perspective that is needed. Our schools are not always equal, and no matter the race, teenagers are aware of the racial discussions that are taking place in our country right now. Let's take a minute to listen and learn how we can have these conversations well to empower the teenagers in our lives!
33:32
July 21, 2020
5 Areas of Focus for Social Distancing
Here we are…still social distancing! In this podcast episode, Chris and Karlie discuss 5 different areas of focus that can help shape this unique time of social distancing. They will talk about the importance of physical movement, mindful moments, self-care, tech breaks, and generosity. It is so vital that you take care of yourself and encourage teenagers to do the same. We might have to change our expectations, and that is OKAY. But let’s make the best of this time of social distancing due to COVID-19! While we hope that life can return to “normal” soon, we want to continue to equip teenagers to grow, learn, and thrive today while also maintaining hope for the future.
25:10
May 21, 2020
Navigating COVID-19 with Teenagers
In this episode, Chris and Karlie take time to catch up about how the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is impacting teenagers and life in general. As we continue in this new and uncertain situation, join the discussion on how you can personally deal with COVID-19 to better help teenagers. We talk about self-care and how adults can model stress management for the teenagers in our lives. It is important to stay positive, especially when teens are paying attention to our words, moods, and stress levels. Teens know what is happening – let’s be honest, they are on social media more than most of us – so Chris and Karlie also talk about what they need to hear from you. Your mental health is important. The mental health of teenagers is important. Let’s make an effort to have positive conversations about COVID-19 with the kids and teens in your life.
10:60
April 07, 2020
Average Teenage Behavior or Warning Sign?
How do you know what is normal teenage behavior or a red flag that should cause concern? Adolescents are constantly changing and it is difficult to know when to ask questions and how to recognize warning signs. In this podcast episode, Chris and Karlie discuss symptoms of mental illness that also closely resemble average teen development like withdrawal, need for privacy, and change in interests. Join the conversation on how we can encourage and talk to our teenagers about mental illness and signs of concerns. As a caring adult in the life of a teenager, you will find practical tips and questions to engage teenagers in a positive conversation about life changes. This is an episode you won't want to miss as Chris and Karlie tackle a topic that so many young people face today.
24:08
March 10, 2020
Searching for Strengths and Solutions
Join Chris and Karlie as they talk about Teen Life's philosophy for working with teenagers! With a quick intro to Solution-Focused Therapy, Chris and Karlie discuss the importance of helping teenagers find practical solutions while also pointing out the strengths and resources they already possess. In this episode, Chris and Karlie will give some practical tips for how you can use solution-focused tools and questions to interact with the teens in your life. By using scaling, fist-to-five, and good questions, you can help teenagers focus on how they can make a positive change in the future. This discussion is full of practical tips that can help you empower teenagers this week. Join the conversation and let's start assuming the best about teenagers!
20:23
January 27, 2020
The Enneagram & Teens with Suzanne Stabile (part 2)
Join Chris and Karlie as they continue their conversation with Suzanne Stabile – Enneagram expert, teacher, coach, and author. Through decades of researching and studying the Enneagram, Suzanne has a unique perspective on this incredible tool, it’s relational aspects, and how it can impact the lives of teenagers. In this episode, Suzanne with cover numbers 5 through 9 on the Enneagram by talking about what struggles teenagers face in each type and how adults can better interact with them. This is an incredible discussion for anyone who interacts with teenagers and wants to use the Enneagram as a tool to encourage meaningful relationships. Suzanne’s advice and insight is practical and full of wisdom! Join this conversation with Suzanne Stabile as we learn how to better understand and support teenagers through our knowledge of the Enneagram.
47:29
December 13, 2018
The Enneagram & Teens with Suzanne Stabile (part 1)
This week, Chris and Karlie had the honor of sitting down with Suzanne Stabile – Enneagram expert, teacher, coach, and author. Through decades of researching and studying the Enneagram, Suzanne has a unique perspective on this incredible tool, it’s relational aspects, and how it can impact the lives of teenagers. In this episode, Suzanne with cover her background with the Enneagram before addressing the Enneagram as it relates to teenagers. Suzanne gives some great wisdom for helping adolescents explore the Enneagram. Then, she also covers the first 4 numbers on the Enneagram by talking about what struggles teenagers face in each type and how adults can better interact with them. This interview is incredibly practical and full of wisdom! Join this conversation with Suzanne Stabile as we learn how to better understand and support teenagers through our knowledge of the Enneagram.
49:29
December 11, 2018
The Enneagram & Teens with Beth McCord (part 2)
Join the Teen Life Podcast as we continue our conversation with Enneagram coach and expert, Beth McCord! In part two of this interview, we finish discussing characteristics of each Enneagram type and then dive into how you can use the Enneagram to reach teenagers, especially in the context of parenting. In this episode, Beth with cover the core desires, core fears, weaknesses, and longing of Enneagram numbers 7-9. She will then use her own parenting and Enneagram experience to discuss how we can help teenagers find their type, and how we can use the Enneagram to better work with teens. The Enneagram can be a powerful tool when working and living with teenagers. Jump into this incredible discussion with Beth McCord as we take a look at some practical ways to use this tool.
