Insights Into Teens: Episode 97 “Challenges of COVID on Teens”

With the COVID-19 Pandemic surpassing the one year mark and no apparent end in sight of the restrictions we take a look at how these unusual conditions are affecting our youth. Firsst we’ll look at adverse effects of COVID in general on everyone. Then we’ll talk about specific challenges facing teens under these difficult circumstances. Finally we’ll look at suggestions on coping with the challenges we’re all facing. Citing sources from the CDC and United Nations we offer a fact filled podcast designed to help teens and adults cope with the challenges of COVID-19.

Show notes

[INTRO THEME]

  • Summary:
    • First we’ll take a look at the adverse effects of COVID on most people
    • Then we’ll talk about challenges specifically facing Teens
    • And finally we’ll look at suggestions for coping with the challenges of COVID

[TRANSITION]

[SEGMENT 1] Adverse effects of COVID

http://bit.ly/3oOw2ys

  • changes in mood ​that are not usual for your child
    • such as ongoing irritability, feelings of hopelessness or rage, and frequent conflicts with friends and family.
  • changes in behavior, such as stepping back from personal relationships.
    • If your ordinarily outgoing teen shows little interest in texting or video chatting ​with their friends, for example, this might be cause for concern.
       
  • a loss of interest ​in activities previously enjoyed.
    • Did your music-loving child suddenly stop wanting to practice guitar, for example? Did your aspiring chef lose all interest in cooking and baking?
       
  • a hard time falling or staying asleep, or starting to sleep all the time.
     
  • changes in weight or eating patterns, such as never being hungry or eating all the time.
     
  • problems with memory, thinking, or concentration.
     
  • less interest in schoolwork​ and drop in academic effort​.
     
  • ​changes in appearance, such as lack of basic personal hygiene (within reason, since many are doing slightly less grooming during this time at home).
     
  • an increase in risky or reckless behaviors, such as using drugs or alcohol​.
     
  • thoughts about death or suicide, or talking about it

[AD1: SSE]

[SEGMENT 2] Challenges teens face during COVID

http://bit.ly/3cNrkic

  • Change in routines
    • In addition to everyday steps to prevent COVID-19, physical or social distancing is one of the best tools we have to avoid being exposed to the virus and to slow its spread.
    • However, having to physically distance from someone you love – like friends, boyfriend or girlfriend, family or your worship community – can be hard. 
    • Adolescents may struggle when asked to change their social routines – from choosing to skip in-person gatherings, to consistently wear masks in public settings.
    • It is important for adults to help adolescents take personal responsibility to protect themselves and others, as well as support them in safely taking time to connect with friends and family remotely.
       
  • Break in continuity of learning
    • School closures due to COVID-19 have meant that adolescents have been participating in learning from home.
    • Online platforms and communities have become essential, as families turn to digital solutions more than ever to support students’ learning.
    • Unfortunately, the immediate need for virtual learning environments brought to light inequity in resources, access and connectivity across families and communities.
    • School closures have also meant a break in access to some essential developmental services like occupational, behavioral, or speech therapy.
    • It could also have impeded continuity in adolescents’ development of athletic or hands-on vocational skills, with potential impacts on their higher education and professional future.
    • It is important to understand how virtual learning could make learning increasingly challenging for students with limited resources or special needs.
    • Moreover, some children may experience anxiety about going back to school in-person or virtually.
    • Some may also experience fatigue from online video conferencing—commonly referred to as “zoom fatigue.”
    • Families, schools. and communities can join to troubleshoot ways to ensure the learning needs of all children are appropriately addressed.
       
  • Break in continuity of health care
    • Parents may have avoided seeking health care for their adolescents due to stay-at-home orders and may continue to do so because they are afraid of getting sick with COVID-19.
    • This includes important well-child visits, immunizations and oral health care.
    • Additionally, school closures have impacted many adolescents’ ability to receive mental health, speech therapy and occupational health services on campus.
    • It is important to ensure adolescents receive continuity of health care, including continuing mental health, occupational and speech therapies (e.g. via telehealth), and receiving vaccines – including COVID-19, when it becomes available.
       
  • Missed significant life events
    • Physical distancing can feel as if one is placing life on hold.
    • The truth is that the clock keeps ticking.
    • Birthdays, graduations, proms, homecoming, vacation plans, births and funerals are just a sample of the many significant life events that adolescents may have missed experiencing during COVID-19.
    • Social distancing, stay-at-home orders and limits to gatherings have affected their ability to gather in person with friends and family to celebrate or grieve in typical ways.
    • Grief is a normal response to losing someone or something important to you.
    • It is important for family and friends to help adolescents find alternate, creative and safe ways to connect and support each other at a distance.
       
  • Loss of security and safety
    • Job loss and lost wages affected the household income of many adolescents’ families during COVID-19.
    • Economic insecurity is consistently linked to adverse development, academic achievement, and health outcomes.
    • It may affect adolescents’ ability to consistently access healthy foods, safe transportation and housing.
    • Mounting economic stressors can increase their risk for exposure to violence.
    • Along with stay-at-home orders during COVID-19, some adolescents may have been increasingly exposed to abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence at home, and sexual violence.
    • Their increased online activity also puts them at increased risk for online harms, such as online sexual exploitation, cyberbullying, online risk-taking behavior, and exposure to potentially harmful content.
    • It is important for parents and other prosocial adults to maintain a trustworthy relationship and open communication with adolescents, watching for behavior changes that may signal distress.

