Talking To Teens: Expert Tips for Parenting Teenagers

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Parent-teen researcher Andy Earle talks with various experts about the art and science of parenting teenagers. Find more at www.talkingtoteens.com

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Ep 47: Sex Positive Education for Teens
00:17:07
Gia Lynne, author of On Blossoming, thinks the current model of sex education does more harm than good. In this episode, she reveals how to adopt a "pleasure-focused", or "sex positive education", approach instead. Use these tips to set your teen up for sexual success.
Aug 04, 2019
Ep 46: Handling Problem Teenagers
00:24:13
David Sortino, author and psychologist, talks about the time he spent working at a school for troubled kids during his twenties. He developed a unique approach, using kinesthetic activities to engage the students. This episode also covers his new book on the neuroscience of learning.
Jul 14, 2019
Ep 45: Troublesome Teenage Boys
00:22:06
Bill Beausay, the author of 20 books including Teenage Boys! and True Greatness, talks about how to build a strong and deep connection with a tough teenager and what you can do to challenge teens to step up and handle their own problems. He also reveals how to teach manners to teens.
Jun 30, 2019
Ep 44: Non-Punitive Parenting Strategies
00:24:38
Judy Arnall, the author of four parenting books including Discipline without Distress and Parenting with Patience, explains how to stop teenage rebellion and attitude problems instantly using non-punitive parenting strategies. Your teens will surely respond to these counter-intuitive approaches.
Jun 17, 2019
Ep 43: How to Stop Yelling at Kids
00:29:34
Bonnie Harris, the bestselling author of When Your Kids Push Your Buttons and Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids, reveals why your kids make you so mad sometimes. In this episode, she breaks down her incredible system to stop yelling at kids and start connecting with them instead.
Jun 02, 2019
Ep 42: Positive Parenting Solutions
00:22:17
Jane Nelsen, the author of the Positive Discipline books and founder of the positive discipline movement reveals some positive parenting strategies for rebellious and defiant teenagers. Get your teen under control without punishing and lecturing them with these great tips.
May 26, 2019
Ep 41: Choosing Great Teen Fiction Books
00:21:51
Brandon Mull, author of 15 New York Times Bestsellers, discusses what makes good teen fiction books. He also shares what he's learned about how to get teens reading for fun while giving thousands of free lectures in schools around the country.
May 04, 2019
Ep 40: Learning and Study Strategies
00:20:23
Ulrich Boser, author of "Learn Better" and "The Leap", discusses the latest research on the science of learning strategies and reveals how you can help your teen to adopt proven study techniques for accelerating academic performance with less effort.
Apr 10, 2019
Ep 39: Getting Kids to Listen to You
00:29:50
Chris Smith, bestselling author of The Conversion Code, reveals a step-by-step formula for how to get kids to listen to you and follow your rules. Learn how to deal with teenagers and use Pattern Interrupt statements. Getting kids to listen to you is easy when you know this.
Mar 17, 2019
Ep 38: Giving Advice to Teenagers
00:23:45
Annie Fox, an online adviser to thousands of teens and the author of 12 books including "Teaching Kids to be Good People", reveals the best ways to give teens advice when they need some guidance. Learn how to give teens advice they will actually listen to with these great tips from a true master.
Feb 15, 2019
Ep 37: Teach Lessons Using Stories
00:32:04
Paul Smith is the author of three books: Parenting with a Story, Lead with a Story, and Sell with a Story. On this episode, he reveals how to tell teens stories that teach them important lessons about life. He also shares a few of his favorite parenting stories that you can steal and tell to your own kids.
Jan 24, 2019
Ep 36: Sex and Pornography Talks
00:22:45
Dina Alexander, the president of Educate Empower Kids and the author of numerous parenting books, explains how to talk to teenagers about porn and sex, including how to start conversations, what to do if you find porn on your family computer, and what topics to cover with every teen.
Jan 01, 2019
Ep 35: Parenting Like a Badass
00:23:14
Biz Ellis, the host of the "One Bad Mother", reveals how she found her inner badass as a parent and learned how to be cool again through her kids' eyes. She also points out a number of ways in which you are probably already doing a great job and should give yourself a pat on the back.
Dec 15, 2018
Ep 34: Drug and Alcohol Conversations
00:22:57
Robert J. Meyers, the author of "Getting Your Loved One Sober", explores strategies that parents can use to get teenagers to stop using drugs and alcohol. Instead of blaming and shaming teenagers, Meyers' research-based approach involves loving and accepting your teen.
Dec 01, 2018
Ep 33: Does Your Teen Bully You?
00:26:34
Sean Grover, author of "When Kids Call the Shots", discusses the hidden psychology that leads teenagers to bully their parents and reals simple strategies you can use to regain control from your teenager if you find yourself getting bullied. Sean has identified three main reasons parents get bullied.