30:20
December 04, 2018
The Enneagram & Teens with Beth McCord (part 1)
We are excited to have Enneagram coach and expert, Beth McCord join the Teen Life Podcast! In part one of this interview, we start discussing characteristics of each Enneagram type. Beth does an incredible job of introducing the numbers of the Enneagram, especially if this is your first time to hear about each type. In this episode, Beth with cover the Enneagram numbers 1-6 by discussing things like core desires, core fears, weaknesses, and what each number longs to hear. With her Biblical perspective on the Enneagram, Beth is full of wisdom and passion as she helps others explore the Enneagram. Let’s start diving into the numbers on the Enneagram as we seek to better help the teenagers in our lives!
34:28
December 04, 2018
The Enneagram & Teens with Casey McCollum (part 2)
Hopefully you have already listened to part 1 of the interview with Casey McCollum, where he began to introduce the Enneagram and how you can find your own type. The Enneagram is an incredible tool that can lead to transformation in your own life. In part 2 of this interview, Casey McCollum will cover some of the childhood messages and spiritual disciplines for each of the nine types. Casey will also give suggestions for other Enneagram resources if you want to learn more about this system. Let’s take a step in self-transformation so we can focus on helping those around us. Listen to this episode for another introduction to the Enneagram and how this tool can help you help teens!
33:24
November 27, 2018
The Enneagram & Teens with Casey McCollum (part 1)
The Enneagram is a powerful tool that has gained popularity recently. Maybe you have heard of it? Maybe you have already taken a test or read a book to discover your type? Maybe you have no idea what we are talking about…Whatever level of knowledge you have about the Enneagram, you are in good company. Join this conversation with Casey McCollum as we begin to introduce the Enneagram and how you can use it for personal, relational, and spiritual transformation. In part 1 of our interview with Casey McCollum, we will introduce the Enneagram with a brief overview and history. Casey will also cover how the Enneagram is different from other personality tests you may be familiar with and advise on some best practices for discovering your Enneagram type. We believe that you will be better equipped to help teenagers when you are your best self. Listen to this episode for an introduction to the Enneagram and how this tool can help you help teens!
28:46
November 27, 2018
13 Reasons Why: The Role of Adults
In this final episode of the Teen Life Podcast’s series on the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, the Teen Life staff is talking about the role of adults in teenagers' lives. Adults have a great responsibility when it comes to raising and encouraging teenagers. We wanted to take a look at the adult relationships in 13 Reasons Why, both good and bad, to discuss what we can learn. The Teen Life Podcast wants to equip adults to better help teenagers, and this conversation is a great resource! In this episode, we are talking about parents, counselors, school, divorce, and the reason teenagers don't always trust adults. Are you an adult connected to a teen? Are you unsure of what to say or how to help? Join our conversation about the role of adults - we can be an incredible resource for our students!
28:47
August 07, 2018
13 Reasons Why: Relationships
In this episode of the Teen Life Podcast’s series on the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, the Teen Life staff is talking about teen relationships. Relationships are a critical part of a teenager's life, and for this episode, we are focusing on romantic and friendship relationships between the characters in 13 Reasons Why. The Teen Life Podcast wants to shine a light on the different relationships teenagers might experience and offer some insight into the importance of healthy relationships. In this episode, we are talking about love triangles, loss of virginity, dating relationships, friendships, and isolation vs. community. Is your teenager trying to navigate new relationships? Are you unsure of what they are going through? Join our conversation about teen relationships and share this when a friend who could also benefit!
32:39
July 31, 2018
13 Reasons Why: Sexual Assault
In this episode of the Teen Life Podcast's series on the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, the Teen Life staff is talking about sexual assault in the context of the show and our culture. Teenagers are bombarded with messages about sex every single day, and the popularity of the #MeToo Movement has shed a light on the problem of sexual assault in our culture. Season two of 13 Reasons Why addresses rape, consent, male rape, and virginity. The Teen Life Podcast walks through these difficult topics in order inform and equip adults. Teenagers are struggling with these issues and need safe adults to be willing to have conversations around sex and sexual assault. Do you know a teenager who has been sexually assaulted? Do you have a teen in your life who has been exposed to the topic of sex? Every single teen needs us to pour good advice, love, and a listening ear when it comes to this sensitive and vulnerable subject.
35:04
July 24, 2018
13 Reasons Why: Recovery
We are continuing our series on the hit Netflix series 13 Reasons Why as we talk about recovery. This is not an easy topic, and season 2 of 13 Reasons Why handles recovery in many different ways. Whether you have seen the show or not, you will want to join our discussion to know what teens are being exposed to when it comes to recovery from the loss of a loved one, an attempted suicide, substance abuse, sexual assault, and more. Recovery is not a straight line. It can be messy and difficult, but we must do our best to equip and empower students to recover well and to reach out for support when they need it.  Do you know a teenager who is trying to recover? Listen to this episode for insight into how recovery is talked about in the media and what we can learn from it. Let's show teenagers a better way to recover!