[AD2: ENTERTAINMENT]

[SEGMENT 3] Suggestions on how to cope with the stress of COVID

http://uni.cf/3rFOAmv

  • Recognize that your anxiety is completely normal
    • If school closures and alarming headlines are making you feel anxious, you are not the only one.
    • In fact, that’s how you’re supposed to feel.
    • Psychologists have long recognized that anxiety is a normal and healthy function that alerts us to threats and helps us take measures to protect ourselves
    • Your anxiety is going to help you make the decisions that you need to be making right now
      • not spending time with other people or in large groups
      • washing your hands
      • not touching your face.
    • Those feelings are helping to keep not only you safe, but others too.
    • This is also how we take care of members of our community. We think about the people around us, too.
    • While anxiety around COVID-19 is completely understandable, make sure that you are using “reliable sources [such as the UNICEF and the World Health Organization’s sites] to get information
       
  • Create distractions
    • When we are under chronically difficult conditions, it’s very helpful to divide the problem into two categories: things I can do something about, and then things I can do nothing about
    • There is a lot that falls under that second category right now, and that’s okay, but one thing that helps us to deal with that is creating distractions for ourselves.
      • doing homework
      • watching a favourite movie
      • getting in bed with a novel
      • Playing games with the family
      • Writing in a journal
      • Drawing to express your feelings
         
  • Find new ways to connect with your friends
    • If you want to spend time with friends while you’re practicing physical distancing, social media is a great way to connect.
    • Never underestimate the creativity of teenagers. They will find ways to [connect] with one another online that are different from how they’ve been doing it before.
    • It’s not going to be a good idea to have unfettered access to screens and or social media.
    • That’s not healthy, that’s not smart, it may amplify your anxiety
    • Work out a screen-time schedule with your parents.
       
  • Focus on you
    • Have you been wanting to learn how to do something new, start a new book or spend time practicing a musical instrument?
    • Now is the time to do that.
    • Focusing on yourself and finding ways to use your new-found time is a productive way to look after your mental health.
    • Try making a list of all of the books you want to read and the things that you’ve been meaning to do, then start knocking them out one thing at a time to show yourself making progress

[TRANSITION]

[OUTRO AND CREDITS]

Transcription

0:00:00.470,0:00:03.410
[Music]

0:00:01.760,0:00:06.399
insightful podcasts

0:00:03.410,0:00:10.000
[Music]

0:00:06.399,0:00:10.000
by informative hosts

0:00:11.280,0:00:20.000
[Music]

0:00:15.120,0:00:25.890
insights into things a podcast network

0:00:20.000,0:00:25.890
[Music]

0:00:26.560,0:00:32.160
welcome to insights into teens a podcast

0:00:30.080,0:00:34.399
series exploring the issues and

0:00:32.160,0:00:37.280
challenges of today’s youth

0:00:34.399,0:00:38.879
your hosts are joseph and madison whalen

0:00:37.280,0:00:41.200
a father and daughter team

0:00:38.879,0:00:44.480
making their way through the challenges

0:00:41.200,0:00:47.520
of the teenage years

0:00:44.480,0:00:47.520
[Applause]