Nov 15, 2018
Ep 32: Productivity for Teenagers
00:25:03
David Allen the author of "Getting Things Done", one of the best-selling business books of all time, explains how to get teens excited and motivated about their goals and productive as they pursue those goals. If you have a "lazy" teenager, you won't want to miss this one.
Oct 01, 2018
Ep 31: Eating Disorders and Exercise
00:19:55
Dana Suchow, founder of Do The Hotpants, discusses what parents need to know to discuss eating disorders with a teenager. She also explains how to connect with teenagers about exercise in a positive way, words you should avoid with teens, and a lesson in negative body image.
Sep 15, 2018
Ep 30: Puberty and Body Changes
00:25:13
Suanne Kowal Connelly, author of Parenting Through Puberty, reveals when to start talking about puberty, how to start the conversation, and the important topics to discuss. Suanne also explains how to use techniques from Motivational Interviewing to improve your effectiveness during these talks.
Sep 05, 2018
Ep 29: Finding Your Identity
00:22:19
Paul Angone, author of 101 Questions You Need to Ask In Your Twenties, discusses the process of finding your identity and your unique "secret sauce" to bring to the world. The key is to push teens to take on increasingly more responsibility in their lives while also taking the right kinds of risks.
Aug 31, 2018
Ep 28: Connect then Redirect
00:21:02
Todd Cartmell, author of 8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids, explains how to get a strong bond with a teenager and then use this as a home base to redirect them to a better way. He says you need to start by fixing your relationship with the teen, then their behavior will follow.
Aug 15, 2018
Ep 27: Awkward Talks with Teens
00:22:03
David McGlynn, author of "One Day You'll Thank Me" along with two other books, gets candid about tough talks. By stepping up and doing the awkward talks with his own kids, McGlynn developed some important insights about how to approach the toughest parenting conversations.
Aug 09, 2018
Ep 26: The Teenage Achievement Trap
00:21:02
Brandilyn Tebo, bestselling author of The Achievement Trap and a retreat leader and life coach, says it's important for parents to help teens develop a practice of unconditional self love. This episode is full of word-for-word scripts you can use to make it happen with your own teenager.
Jul 23, 2018
Ep 25: Mental Strength for Teens
00:21:30
Amy Morin, bestselling author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, an expert on how to teach grit and emotional strength, discusses lessons she learned from her years as a foster parent to dozens of children and as a psychologist who helps families through difficult transitions.
Jul 10, 2018
Ep 24: Adolescent Neuroscience
00:22:37
Lucy Maddox, author of Blueprint: How Childhood Makes Us Who We Are, discusses the fascinating science of why social experiences are also heightened during the teenage years. In this episode she reveals what you should teach your teen about friendships and relationships.
Jun 29, 2018
Ep 23: The Terror of Teenage Rebellion
00:22:20
Neal Thompson, author of Kickflip Boys, discusses the drama of raising rebellious and defiant teenagers. He reveals some of the strategies he found that worked for getting through to his kids in the end and talks about how he coped with the rebellious years.
Jun 15, 2018
Ep 22: Negotiating Rules and Limits
00:23:05
Chris Voss, the former lead international hostage negotiator for the FBI and author of the bestselling book Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on it, speaks with us about how to win negotiations with your teenager over things like curfew, cell phone usage, and other rules.
Jun 08, 2018
Ep 21: Teaching Your Teen to Be Happy
00:22:03
Tim Bono, author of When Likes Aren't Enough, reveals some strategies parents can use to help teens cope with setbacks and maintain a positive outlook in the face of obstacles and failure. Ultimately, the tools discussed in this interview are things that can also improve your own life if you apply them.
May 25, 2018
Ep 20: Building a Strong Family Culture
00:20:23
Thomas Lickona, author of How to Raise Kind Kids, reveals how parents can combat the constant barrage of influence on teenagers from peers, media, and the internet. His philosophy for this requires creating a family culture so strong it overpowers the negative influences.
May 17, 2018
Ep 19: Teenagers and Self-Motivation
00:23:22
Ned and Bill, the authors of The Self-Driven Child, discuss the difficulties of getting teens motivated about things like homework. They provide a useful framework for helping teens develop self-motivation and self-sufficiency in their lives.
May 10, 2018
Ep 18: Christian Parenting Skills
00:20:17
Hannah Seymour, author of The College Girls Survival Guide, reveals what she has learned from years of running a Christian advice blog for teenage girls. She explains how to share stories with teens about your own mistakes and how to encourage them to make the right kinds of friends.
May 01, 2018
Ep 17: Work-Life Balance for Dads
00:20:34
Matt Schneider, an outspoken "dadvocate", co-founder of City Dads Group, and host of the Modern Dads Podcast, talks to us about what it means to be a father to a teenager today, how to find work-life balance, and tips for a more fulfilling "parenting partnership".
Apr 11, 2018
Ep 16: Getting College Paid For
00:22:06
Jeannie Burlowski, author of LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt-Free and into Jobs They Love Afterward, reveals some incredible tricks for helping your teen get an early jumpstart on a college education that is completely paid for by the time they graduate.