34:20
July 17, 2018
13 Reasons Why: Intervention
13 Reasons Why is the Netflix series that has made a huge impact, especially in the lives of teenagers and young adults. Because of the media attention this show has gotten, we have decided to tackle the difficult topics addressed in season 2. This is the first episode in a podcast series about 13 Reasons Why that we will be releasing in order to help adults have positive conversations with teens, whether you have seen the series or not! In this episode, the Teen Life staff will briefly introduce 13 Reasons Why and then dive into the topic of intervention and how it is shown in the hit Netflix series. Chris, Karlie, and Beth discuss intervention in the midst of school shootings, self-harm, substance abuse, suicide, and more. You'll find resources for teens and adults and some ways to start this conversation with the teen in your life. How do you know if someone is hurting? Listen to this episode for signs to look out for and some listening skills so you won't miss them. Join the discussion as we talk about the importance of intervention in the lives of teenagers.
34:39
July 10, 2018
The Unexpected Loss of a Child with Dana Gage
We all dread the unexpected, but you never think it could happen to you or your kid. In the final episode of this series on The Unexpected, Dana Gage shares the story of her youngest son, Connor Gage, and his death in 2012. 15-year-old Connor went to the lake for a birthday party and after jumping from the boat dock, did not resurface. The Gage family was completely changed from that day forward, but there is so much more to their story now! In this emotional and honest interview, Dana shares the story of their family and their continued road to healing. It has not been easy or simple, but the Gage family is striving to live buoyantly in honor of Connor. In this episode, we talk about grief, the role of social media, water safety, and supporting siblings who have lost loved ones. If you have experienced the loss of child, or are walking through life with a teen who has lost a loved one, this is the podcast for you! We invite you to join our conversation with Dana Gage.
48:42
June 26, 2018
The Unexpected of a Traumatic Injury with Tyson Dever
In this episode of this series, we are talking to Tyson Dever, author of Trauma is a Team Sport, about life after the unexpected happens. As a young adult, Tyson's life was forever changed after a distracted driver of a fully-loaded cement truck hit his car. This car accident left him paralyzed from the waist down, and changed any plans he had for the future. However, in the midst of this unexpected tragedy comes hope and the fulfillment of lifelong dreams. Join our conversation with Tyson Dever and his co-author, Sarah Paulk, as we talk about tragedy, recovery, motivation, and the will to thrive. If you have experienced an injury or traumatic event, or are walking through life with a teen who has a similar experience, this is the podcast for you! We invite you to join our conversation with Tyson Dever.
37:28
June 19, 2018
The Unexpected of Teen Pregnancy with Charlotte Smiley
In this episode of this series on the unexpected, we are talking to Charlotte Smily about life as a teen parent and life as a parent of a teen parent. As a 17-year-old senior in high school, Charlotte found out she was pregnant with her oldest daughter, Morgan. Years down the road, Charlotte found out that Morgan was going to become a teen parent herself when she got pregnant her sophomore year of college. With her incredibly unique experience and perspective, Charlotte walks us through the challenges of teenage pregnancy from both sides of the story. We are so thankful for Charlotte's wisdom as we talk about choices, family, grace, forgiveness, accountability, and walking through difficult times. If you have a teen parent or parent of teen parent in you life, please listen, share and let us know what you think! We invite you to join our conversation with Charlotte Smiley.
38:11
June 12, 2018
The Unexpected Loss by Suicide with Vanita Halliburton
In the third episode of our series on The Unexpected, Chris and Karlie sit down with Vanita Halliburton. Twelve years ago, Vanita's teenage son, Grant Halliburton, took his life by suicide. Following his death, Vanita co-founded the Grant Halliburton Foundation to strengthen the network of mental health resources for children, teens and young adults; promote better mental health; and help prevent suicide. Vanita uses her experience with the unexpected loss of her son to help educate and encourage. In this conversation, we talk about the warning signs for a crisis, symptoms to look for, questions to ask, and how to help a teen who is hurting. This interview is full of wisdom in the midst of a terrible situation. We would love for you to listen and share with helpers who come in contact with teenagers who are hurting or in hard places. Let's continue the conversation and take a look at mental health for teens!
34:09
June 05, 2018
The Unexpected Impact of Drug Use with Amy Deprang & Ross Van Gorder
Drug use does not just stay with an individual - it can impact an entire family. In this episode of our "Unexpected" series, we are talking to Amy Duprang and Ross Van Gorder, a mom and son, about teen drug use, it's effects, and how it impacted their family. As a teenager, Ross started using drugs, sending him into a phase of life where he disconnected from his mom and other support systems. Now Ross and Amy are sharing their experiences and even discovering different pieces of the story in the process. Ross and Amy give unique perspectives to a difficult situation. If you are walking through life with a teen who is using drugs, or a family who has been impacted by a similar experience, this is the podcast for you! We invite you to join our conversation with Amy and Ross.