0:00:51.760,0:00:58.559
welcome to insights into teens

0:00:54.800,0:01:01.920
this is episode 97 challenges

0:00:58.559,0:01:02.480
of covet on teens i’m your host joseph

0:01:01.920,0:01:05.280
whalen

0:01:02.480,0:01:06.560
and my confident and strong co-host

0:01:05.280,0:01:09.119
madison whalen

0:01:06.560,0:01:10.640
hi everyone how you doing today maddie

0:01:09.119,0:01:13.920
i’m doing pretty well

0:01:10.640,0:01:15.680
so we kind of had a unplanned week off

0:01:13.920,0:01:19.040
last week

0:01:15.680,0:01:21.040
our weather uh our

0:01:19.040,0:01:22.880
shooting schedule was was changed up

0:01:21.040,0:01:23.520
last week because we had something we

0:01:22.880,0:01:26.400
were

0:01:23.520,0:01:27.040
doing on the weekend and we had to

0:01:26.400,0:01:30.000
preempt

0:01:27.040,0:01:32.400
our saturday shooting schedule because

0:01:30.000,0:01:35.119
of some inclement weather

0:01:32.400,0:01:37.200
and then unfortunately sunday i was not

0:01:35.119,0:01:39.280
feeling so well myself so i was not

0:01:37.200,0:01:41.119
up to doing the podcast on sunday so we

0:01:39.280,0:01:44.159
had to skip last week so we’re

0:01:41.119,0:01:48.159
back after a short hiatus

0:01:44.159,0:01:50.479
so how was your last two weeks let’s say

0:01:48.159,0:01:52.159
they’ve been pretty well anything

0:01:50.479,0:01:55.119
exciting going on

0:01:52.159,0:01:56.880
well i was accepted into the deptford

0:01:55.119,0:01:59.040
academy i applied for

0:01:56.880,0:02:00.159
yesterday tell us a little bit about

0:01:59.040,0:02:04.399
that

0:02:00.159,0:02:07.040
um so when i go to the high school

0:02:04.399,0:02:08.399
when i go to ninth grade they have

0:02:07.040,0:02:11.599
academies there

0:02:08.399,0:02:15.280
um academic academies they call them

0:02:11.599,0:02:18.080
and um we were able to apply for them

0:02:15.280,0:02:19.760
and it’s basically i don’t know too much

0:02:18.080,0:02:21.440
but i’m guessing it’s like an extra

0:02:19.760,0:02:25.040
class that you go to

0:02:21.440,0:02:28.640
um and they have different

0:02:25.040,0:02:31.760
top they have uh different topics

0:02:28.640,0:02:34.160
um and i ended up going to

0:02:31.760,0:02:36.319
two of the meetings um to the meetings

0:02:34.160,0:02:39.519
where we kind of got introduced

0:02:36.319,0:02:42.640
one was for the engineering um

0:02:39.519,0:02:46.080
and computer science and another was one

0:02:42.640,0:02:47.440
was for the art one um and when i went

0:02:46.080,0:02:50.720
to apply for the

0:02:47.440,0:02:53.840
um academies i had chosen

0:02:50.720,0:02:57.599
the engineering and computer science

0:02:53.840,0:03:00.720
one and yesterday was the day that

0:02:57.599,0:03:01.040
you basically like said they basically

0:03:00.720,0:03:03.040
said

0:03:01.040,0:03:04.640
if you went to the if you got into the

0:03:03.040,0:03:06.879
cat if you were accepted into the

0:03:04.640,0:03:09.760
academy or not and i was

0:03:06.879,0:03:11.440
very good and there was probably a

0:03:09.760,0:03:13.360
couple of hundred kids applying for

0:03:11.440,0:03:15.519
these positions and there’s only

0:03:13.360,0:03:16.800
30 or so positions available because of

0:03:15.519,0:03:20.080
how limited the

0:03:16.800,0:03:22.800
class sizes were yeah so congratulations

0:03:20.080,0:03:25.200
on that hopefully you should enjoy that

0:03:22.800,0:03:26.879
and it’ll it’ll get you prepped for

0:03:25.200,0:03:27.519
college before you’re even out of high

0:03:26.879,0:03:31.280
school

0:03:27.519,0:03:33.360
yay uh so before we get started on the

0:03:31.280,0:03:35.599
podcast today i would invite folks to

0:03:33.360,0:03:37.760
subscribe to the podcast

0:03:35.599,0:03:40.879
you can find our audio versions of the

0:03:37.760,0:03:43.120
podcast listed as insights into teens

0:03:40.879,0:03:43.920
the video versions of our podcasts are

0:03:43.120,0:03:47.120
listed as

0:03:43.920,0:03:48.799
insights into things you can find us

0:03:47.120,0:03:49.440
anywhere you can get podcasts at this

0:03:48.799,0:03:52.000
point

0:03:49.440,0:03:52.959
apple podcast spotify google podcast

0:03:52.000,0:03:56.879
stitcher

0:03:52.959,0:03:58.480
i heart radio apple amazon music and so

0:03:56.879,0:04:01.760
forth

0:03:58.480,0:04:03.439
i would also invite folks to reach out

0:04:01.760,0:04:05.280
to us and provide us your feedback

0:04:03.439,0:04:07.120
you can email us at comments insights

0:04:05.280,0:04:09.920
into things.com

0:04:07.120,0:04:12.400
we are available on twitter at insights

0:04:09.920,0:04:16.560
underscore things

0:04:12.400,0:04:19.359
we are on uh facebook at facebook.com

0:04:16.560,0:04:22.400
insights into things podcast on

0:04:19.359,0:04:24.560
instagram we are at insights into things

0:04:22.400,0:04:25.520
or you can reach out to us through our

0:04:24.560,0:04:29.840
website

0:04:25.520,0:04:29.840
at http://www.insights thing

0:04:30.720,0:04:34.880
so we’ve had discussions in the past

0:04:33.199,0:04:37.040
about

0:04:34.880,0:04:38.880
the effect kovit has had on schooling

0:04:37.040,0:04:40.960
and stuff like that

0:04:38.880,0:04:42.160
but today i kind of wanted to talk more

0:04:40.960,0:04:44.800
about

0:04:42.160,0:04:45.440
you know we’re a year in at this point

0:04:44.800,0:04:49.199
in time

0:04:45.440,0:04:51.040
to when kovid really really hit the us

0:04:49.199,0:04:53.040
and i kind of wanted to talk about the

0:04:51.040,0:04:54.720
effects that it’s having on people

0:04:53.040,0:04:57.199
long term because it’s one of those

0:04:54.720,0:04:59.440
things where

0:04:57.199,0:05:00.720
people that are alive today haven’t had

0:04:59.440,0:05:02.880
to endure something

0:05:00.720,0:05:04.560
for this long with the kind of