Mar 17, 2018
Ep 15: Wake Up and Get More Savvy
00:20:33
Michelle Mitchell, author of Parenting Teenage Girls in the Age of a New Normal, has a wake-up call for parents on this episode. She thinks it is a big problem that parents tend to be out of touch with the latest technology and culture. Parents today need to get a little more street smart.
Mar 09, 2018
Ep 14: Chores and Responsibility
00:20:22
Dr. G, author of Get the Behavior You Want Without Being the Parent You Hate!, explains her philosophy on how to instill responsibility and a strong work ethic in teenagers. In Dr. G's opinion, cleaning your room isn't a chore. Chores are things teens do for the greater good of the family and household.
Feb 04, 2018
Ep 13: Passion, Grief, and College
00:21:07
In this episode, Susan reveals the strategies she uses for helping teenagers find things they are passionate about. She also opens up about the loss of her son and discusses candidly how we can be better at talking with teenagers -- or anyone -- who is going through a loss.
Jan 18, 2018
Ep 12: Underage Drinking Special
00:20:50
Various guests. Alcohol use during the teenage years isn't a new phenomenon. But a lot of new research has been done on how parents can mitigate risks for teens. Combining clips from interviews with leading experts from around the world, parent-teen researcher Andy Earle breaks down the science in this episode. Learn exactly what to say to your teen and how to make sure it has maximum impact.
Jan 10, 2018
Ep 11: The Science of Teen Popularity
00:20:16
Mitch Prinstein, author of the book "Popular", talks about his research on teenage popularity and reveals the scientific explanation for why teens get so obsessed with status. He also shares some simple things parents can do to help teens keep everything in perspective.
Jan 04, 2018
Ep 10: Help Teens Cope with Anxiety
00:21:11
Karen Young, founder of the immensely popular psychology blog "Hey Sigmund" talks about how to help teens with anxiety. It starts with listening and not trying to convince them that their feelings are “no big deal”. Then we should teach them about anxiety and how to cope with it.
Dec 21, 2017
Ep 9: Smartphones, Social Media, and Texting
00:19:58
Joani Geltman, author of the bestselling book "A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens", explains how to handle teens who are addicted to their electronic devices. She has found that kids are texting during class, posting on SnapChat while they do their homework, and browsing Instagram until 2 or 3 AM.
Oct 09, 2017
Ep 8: Teens Who Think Creatively
00:22:01
Jim Davies, author of the book Riveted discusses how imagination and creativity work, and how can we help our teens to think outside of the box. He explains the key to raising teens who can think for themselves is to reward them when they take risks–even if the risks don’t end up turning out very well.
Oct 08, 2017
Ep 7: The Science of Teen Persuasion
00:22:22
Jake Teeny, persuasion researcher and author of the immensely popular course "The Psychology of Persuasion" explains what to do when you need to persuade your teen to do what you are asking. Use these tactics to be more influential in every parent-teen interaction.
Oct 07, 2017
Ep 6: Don't Raise a Wimpy Teen
00:23:30
Nick Boothman, New York Times bestselling author of "How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less" reveals how to instill perseverance in a teenager. He has raised five highly successful children and he worked hard to teach his kids to be resourceful and to never give up.
Oct 06, 2017
Ep 5: Resolving Conflicts with Teenagers FAST
00:20:48
Lianna Tsangarides, a family therapist and leading expert in Dialectical Behavior Therapy points out that teens are struggling with some significant inner conflicts. Lianna teaches us how to reduce external type of conflict as a parent by understanding more about the inner type of conflict.
Oct 05, 2017
Ep 4: Mastering Non-Clinging with Teens
00:19:59
Rachel Scott, yoga teacher, blogger, and founder of Rachel Yoga, explains the concept of Aparigraha, meaning non-grasping or non-clinging. She says that parents can embody this principle by creating an open, loving space for teens to talk about whatever is on their mind.
Oct 04, 2017
Ep 3: Handling Self-Centered Teenagers
00:19:29
Wendy Behary, author of "Disarming the Narcissist" talks about how to deal with a self absorbed teenager. What is the best way for parents to handle self centered teenage problems? One of the big topics covered in this episode is how to tell a self absorbed teenager that something he or she is doing is not OK.
Oct 03, 2017
Ep 2: Getting Yourself in the Right Space
00:20:33
J. Brown, host of the "Yoga Talks" podcast, blogger, and founder of his own yoga studio talks about how parents can get themselves into a more open, receptive state before jumping into an important conversation with a teenager. These tactics are sure to improve your next conversation.
Oct 02, 2017
Ep 1: Success and Getting What You Want in Life
00:18:02
Bill Deresiewicz, bestselling author of Excellent Sheep, talks about the conversations he had with students that really had an impact when he was teaching at Yale and Columbia. His advice for how to do this with your own teen involves being non-judgmental.
Oct 01, 2017