41:26
May 29, 2018
The Unexpected Loss of a Parent with Malaya Bizaillion
We all dread the unexpected - we worry, plan, and avoid it at all costs. In the first episode of this series, we are talking to Malaya Bizaillion about life after the unexpected happens. At just 9 years old, Malaya lost her mom, Jenny Ross Bizaillion, following an unexpected illness that took her life only 19 days after going to the hospital. Now as a graduating senior in high school, Malaya shares her story with grace and wisdom. Malaya gives hope in the midst of loss and is an incredible voice for teenagers who are living life in the midst of the expected burden of loss. We talk about grief, heavenly birthdays, grace, and how adults can be helpful. If you have experienced the loss of parent, or are walking through life with a teen who has a similar experience, this is the podcast for you! We invite you to join our conversation with Malaya Bizaillion.
35:13
May 22, 2018
What Homeless Teens Can Teach Us About Belonging
In this final episode of Season 3 of the Stay Calm, Don’t Panic! Podcast, Chris Robey talks to Benny Nowell of Sevens in Boulder, Colorado about the power of belonging. Through his work with homeless teenagers, Benny has seen the extremes teens will go to find acceptance and belonging and speaks to our role as adults to help teenagers find positive places to belong. Join the conversation and find out how simple words can make a big impact!
40:10
June 13, 2017
Strengths Are Better Than Weaknesses
In this episode of Season 3 of the Stay Calm, Don’t Panic! Podcast, Chris Robey talks with Dr. Becky Taylor about the importance of helping adolescents focus on their strengths rather than their weaknesses. While it is easy for us to point out our own flaws, improving strengths are a greater motivator. Join the conversation with Dr. Taylor and find out how you can encourage teenagers to use their strengths to become more successful!
32:29
June 06, 2017
Disappointment Isn’t a Bad Thing
In this episode of the Stay Calm, Don’t Panic! Podcast, Chris Robey is joined by Dr. David Fraze to discuss the affect of disappointment on teenagers. Is disappointment all bad? Is rescuing our children the best answer? Jump into this great conversation and hear ways to help push and equip students to face challenges and disappointments.
33:03
May 30, 2017
The Truth on School Life & Successful Students
In this episode of Season 3 of the Stay Calm, Don’t Panic! Podcast, Chris Robey talks to two school counselors about what they are currently seeing in our public schools. While Lindsey and Tammy both work at two very different schools, they give great insight into what students are facing and offer valuable advice on how we can support teenagers in order to make their school experiences more positive. School is a vital part of the teenage years, let’s discuss how we can help students be more successful!
42:25
May 23, 2017
The 5 “A’s” of Connection
In this episode of the Stay Calm, Don't Panic! Podcast, Chris Robey is joined by Beverly Ross to discuss how we can increase our connection with teenagers. Beverly offers five practical, realistic ways to increase our connection and improve our relationships. As an expert in the counseling realm, Beverly's wisdom is invaluable! Let's work on making our homes, classrooms and churches safe places for connection!
35:06
May 16, 2017
4 Ways Our Teen Friends Teach Us Courage
In this episode of the Stay Calm, Don’t Panic! Podcast, Chris Robey and Sarah Brooks discuss how adults can learn valuable lessons about courage and inner strength from teenagers. Teens are uniquely equipped and positioned to make a difference in the world. It is easy for us as adults to press our own agendas on teenagers, but maybe it is time to learn something from them! Take a listen to this awesome conversation and walk away with some insight into the awesome lives of teenagers.
32:46
May 09, 2017
3 Ways Stress Can Make Life Better
In this episode of the Stay Calm, Don’t Panic! Podcast, Chris Robey and Ricky Lewis discuss the role of stress in the lives of teenagers and how stress can actually be beneficial. Unfortunately, stress is an unavoidable part of life, but Ricky gives great insight into how we can use stress to make life better. Don’t get caught up in stress, instead let’s be better equipped to see it as a positive part of life!
32:46
May 02, 2017
4 Ways the “Check-In” Transforms Relationships
In this first episode of Season 3 of the Stay Calm, Don’t Panic! Podcast, Chris sits down with Dr. Mark DeYoung to talk about the importance and power of the check-in. Talking to teenagers is about more than just getting information, it can build relationships and help them find their own identity. You don’t want to miss these tips on how to make the most of the check-in!