0:05:02.880,0:05:08.080
conditions we’ve been in

0:05:04.560,0:05:09.280
do you agree yep definitely so

0:05:08.080,0:05:11.280
we’re going to talk about a couple of

0:05:09.280,0:05:14.000
things today we’re going to talk about

0:05:11.280,0:05:17.120
first we’ll look at the adverse effects

0:05:14.000,0:05:18.240
of covet on most people

0:05:17.120,0:05:21.520
then we’re going to talk about the

0:05:18.240,0:05:23.199
challenges specifically facing teens

0:05:21.520,0:05:25.520
and then as usual finish with the

0:05:23.199,0:05:26.320
podcast up by looking at suggestions on

0:05:25.520,0:05:29.440
how to cope

0:05:26.320,0:05:30.320
with these challenges are you ready to

0:05:29.440,0:05:39.080
get into it

0:05:30.320,0:05:41.120
sure alright here we go so

0:05:39.080,0:05:44.479
healthychildren.org

0:05:41.120,0:05:44.800
tells us uh some of the adverse effects

0:05:44.479,0:05:46.960
of

0:05:44.800,0:05:48.880
covid and this is kind of more in

0:05:46.960,0:05:52.160
general terms

0:05:48.880,0:05:55.280
of people in general but

0:05:52.160,0:05:56.880
obviously a focus on on children

0:05:55.280,0:05:58.880
so the first thing they talk about is

0:05:56.880,0:06:01.919
changes in mood that are not

0:05:58.880,0:06:03.440
usual for your child such as ongoing

0:06:01.919,0:06:06.400
irritability

0:06:03.440,0:06:07.919
feelings of hopelessness or rage and

0:06:06.400,0:06:11.759
frequent conflicts with

0:06:07.919,0:06:13.440
friends and family now of those do you

0:06:11.759,0:06:16.160
feel that you’ve experienced

0:06:13.440,0:06:16.800
any of those mood changes given the

0:06:16.160,0:06:18.960
course

0:06:16.800,0:06:20.000
the extended course of our covet

0:06:18.960,0:06:22.880
isolation

0:06:20.000,0:06:23.600
i would say so um i didn’t i don’t

0:06:22.880,0:06:26.639
normally

0:06:23.600,0:06:27.840
have conflicts with you guys or my

0:06:26.639,0:06:30.720
friends

0:06:27.840,0:06:32.479
um i do sometimes have feelings of

0:06:30.720,0:06:35.199
hopelessness and rage at

0:06:32.479,0:06:36.720
um some points and i’ve definitely

0:06:35.199,0:06:39.840
become a more

0:06:36.720,0:06:42.960
emotional and um

0:06:39.840,0:06:44.400
it’s been harder to more or less control

0:06:42.960,0:06:46.840
my emotions

0:06:44.400,0:06:48.479
um around this time and i’ve been

0:06:46.840,0:06:49.919
feeling

0:06:48.479,0:06:52.720
i’ve been feeling very different

0:06:49.919,0:06:54.800
feelings and sometimes when i do feel a

0:06:52.720,0:06:56.319
feeling i don’t know why i feel it such

0:06:54.800,0:06:58.639
as sometimes when i feel

0:06:56.319,0:07:00.639
fear or sadness i don’t know why i

0:06:58.639,0:07:02.080
exactly feel that and i don’t exactly

0:07:00.639,0:07:04.319
know what to put the blame

0:07:02.080,0:07:06.080
on yeah and i think a lot of it is just

0:07:04.319,0:07:08.000
the fact that there’s so much stuff

0:07:06.080,0:07:11.039
that’s building up from covet over the

0:07:08.000,0:07:12.720
over the last year or so that

0:07:11.039,0:07:14.560
there’s forces that are affecting us

0:07:12.720,0:07:17.680
that we’re not even aware of

0:07:14.560,0:07:19.120
a lot of times they also talk about

0:07:17.680,0:07:21.039
changes in behavior

0:07:19.120,0:07:22.639
such as stepping back from personal

0:07:21.039,0:07:25.440
relationships

0:07:22.639,0:07:26.960
if you ordinarily if your ordinarily

0:07:25.440,0:07:28.960
outgoing teen

0:07:26.960,0:07:30.560
shows little interest in texting or

0:07:28.960,0:07:31.599
video chatting with their friends for

0:07:30.560,0:07:34.160
example

0:07:31.599,0:07:36.319
this might be a cause for concern now

0:07:34.160,0:07:38.319
prior to kovid

0:07:36.319,0:07:39.919
you had friends you interacted with

0:07:38.319,0:07:41.440
friends and and obviously you went to

0:07:39.919,0:07:42.240
school and interacted with people at

0:07:41.440,0:07:45.840
school

0:07:42.240,0:07:45.840
but you weren’t a particularly

0:07:45.919,0:07:49.599
outgoing i mean you were an introvert

0:07:47.919,0:07:51.840
you you’ve labeled yourself as an

0:07:49.599,0:07:55.280
introvert most of the time

0:07:51.840,0:07:58.720
do you feel that

0:07:55.280,0:08:01.280
the restrictions put on us from kovid

0:07:58.720,0:08:03.280
have caused a change in your behavior as

0:08:01.280,0:08:06.000
far as your socializing goes

0:08:03.280,0:08:08.479
well i will say i’m not socializing with

0:08:06.000,0:08:10.560
my friends as much as i used to

0:08:08.479,0:08:11.759
um but the good thing is my friends

0:08:10.560,0:08:14.639
constantly

0:08:11.759,0:08:16.000
seem to message me which kind of keep me

0:08:14.639,0:08:18.960
involved with them

0:08:16.000,0:08:20.080
um i do try to socialize with my friends

0:08:18.960,0:08:22.960
at some point

0:08:20.080,0:08:24.160
and whenever i have my band lessons now

0:08:22.960,0:08:26.800
i actually

0:08:24.160,0:08:27.919
um stay after on the google meet with

0:08:26.800,0:08:30.800
the guys who

0:08:27.919,0:08:31.440
also have uh the trumpet lesson and we

0:08:30.800,0:08:34.560
kind of like

0:08:31.440,0:08:37.279
talk see how things are going so i don’t

0:08:34.560,0:08:41.760
think it’s really changed me too much

0:08:37.279,0:08:43.839
on that respect that’s good i mean

0:08:41.760,0:08:46.320
i think a lot of it had to do with your

0:08:43.839,0:08:49.040
your previous socializing habits

0:08:46.320,0:08:50.800
as well because for me you know i’ll be

0:08:49.040,0:08:52.560
the first one to admit that i’m

0:08:50.800,0:08:54.720
an introvert i’m not a particularly

0:08:52.560,0:08:56.800
social individual and

0:08:54.720,0:08:59.519
the restrictions of covid have really

0:08:56.800,0:09:00.480
had little effect on that aspect of my

0:08:59.519,0:09:02.080
life