38:01
April 25, 2017
Dr. Beth Robinson Talks Teen Sexuality
Kids are learning about sex education from birth on. This can be a big task for parents, schools and churches! Join Chris and Karlie as they interview author Dr. Beth Robinson about having healthy conversations about sexuality with children and teenagers. Using her experience in this area, Dr. Robinson calls parents, schools and churches to stop being silent and engage teenagers in conversations about sex. Instead of being afraid of these discussions, listen and be equipped with questions and principles that can make these conversations beneficial and empowering.
36:23
December 13, 2016
Kathryn Everest & Students Talk Bullying
Bullying is pervasive, severe, and persistent, and it is affecting the lives of our teenagers. This episode, Chris and Karlie are joined by Fort Worth ISD’s Director of Guidance and Counseling, Kathryn Everest, and several students to talk about bullying. Listen as they share stories, hurt and ways to create a better environment on school campuses. We don’t need to panic about bullying, but we also can’t keep quiet or ignore it. Find out how you can help combat bullying!
44:27
December 06, 2016
E3: Ministering to LGBT Teens
In our second interview from CenterPeace’s e3 Conference, Chris and Karlie are joined by two youth pastors to talk about how to support, encourage and involve homosexual teenagers in a youth group context. Hopefully this discussion will help you have better conversations with homosexual teenagers, their families, and your church leaders as we try to figure out how to best show the love of Jesus to the LGBT youth in our churches.
54:39
November 29, 2016
Beverly Ross Talks Grief (Rebroadcast)
Grief comes in many different forms, but it is something everyone deals with at some point in life. In this episode, Chris and Karlie are joined by Beverly Ross to talk about the the basics of grief, what to expect from a grieving teenager and how we can better support teens who are grieving. Don’t panic about grief, there is a way to bring hope and encouragement to difficult circumstances!
47:24
November 22, 2016
Robert Purvey Talks Racism
Racism is a huge topic in our country right now. This episode, Chris and Karlie are joined by Robert Purvey to start a conversation about this difficult and sometimes polarizing subject. We are excited for you to hear the wisdom and insight from Robert and he brings up the importance of talking about racism with our teenagers.
44:38
November 15, 2016
Homosexuality: A Family Affair
This episode, Chris and Karlie are joined by an entire family in a special live recording. From CenterPeace’s e3 Conference, join this conversation with a Christian family whose teenage son came out to them at an early age. You’ll be inspired by their stories, enlightened by their perspective and challenged to better love the homosexual community. Let’s start a healthy discussion between gay teenagers and the church.
56:49
November 08, 2016
Suicide (Pt. 2) with Lezlie Culver
In part two of our conversation about suicide, Chris and Karlie are joined by Lezlie Culver to talk about “postvention.” Through personal experience and her work with families who have lost a loved one to suicide, Lezlie discusses how we can support teenagers who have attempted suicide and families who are affected by suicide. What do we do when someone has attempted or died by suicide? Join our conversation!
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November 01, 2016
Suicide (Pt. 1) with Dr. Becky Taylor
In the first episode of a two part series on suicide, Chris and Karlie are joined by Dr. Becky Taylor to discuss risk factors and suicide prevention. Suicide is a problem, especially among teenagers, and we need to get the conversation going about suicide. Join us as Dr. Taylor talks about how to support, confront and encourage teenagers who are thinking about suicide.
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October 25, 2016
Mark Matlock Talks The Importance of Youth Ministry
This episode, Chris and Karlie are joined by youth ministry expert, author, and national speaker, Mark Matlock. Join the conversation as Mark discusses the importance of youth ministry and how churches can reach teenagers. Whether or not you attend church, this is a great conversation about the importance of relationships and a place to belong in the life of a teenager.
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October 18, 2016
Heather & Jade Talk Teen Pregnancy
This episode, Heather and Jade join the Don’t Panic Podcast to talk about their stories both separately and as they intertwine. As a young teen mom, Jade has looked to Heather for support and encouragement. With her oldest son now in college, Heather was able to provide hope and a new perspective through her own teen pregnancy. You won’t want to miss this episode on the joys and challenges of teen parenthood.
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October 11, 2016
Dr. Mark DeYoung Talks Anxiety
What is anxiety? And how can we encourage and equip teenagers who battle with anxiety? These questions are more are answered in an interview Dr. Mark DeYoung! We are shedding light on a topic that can be easily misunderstood. Let’s not overlook anxiety or panic – there are steps that you can take today!
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October 04, 2016
Ryan Young Talks Student Athletes
Athletics are a huge part of many teenagers’ Middle School and High School experiences. This episode, Chris and Karlie are joined by former NFL player, Ryan Young, to talk about how to raise, coach and develop successful students athletes. There is a place for balance and growth in the context of adolescent athletics. Join us for a great conversation about how to make the most of those teenage athletic years!
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September 27, 2016
Carrie Gurley Talks Dating Violence
Dating violence is something we often hear about but don’t know what to do. Surely I don’t know a teenager in an abusive relationship! In this episode, Carrie Gurley defines dating violence and gives tips for how we can become more educated and better prepared to walk teenagers through difficult relationships. Aren’t sure where to start with dating violence? Don’t panic!