0:09:00.480,0:09:04.320
you know the people that i don’t hang

0:09:02.080,0:09:04.880
out with now i wasn’t hanging out with

0:09:04.320,0:09:07.120
before

0:09:04.880,0:09:08.880
so it’s you know like i kind of miss

0:09:07.120,0:09:12.480
doing some of the

0:09:08.880,0:09:14.160
uh conventions and the the

0:09:12.480,0:09:15.360
going out to eat and stuff like that

0:09:14.160,0:09:16.640
that’s some of the stuff that i missed

0:09:15.360,0:09:17.360
but that’s all stuff that i do with you

0:09:16.640,0:09:21.200
and mommy

0:09:17.360,0:09:23.279
yeah so they also talk about a loss of

0:09:21.200,0:09:24.800
interest in activities previously

0:09:23.279,0:09:26.880
enjoyed

0:09:24.800,0:09:29.200
did your music loving child suddenly

0:09:26.880,0:09:30.480
stop wanting to practice guitar for

0:09:29.200,0:09:33.040
example

0:09:30.480,0:09:34.640
did your aspiring chef lose interest in

0:09:33.040,0:09:36.640
cooking and baking

0:09:34.640,0:09:38.080
do you find that there’s interest that

0:09:36.640,0:09:40.880
you had before

0:09:38.080,0:09:44.000
covid that you just have drifted away

0:09:40.880,0:09:48.399
from at this point in time

0:09:44.000,0:09:51.440
uh i actually

0:09:48.399,0:09:53.279
think i’m the exact opposite in that

0:09:51.440,0:09:55.760
respects because

0:09:53.279,0:09:57.839
um before kovid i really wasn’t

0:09:55.760,0:10:00.320
practicing my trumpet all that much

0:09:57.839,0:10:02.160
mainly because i had to leave at school

0:10:00.320,0:10:03.920
and going to the band room while also

0:10:02.160,0:10:05.040
trying to catch the bus and not going to

0:10:03.920,0:10:08.399
be late

0:10:05.040,0:10:10.000
and not the best way to do it plus i

0:10:08.399,0:10:11.519
also started kind of losing

0:10:10.000,0:10:13.440
interest because i kind of got

0:10:11.519,0:10:15.839
frustrated with it

0:10:13.440,0:10:16.720
but now with covert i’m practicing my

0:10:15.839,0:10:19.440
trumpet more

0:10:16.720,0:10:21.200
i enjoy playing it and it’s no longer a

0:10:19.440,0:10:24.560
challenge for me

0:10:21.200,0:10:28.640
and i’ve also

0:10:24.560,0:10:32.880
in my creative my creativity

0:10:28.640,0:10:33.760
aspect of myself like i now do digital

0:10:32.880,0:10:36.880
art because

0:10:33.760,0:10:39.360
of covet kind of so

0:10:36.880,0:10:40.160
i think i’m kind of the opposite of this

0:10:39.360,0:10:42.959
problem

0:10:40.160,0:10:46.160
yeah and i honestly think it’s it’s that

0:10:42.959,0:10:48.000
introvert in you who’s blossomed

0:10:46.160,0:10:49.760
because homeschooling you’ve got a lot

0:10:48.000,0:10:51.040
more free time on your hands now too

0:10:49.760,0:10:52.800
because you’re not in transit

0:10:51.040,0:10:54.640
and your school days are a little bit

0:10:52.800,0:10:56.320
different and stuff yeah

0:10:54.640,0:10:57.600
so i think you’ve been taking advantage

0:10:56.320,0:11:00.640
of that for some of the creative

0:10:57.600,0:11:03.920
endeavors that you like to get into

0:11:00.640,0:11:05.440
uh they go on talking about sleeping

0:11:03.920,0:11:08.160
and they say a lot of kids have a hard

0:11:05.440,0:11:11.120
time falling asleep and staying asleep

0:11:08.160,0:11:12.160
or starting to sleep all the time now do

0:11:11.120,0:11:13.920
you

0:11:12.160,0:11:15.920
have you found that your sleep patterns

0:11:13.920,0:11:17.600
have changed in the last year or so

0:11:15.920,0:11:18.880
where you’re having difficulty either

0:11:17.600,0:11:22.240
falling asleep or

0:11:18.880,0:11:25.360
waking up or anything i mean yeah

0:11:22.240,0:11:28.800
i definitely have to say that

0:11:25.360,0:11:31.279
before if before covet i was able to

0:11:28.800,0:11:34.399
sleep good and even at the start of like

0:11:31.279,0:11:38.959
the school year i was sleeping fine but

0:11:34.399,0:11:38.959
for some reason over the break um

0:11:39.040,0:11:43.120
when i went back to school i just

0:11:40.880,0:11:44.160
couldn’t sleep i had a hard time falling

0:11:43.120,0:11:47.040
asleep

0:11:44.160,0:11:47.760
and even now i still have some

0:11:47.040,0:11:49.839
difficulty

0:11:47.760,0:11:51.760
falling asleep and staying calm which

0:11:49.839,0:11:54.880
was why i need to like

0:11:51.760,0:11:56.639
i now like try take taking medicine to

0:11:54.880,0:11:58.240
help me fall asleep better i have a

0:11:56.639,0:12:01.600
weighted blanket that i use

0:11:58.240,0:12:03.920
to reduce stress and such so yeah that

0:12:01.600,0:12:06.000
aspect has kind of affected me

0:12:03.920,0:12:08.240
yeah and again i think a lot of that has

0:12:06.000,0:12:10.959
to do with some of the underlying stress

0:12:08.240,0:12:12.160
like like you have everyday stress that

0:12:10.959,0:12:14.160
you deal with

0:12:12.160,0:12:16.639
you know homework assignments and tests

0:12:14.160,0:12:18.480
that are coming up and these are things

0:12:16.639,0:12:21.279
that are in the forefront that are very

0:12:18.480,0:12:23.519
obvious to you so you’re aware of those

0:12:21.279,0:12:25.440
but when you have a situation with covid

0:12:23.519,0:12:28.320
where you’re in

0:12:25.440,0:12:30.399
an isolation or a lockdown situation and

0:12:28.320,0:12:34.720
it’s a health scare and you go on

0:12:30.399,0:12:37.920
for a year now or longer

0:12:34.720,0:12:39.680
there’s that initial phase of stress

0:12:37.920,0:12:43.440
that’s in your face and that you’re

0:12:39.680,0:12:45.519
used to it but in order to continue on

0:12:43.440,0:12:48.639
with life you kind of have to push that

0:12:45.519,0:12:50.800
stress to the back burner a little bit

0:12:48.639,0:12:52.720
it doesn’t go away but it’s not

0:12:50.800,0:12:55.440
immediately in your face

0:12:52.720,0:12:57.200
and i think what happens is having that

0:12:55.440,0:12:57.839
constant level of stress there that

0:12:57.200,0:13:01.519
you’re not

0:12:57.839,0:13:05.519
immediately aware of is tends to have

0:13:01.519,0:13:06.720
this effect of unintended consequences

0:13:05.519,0:13:08.160
that

0:13:06.720,0:13:09.839
things start to happen in your life and

0:13:08.160,0:13:12.000
you don’t realize

0:13:09.839,0:13:14.560
that that stress that’s in the

0:13:12.000,0:13:15.920
background is what’s causing it

0:13:14.560,0:13:17.440
so i think a lot of that might be

0:13:15.920,0:13:18.720
causing some of the sleep issues and

0:13:17.440,0:13:21.920
yeah what we’ve done

0:13:18.720,0:13:23.839
we started giving you not medicine

0:13:21.920,0:13:25.760
it’s a dietary supplement it’s just

0:13:23.839,0:13:27.839
melatonin which is a chemical that your

0:13:25.760,0:13:29.839
body makes normally

0:13:27.839,0:13:30.880
and between that and the weighted

0:13:29.839,0:13:33.519
blanket

0:13:30.880,0:13:34.000
it’s been recommended by you know

0:13:33.519,0:13:35.760
multiple

0:13:34.000,0:13:37.519
therapists that seems to be having a

0:13:35.760,0:13:39.839
positive effect on your sleep cycles

0:13:37.519,0:13:39.839
again

0:13:40.160,0:13:46.480
changes in weight or eating problems

0:13:44.079,0:13:49.199
such as never being hungry or eating all

0:13:46.480,0:13:51.199
the time is another issue

0:13:49.199,0:13:52.720
have you found you’ve had a loss of

0:13:51.199,0:13:55.519
appetite or your

0:13:52.720,0:13:57.680
your dietary habits have changed or

0:13:55.519,0:14:00.720
anything like that

0:13:57.680,0:14:03.680
um i will say that i do

0:14:00.720,0:14:04.160
sometimes have a loss of appetite but

0:14:03.680,0:14:07.279
that’s

0:14:04.160,0:14:08.399
kind of no i mean i kind of feel as

0:14:07.279,0:14:11.360
though it was kind of

0:14:08.399,0:14:13.839
normal for me because my i have strange

0:14:11.360,0:14:15.760
eating habits i will admit sometimes

0:14:13.839,0:14:17.519
i’m like hungry and i’ll eat everything

0:14:15.760,0:14:18.959
on my plate and sometimes i really only

0:14:17.519,0:14:22.560
eat half

0:14:18.959,0:14:23.839
it’s kind of strange and also being in

0:14:22.560,0:14:26.959
the kitchen when i go to

0:14:23.839,0:14:29.279
when i uh do school work

0:14:26.959,0:14:31.199
you know i kind of feel the need to

0:14:29.279,0:14:32.959
snack at some point

0:14:31.199,0:14:34.399
well and i think that’s normal because

0:14:32.959,0:14:35.360
even throughout the school day you’d

0:14:34.399,0:14:37.839
wind up having

0:14:35.360,0:14:39.519
you know some kind of nourishment even

0:14:37.839,0:14:41.680
if you’re physically at school

0:14:39.519,0:14:44.079
yeah when we were actually talking about

0:14:41.680,0:14:47.199
health and we actually had a talk about

0:14:44.079,0:14:50.399
weight um and such and body image

0:14:47.199,0:14:53.760
um they said that it’s normal for

0:14:50.399,0:14:56.079
teens to eat more because they need

0:14:53.760,0:14:57.279
their bodies need the energy at as they

0:14:56.079,0:14:59.360
grow so

0:14:57.279,0:15:01.199
absolutely and then you know the one

0:14:59.360,0:15:03.920
thing that you’ll notice is

0:15:01.199,0:15:04.959
your body will go through growth spurts

0:15:03.920,0:15:07.440
where

0:15:04.959,0:15:10.000
you’ll be very hungry and you won’t be

0:15:07.440,0:15:12.800
able to quench that appetite

0:15:10.000,0:15:14.560
and that’ll usually be followed by the

0:15:12.800,0:15:16.079
aches and pains and the joints as your

0:15:14.560,0:15:16.880
body is going through these growth

0:15:16.079,0:15:18.399
spurts and

0:15:16.880,0:15:20.560
you know your ligaments are getting

0:15:18.399,0:15:22.240
tugged as your bones grow and stuff like

0:15:20.560,0:15:24.959
that

0:15:22.240,0:15:26.800
so it’s it’s normal um hopefully it’s

0:15:24.959,0:15:30.000
not uh

0:15:26.800,0:15:33.279
an overriding issue that’s a factor of

0:15:30.000,0:15:34.079
of covib so the next thing they talk

0:15:33.279,0:15:36.480
about

0:15:34.079,0:15:37.920
is problems with memory thinking and

0:15:36.480,0:15:40.800
concentration do you

0:15:37.920,0:15:42.240
find you’re having a difficult time

0:15:40.800,0:15:44.399
especially with class or with

0:15:42.240,0:15:46.639
assignments where you have to

0:15:44.399,0:15:47.759
sit down and actually you know burn the

0:15:46.639,0:15:49.600
brain cells

0:15:47.759,0:15:51.920
to actually get some work done do you

0:15:49.600,0:15:53.120
find trouble concentrating on or

0:15:51.920,0:15:54.959
focusing on the work

0:15:53.120,0:15:57.120
well for the most part no but when i

0:15:54.959,0:15:58.480
come across a problem i don’t entirely

0:15:57.120,0:16:01.279
understand

0:15:58.480,0:16:03.279
um i kind of lose the concentration and

0:16:01.279,0:16:04.720
start feeling anxiety like

0:16:03.279,0:16:06.880
i don’t know how to solve this problem

0:16:04.720,0:16:08.720
what am i gonna do and i kind of started

0:16:06.880,0:16:10.120
freaking out and

0:16:08.720,0:16:12.720
then i kind of lose a bunch of

0:16:10.120,0:16:14.880
concentration and i really can’t focus

0:16:12.720,0:16:18.959
on the rest until i calm down

0:16:14.880,0:16:20.800
yeah and and that’s a self-fulfilling

0:16:18.959,0:16:23.839
stress almost at that point in time

0:16:20.800,0:16:25.839
because as you start losing that focus

0:16:23.839,0:16:28.079
because of stress you start to stress

0:16:25.839,0:16:29.440
about that loss of focus

0:16:28.079,0:16:31.279
so that’s one of those things you you

0:16:29.440,0:16:34.480
really need to keep an eye on and

0:16:31.279,0:16:36.240
keep it under control this leads us to

0:16:34.480,0:16:38.560
the next one and that’s

0:16:36.240,0:16:40.639
less interest in school work or a drop