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September 20, 2016
Don’t Panic about Grief with Beverly Ross
Grief comes in many different forms, but it is something everyone deals with at some point in life. This episode, Chris and Karlie are joined by Beverly Ross to talk about the the basics of grief, what to expect from a grieving teenager and how we can better support teens who are grieving. Don’t panic about grief, there is a way to bring hope and encouragement to difficult circumstances!
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May 31, 2016
Don’t Panic about a Bad Story with Dr. Michael Arnold
Story-telling is a powerful tool, especially when working with teenagers. In this episode, Dr. Michael Arnold joins Chris to discuss Narrative Therapy and how you can use stories to start conversations and deepen relationships with teenagers. Don’t panic about Narrative Therapy, even you can utilize the power of story and metaphors!
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May 24, 2016
Don’t Panic – Get Involved in Schools!
School is a major part of every teenager’s life. It is also the best way to serve and reach students on their turf. In this episode, Chris and Karlie discuss the importance of adult involvement in schools and how you can be a resource to your community. Don’t panic about the current state of our teenagers and their schools, let’s get involved and start making a difference by reaching out to public schools!
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May 17, 2016
Don’t Panic about Foster Care with Shiloh Jones
If you know a teenager who is in the foster care system or who is living with someone other than their parents, you need to listen to this episode! We were thrilled to sit down and listen to the advice and insight Shiloh Jones brings! How do you interact with a teenager who lives in foster care? How can you be helpful and encouraging in the midst of a difficult situation? Don’t panic about foster care – you can be a supportive, encouraging force in a teenager’s life!
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May 10, 2016
Don’t Panic about Substance Abuse with Sara Kaylor
Teenage substance abuse is a growing problem, especially with the changing marijuana laws. In this episode, you’ll hear from the Program Manager of a rehabilitation center for adolescents. Don’t panic about teenage substance abuse, we’re here to talk through substance use trends, treatment options and the importance of family support!
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May 03, 2016
Don’t Panic about Snapchat
Snapchat is an app that has caused great anxiety for adults and especially the parents of teenagers. In this episode, Chris and Karlie discuss the phenomenon of Snapchat, the pros and cons of the app, and how to have beneficial conversations with teenagers about Snapchat. Don’t panic about Snapchat, we’ve done our research and are here to help!
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April 26, 2016
Don’t Panic about Preparing Teens for the Future with David Fraze
We have some bad news…your teen is going to grow up and become an adult. A scary thought, we know! But in this episode, join the conversation with Dr. David Fraze about what this transition looks like and how we can better prepare teenagers to emerge as functioning, responsible adults. Your teen will eventually leave you, but don’t panic - you’ve got this!
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April 19, 2016
Don’t Panic about Same-Sex Attraction with Sally Gary
In this episode, Sally Gary, author of Loves God, Likes Girls, joins us to talk about same-sex attraction. You’ll get to hear her own coming-out story and advice on how to better have conversations with teenagers about homosexuality. Don’t panic about same-sex attraction – positive, beneficial conversation can happen!
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April 12, 2016
Don’t Panic about Talking to Your Teen
Holding conversations with teenagers where they actually open up and share about their personal lives can be difficult. In this episode, Chris and Karlie share some practical advice for talking to teenagers (and getting them to talk back). Instead of panicking about what they aren’t telling you, learn to start asking better questions!   In this episode, you’ll find out… * What you can do to better talk and communicate with teenagers. * How to stop teens from confiding in you. * Why being a good-listener is so important. * How to construct better questions. * Indicators of when you need to follow your intuition and ask more questions. * Practical things you can try today to improve communication with teenagers.    Ask yourself… * Am I shock-proof? What steps can I take to become even more shock-proof? * How can I better communicate that I am trustworthy in times of crisis? * When do the teenagers I interact with want to talk? Am I available at those times?   Go ask a teen… * A few questions from this article! * Where did you struggle today? * What did you do good today?   Additional Resources: In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: * Blog Post: “How to Stop Teens from Confiding in You” * Article: “28 Ways to Ask Your Teens ‘How Was School Today?’ Without Asking Them ‘How Was School Today?'” * Book: Leadership Coaching: The Disciplines, Skills, and Heart of a Christian Coach  by Tony Stoltzfus * Website: dontpanicpodcast.org * Music: Under the Chandeliers   About us:  Chris Robey is the Program Director for Teen Lifeline, Inc. Earlier in his career while working as a youth minister, Chris earned a Masters Degree in Family Life Education from Lubbock Christian University to better equip his work with teenagers and families. Chris’ career and educational opportunities have exposed him to teenagers from a variety of backgrounds. Follow him on Twitter!   Karlie Duke started working as Teen Lifeline’s Communications Director after graduating from Abilene Christian University with a degree in Communications with a minor in Family Studies. Karlie has worked with teenagers for the past 5 years and is passionate about encouraging students to live better stories. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram!     Coming up Next Week… Don’t miss our next episode where we sit down with Sally Gary to talk about same-sex attraction and homosexuality. It is a conversation that you won’t want to miss!   Have a question?  If you have a question about something you heard or just want...
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April 05, 2016
Don’t Panic About Self-Harm with Shannon Herman
In this episode, we talk to Shannon Herman, a Licensed Professional Counselor, about self-harm, how to recognize the signs and how to respond to a teen who self-injures. While this can be a heavy and sometimes upsetting topic, we need to be able to have conversations about self-harm to better equip teenagers with different coping skills. Take a deep breath and don’t panic about self-harm…you’ve got this!   In this episode, you’ll find out… * Several types of self-harming behaviors seen among teenagers. * What ages and genders engage in self-injurious behaviors. * Some presenting issues and warning signs behind self-harm (hint: it’s not always the cat!) * The importance of confronting a self-harming teenager. * Some positive ways to react to self-injurious behavior. * What steps to take after discovering self-harming behaviors. Ask yourself… * Am I paying attention to warning signs and behavior changes? * How would I react if a teen revealed self-injurious marks to me? * Am I listening? Am I available?   Go ask a teen… * What triggers you to self-harm? What do you have on your mind right before you do that? * What do you hope the end result will be when you are self-injuring? * Can I see the places where you have hurt yourself? Additional Resources: In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: * Shannon’s Site: shannonhermanlpc.com * Website: dontpanicpodcast.org * Music: Under the Chandeliers   About us:  Shannon Herman has been in private practice in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for over four years as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her focus is on issues related to adult and adolescent women such as: eating disorders, body image concerns, depression, anxiety/stress management and low-self esteem. As a mom of 2 girls and wife of a Youth Minister, Shannon is dedicated to motivating and empowering clients to stimulate change within their life. Find her website here!   Chris Robey is the Program Director for Teen Lifeline, Inc. Earlier in his career while working as a youth minister, Chris earned a Masters Degree in Family Life Education from Lubbock Christian University to better equip his work with teenagers and families. Chris’ career and educational opportunities have exposed him to teenagers from a variety of backgrounds. Follow him on Twitter!   Karlie Duke started working as Teen Lifeline’s Communications Director after graduating from Abilene Christian University with a degree in Communications with a minor in Family Studies. Karlie has worked with teenagers for the past 5 years and is passionate about encouraging students to live better stories. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram!       Have a question?  If you have a question about something you heard or just want to give us some feedback, please leave us a comment below.  We would love to hear from you!    
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March 29, 2016
Don’t Panic about Social Media with Sarah Brooks
Sarah Brooks joins us on the Stay Calm, Don’t Panic! Podcast to talk all things Social Media! Are you concerned about your teenager’s digital life? Are you looking for answers but don’t know where to start? Do your social media conversations only lead to fights? In this episode, we will discuss the answers to all these questions and more. There is no need to panic about social media…you’ve got this! In this episode, you’ll find out… * How teenagers view social media, and why it isn’t the same as how adults view it. * The top apps that teenagers are using (according to “sarahstistics”). * How social media affects teenagers’ self-esteem. * The benefits and positive aspects of social media. * A different perspective of how to view social media. * How to create a sacred, tech-free space. Ask yourself… * Am I choosing my battles wisely when talking about social media with teenagers? * Am I having a conversation about social media or starting a battle? * What am I scared of when it comes to social media? * How much time am I spending on my phone? Am I willing do what I am asking of my teenager?   Go ask a teen… * What are the top 3 apps that you like to spend your time on? * Do you feel pressure from social media? Do you feel the need to keep up and get as many followers as your friends? * When am I on my phone that you wish that I weren’t? Additional Resources: In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: * Sarah’s Blog: Life as of Late * Sarah’s Instagram Post: Parents: A Word about Instagram * Social Media Resource: iparent.tv * Website: dontpanicpodcast.org * Music: Under the Chandeliers   About us:  Sarah Brooks is a blogger, mom of 3 boys and social media expert! She has spoken across the country at various groups, churches, and schools about social media (the good, the bad, and the confusing), most of which stemmed from a post she wrote called Parents: A Word About Instagram. As a Millenial herself, she is passionate about bridging the gap between parents and teens on all things social media. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram!   Chris Robey is the Program Director for Teen Lifeline, Inc. Earlier in his career while working as a youth minister, Chris earned a Masters Degree in Family Life Education from Lubbock Christian University to better equip his work with teenagers and families. Chris’ career and educational opportunities have exposed him to teenagers from a variety of backgrounds. Follow him on Twitter!   Karlie Duke started working as Teen Lifeline’s Communications Director after graduating from Abilene Christian University with a degree in Communications with a minor in Family Studies. Karlie has worked with teenagers for the past 5 years and is passionate about encou...
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March 29, 2016
Don’t Panic, It’s the Intro Podcast!