0:16:38.560,0:16:42.000
in academic effort now we know that’s

0:16:40.639,0:16:42.560
not the case with you because of the

0:16:42.000,0:16:46.160
grade you’re

0:16:42.560,0:16:48.320
you’re pulling in but do you foresee

0:16:46.160,0:16:50.160
that possibly being something that your

0:16:48.320,0:16:52.480
friends might be running into

0:16:50.160,0:16:54.959
or has it ever had an effect on you at

0:16:52.480,0:16:57.120
any point in time during this crisis

0:16:54.959,0:16:58.000
i mean i could definitely see some of my

0:16:57.120,0:17:00.079
friends

0:16:58.000,0:17:02.079
eventually losing interest not because

0:17:00.079,0:17:05.520
like they don’t like school but because

0:17:02.079,0:17:08.400
of covid and the long to the long

0:17:05.520,0:17:09.760
term of going through all of this for a

0:17:08.400,0:17:13.760
year now

0:17:09.760,0:17:16.160
um and i guess there were

0:17:13.760,0:17:16.799
some moments where i started having a

0:17:16.160,0:17:20.079
little

0:17:16.799,0:17:20.799
less interest in schoolwork um but i

0:17:20.079,0:17:24.559
still

0:17:20.799,0:17:26.959
um but eventu but my anxiety actually

0:17:24.559,0:17:27.520
kind of kept my interest in schoolwork

0:17:26.959,0:17:29.679
because

0:17:27.520,0:17:31.039
it’s like you need to do this now now

0:17:29.679,0:17:32.480
now or else you’re not going to get a

0:17:31.039,0:17:34.559
good grade and

0:17:32.480,0:17:35.520
i guess my anxiety kind of kept me up

0:17:34.559,0:17:37.600
with school

0:17:35.520,0:17:38.799
it’s kind of ironic that we’re depending

0:17:37.600,0:17:42.240
on anxiety to

0:17:38.799,0:17:43.760
to drive us in our school work here yeah

0:17:42.240,0:17:45.760
the next thing they talk about is

0:17:43.760,0:17:48.160
changes in appearance

0:17:45.760,0:17:49.280
such as a lack of basic personal hygiene

0:17:48.160,0:17:52.799
within reason

0:17:49.280,0:17:54.960
since uh many are doing slightly less

0:17:52.799,0:17:55.280
grooming during this time at home so

0:17:54.960,0:17:57.440
you’re

0:17:55.280,0:17:59.039
you’re working you’re schooling from

0:17:57.440,0:18:01.600
home

0:17:59.039,0:18:02.240
mommy is working from home so there’s no

0:18:01.600,0:18:05.840
pressure

0:18:02.240,0:18:08.960
to really get that shower every day

0:18:05.840,0:18:10.320
or get you know get dressed up every day

0:18:08.960,0:18:11.039
as if you’re going into school or

0:18:10.320,0:18:15.360
something

0:18:11.039,0:18:19.600
like that do you find that lack of need

0:18:15.360,0:18:23.679
for personal hygiene at that same level

0:18:19.600,0:18:25.520
is a factor in you not keeping up with

0:18:23.679,0:18:27.039
personal hygiene or do you

0:18:25.520,0:18:28.720
are you sticking with the same schedule

0:18:27.039,0:18:30.799
that you normally would have

0:18:28.720,0:18:32.880
i mean i’m trying to stick with the same

0:18:30.799,0:18:35.600
schedule um

0:18:32.880,0:18:36.400
um one of my biggest like i definitely

0:18:35.600,0:18:39.919
at the

0:18:36.400,0:18:40.480
start of all of this i looked like a hot

0:18:39.919,0:18:42.400
mess

0:18:40.480,0:18:44.000
my hair was never done i always stayed

0:18:42.400,0:18:47.360
in my pajamas

0:18:44.000,0:18:50.720
and yeah but i still took my showers

0:18:47.360,0:18:52.960
um every other day so um i was still

0:18:50.720,0:18:54.320
trying to keep up hygiene and then when

0:18:52.960,0:18:56.080
school started up

0:18:54.320,0:18:57.679
i kind of wanted to get into more of a

0:18:56.080,0:18:59.600
routine they also said

0:18:57.679,0:19:01.039
like hey maybe you should dress up and

0:18:59.600,0:19:03.440
not wear pants even though

0:19:01.039,0:19:04.960
and not like and not wear like pajama

0:19:03.440,0:19:07.679
pants that stuff like that

0:19:04.960,0:19:10.720
um because of the video chats even

0:19:07.679,0:19:13.679
though no one actually shows their face

0:19:10.720,0:19:14.480
um and i mainly just wanted to keep up

0:19:13.679,0:19:17.919
my

0:19:14.480,0:19:20.080
um i wanted to keep a cleaned up

0:19:17.919,0:19:22.480
look because for some reason i never

0:19:20.080,0:19:24.720
like it when my hair is messy and i find

0:19:22.480,0:19:26.720
regular clothes to be really comfortable

0:19:24.720,0:19:28.160
well that’s good i mean i think it’s

0:19:26.720,0:19:30.240
kind of important that you stick to

0:19:28.160,0:19:32.080
those routines

0:19:30.240,0:19:34.960
for no other reason than just add a

0:19:32.080,0:19:37.039
personal habit at that point

0:19:34.960,0:19:38.000
so the next thing they talk about again

0:19:37.039,0:19:40.559
is something i don’t

0:19:38.000,0:19:42.640
think really necessarily applies to you

0:19:40.559,0:19:45.600
and that’s an increase

0:19:42.640,0:19:46.400
in risky or reckless behavior and they

0:19:45.600,0:19:48.640
cite using

0:19:46.400,0:19:51.360
drugs or alcohol here now i know you

0:19:48.640,0:19:54.240
don’t use either of those

0:19:51.360,0:19:55.280
in fact you’re you’re quite militant

0:19:54.240,0:19:58.640
against

0:19:55.280,0:20:02.480
mommy or i using uh having a drink

0:19:58.640,0:20:06.159
at all um but do you find yourself

0:20:02.480,0:20:07.840
doing other behavior like maybe putting

0:20:06.159,0:20:08.799
off school assignments that you normally

0:20:07.840,0:20:10.400
would have jumped on

0:20:08.799,0:20:12.240
or anything that’s kind of

0:20:10.400,0:20:15.200
uncharacteristic of the

0:20:12.240,0:20:15.679
of the type of behavior you normally

0:20:15.200,0:20:17.919
would

0:20:15.679,0:20:21.600
would do that would be considered risky

0:20:17.919,0:20:24.159
or out of character um

0:20:21.600,0:20:25.440
not necessarily like sometimes i do have

0:20:24.159,0:20:27.760
off days where

0:20:25.440,0:20:30.640
something might happen but i can’t