It’s the first episode of the Stay Calm, Don’t Panic! Podcast! We are excited to start helping the helpers – that’s you! In this episode, Chris Robey and Karlie Duke discuss why they decided to start a podcast, who the “helpers” are, and what you can expect from this first season. The first 3 episodes are already on iTunes, so check us out!   In this episode, you’ll find out… * A little background information about the podcast hosts, Chris Robey and Karlie Duke. * Who should listen to this podcast. * How Teen Lifeline is helping teenagers. * What topics we will cover in this first season.      Additional Resources: In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: * Blog: Teen Lifeline, Inc. * Website: dontpanicpodcast.org * Music: Under the Chandeliers   About us:  Chris Robey is the Program Director for Teen Lifeline, Inc. Earlier in his career while working as a youth minister, Chris earned a Masters Degree in Family Life Education from Lubbock Christian University to better equip his work with teenagers and families. Chris’ career and educational opportunities have exposed him to teenagers from a variety of backgrounds. Follow him on Twitter!   Karlie Duke started working as Teen Lifeline’s Communications Director after graduating from Abilene Christian University with a degree in Communications with a minor in Family Studies. Karlie has worked with teenagers for the past 5 years and is passionate about encouraging students to live better stories. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram!       Have a question?  If you have a question about something you heard or just want to give us some feedback, please leave us a comment below.  We would love to hear from you!         Listen Now!
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March 29, 2016
Podcast Sneak Peek with Sally Gary
We are excited to announce a brand new podcast called Stay Calm…Don’t Panic! with Chris Robey and Karlie Duke coming March 29th! This podcast deals with real issues that real teenagers face in order to equip those who help and interact with these adolescents. Join us to learn more about how you as a parent, youth minister, school counselor, social worker, mentor, volunteer, or coach can help walk teenagers through issues with social media, self-harm, homosexuality, grief and much more! This sneak peek includes a clip from our discussion with Sally Gary. Sally is Executive Director of Center Peace where she works to encourage churches, schools and families to have conversations about homosexuality. She is also a speaker and author of Loves God, Likes Girls: A Memoir. Check out this clip about Sally’s conversation with a teenage boy, his questions about homosexuality, and the need to provide community and connection. We believe these episodes and the interviews with experts will be extremely valuable to you. The first 3 episodes of season 1 will release on March 29th. To make sure that you are ready for the Don’t Panic! Podcast, go ahead and subscribe on iTunes or wherever you like to listen to your podcasts. You can also visit the Don’t Panic! Podcast website to find us on social media and learn how you could win a $50 Amazon gift card!     Listen Now!
03:35
March 26, 2016
Podcast Sneak Peek with Shannon Herman
We are excited to announce a brand new podcast called Stay Calm…Don’t Panic! with Chris Robey and Karlie Duke coming March 29th! This podcast deals with real issues that real teenagers face in order to equip those who help and interact with these adolescents. Join us to learn more about how you as a parent, youth minister, school counselor, social worker, mentor, volunteer, or coach can help walk teenagers through issues with social media, self-harm, homosexuality, grief and much more! This sneak peek includes a clip from our discussion with Shannon Herman. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, mom of 2 girls and wife of a Youth Minister, Shannon gives great insight into how to recognize signs of self-harm and what steps to take next. Check out this clip about the high stress culture teenagers live in and why some may turn to self-harming behaviors. We believe these episodes and the interviews with experts will be extremely valuable to you. The first 3 episodes of season 1 will release on March 29th. To make sure that you are ready for the Don’t Panic! Podcast, go ahead and subscribe on iTunes or wherever you like to listen to your podcasts. You can also visit the Don’t Panic! Podcast website to find us on social media and learn how you could win a $50 Amazon gift card!     Listen Now!
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March 23, 2016
Podcast Sneak Peek with Sarah Brooks
We are excited to announce a brand new podcast called Stay Calm…Don’t Panic! with Chris Robey and Karlie Duke coming March 29th! This podcast deals with real issues that real teenagers face in order to equip those who help and interact with these adolescents. Join us to learn more about how you as a parent, youth minister, school counselor, social worker, mentor, volunteer, or coach can help walk teenagers through issues with social media, self-harm, homosexuality, grief and much more! This sneak peek includes a clip from our discussion with Sarah Brooks. As a blogger, mom of 3 boys and middle school girls expert, Sarah gives great insight into how we can help teenagers use social media in a powerful and positive way. Check out this clip about what it means to be “bilingual” when it comes to this social media driven world. We believe these episodes and the interviews with experts will be extremely valuable to you. The first 3 episodes of season 1 will release on March 29th. To make sure that you are ready for the Don’t Panic! Podcast, go ahead and subscribe on iTunes or wherever you like to listen to your podcasts. You can also visit the Don’t Panic! Podcast website to find us on social media and learn how you could win a $50 Amazon gift card!     Listen Now!
03:53
March 21, 2016