0:20:27.760,0:20:34.000
exactly cite specific examples

0:20:30.640,0:20:37.120
um right now but i do think sometimes

0:20:34.000,0:20:40.720
i do have uncharacteristic moments

0:20:37.120,0:20:42.240
i just can’t name any okay fair enough

0:20:40.720,0:20:43.679
and the last one that they talk about

0:20:42.240,0:20:45.440
here is one that i kind of have to

0:20:43.679,0:20:47.840
preface by saying

0:20:45.440,0:20:50.240
you know this is one that is a

0:20:47.840,0:20:52.799
significant

0:20:50.240,0:20:56.159
mental illness is a significant concern

0:20:52.799,0:20:59.200
that’s been a byproduct of the kovid

0:20:56.159,0:21:01.520
19 pandemic

0:20:59.200,0:21:04.559
and it’s one that we’re not qualifying

0:21:01.520,0:21:07.760
to really discuss or offer advice on so

0:21:04.559,0:21:09.600
if you are feeling thoughts of death or

0:21:07.760,0:21:10.799
suicide

0:21:09.600,0:21:13.919
it’s something you should definitely

0:21:10.799,0:21:16.480
talk to professionals about there’s

0:21:13.919,0:21:17.280
there’s a lot of help out there to help

0:21:16.480,0:21:18.880
folks who

0:21:17.280,0:21:21.600
feel that way and get through these

0:21:18.880,0:21:25.039
difficult times

0:21:21.600,0:21:28.320
with that in mind have you had any

0:21:25.039,0:21:31.520
severe or significant thoughts along

0:21:28.320,0:21:34.880
those lines or a feeling of helplessness

0:21:31.520,0:21:36.640
or you know doom and gloom or anything

0:21:34.880,0:21:36.960
like that that could lead to that type

0:21:36.640,0:21:40.080
of

0:21:36.960,0:21:43.520
those types of thoughts um

0:21:40.080,0:21:44.159
i’ve tried not to i tried to remain as

0:21:43.520,0:21:47.520
positive

0:21:44.159,0:21:50.960
as i can um especially now

0:21:47.520,0:21:54.159
um i definitely used to be pretty

0:21:50.960,0:21:57.360
negative but never to this extent

0:21:54.159,0:21:59.200
just like kind of you know pouty

0:21:57.360,0:22:01.360
i don’t really like stuff that kind of

0:21:59.200,0:22:03.440
thing and i’ve tried to have a slightly

0:22:01.360,0:22:05.360
more optimistic outlook and

0:22:03.440,0:22:07.440
especially now i’m trying to be as

0:22:05.360,0:22:10.559
optimistic as i can

0:22:07.440,0:22:12.240
um and i never really try to draw dwell

0:22:10.559,0:22:15.840
on this kind of stuff and i’ve never

0:22:12.240,0:22:19.120
really thought of these

0:22:15.840,0:22:23.520
kind of dark thing dark ideas

0:22:19.120,0:22:24.799
so yeah well that’s good i’m i’m glad

0:22:23.520,0:22:26.720
that you’ve not

0:22:24.799,0:22:28.559
reached that point and hopefully you

0:22:26.720,0:22:30.640
never do

0:22:28.559,0:22:31.919
but there are a lot of people out there

0:22:30.640,0:22:35.440
that the stress

0:22:31.919,0:22:37.200
and the the worry of the situation can

0:22:35.440,0:22:39.200
be overwhelming to people

0:22:37.200,0:22:40.400
so in situations like that we definitely

0:22:39.200,0:22:42.880
urge you to

0:22:40.400,0:22:44.159
you know reach out and seek professional

0:22:42.880,0:22:46.159
help

0:22:44.159,0:22:48.960
sometimes just just the ability to talk

0:22:46.159,0:22:50.240
to somebody makes a difference

0:22:48.960,0:22:52.240
so we’re going to take a quick break and

0:22:50.240,0:22:54.000
we’re going to come back and we’ll talk

0:22:52.240,0:22:56.290
about the challenges

0:22:54.000,0:23:02.869
teens face during kovit

0:22:56.290,0:23:02.869
[Music]

0:23:04.559,0:23:10.320
for over seven years the second sith

0:23:07.600,0:23:11.200
empire has been the premier community

0:23:10.320,0:23:14.000
guild

0:23:11.200,0:23:15.520
in the online game star wars the old

0:23:14.000,0:23:18.400
republic

0:23:15.520,0:23:20.159
with hundreds of friendly and helpful

0:23:18.400,0:23:23.520
active members

0:23:20.159,0:23:26.240
a weekly schedule of nightly events

0:23:23.520,0:23:27.440
annual guild meet and greets and an

0:23:26.240,0:23:31.120
active community

0:23:27.440,0:23:33.600
both on the web and on discord

0:23:31.120,0:23:35.520
the second civ empire is more than your

0:23:33.600,0:23:39.280
typical gaming group

0:23:35.520,0:23:40.080
we’re family join us on the star forge

0:23:39.280,0:23:43.679
server

0:23:40.080,0:23:46.880
for nightly events such as operations

0:23:43.679,0:23:50.240
flash points world boss hunts

0:23:46.880,0:23:52.080
star wars trivia guild lottery and much

0:23:50.240,0:23:55.970
more

0:23:52.080,0:23:59.079
visit us on the web today at

0:23:55.970,0:23:59.079
[Music]

0:24:02.840,0:24:05.840
http://www.the2ndsithempire.com

0:24:06.799,0:24:11.360
welcome back to insights into teens

0:24:09.200,0:24:13.679
we’re talking challenges

0:24:11.360,0:24:15.360
of covet on teens and now we’re going to

0:24:13.679,0:24:18.960
take a few minutes to talk about

0:24:15.360,0:24:21.600
specific challenges the teens face

0:24:18.960,0:24:24.559
and this information comes to us from

0:24:21.600,0:24:26.720
the centers for disease control

0:24:24.559,0:24:28.720
the first thing they talk about is

0:24:26.720,0:24:30.880
changes in routines

0:24:28.720,0:24:32.400
in addition to everyday steps to prevent

0:24:30.880,0:24:34.400
covid19

0:24:32.400,0:24:36.559
physical or social distancing is one of

0:24:34.400,0:24:38.480
the best tools we have to avoid being

0:24:36.559,0:24:41.919
exposed to the virus

0:24:38.480,0:24:43.679
and the slowest spread however having to

0:24:41.919,0:24:44.000
physically distance from someone you

0:24:43.679,0:24:46.559
love

0:24:44.000,0:24:47.600
like friends a boyfriend or girlfriend

0:24:46.559,0:24:51.039
family

0:24:47.600,0:24:53.120
or your worship community can be hard

0:24:51.039,0:24:55.360
adolescents may struggle when asked to

0:24:53.120,0:24:57.120
change their social routines

0:24:55.360,0:24:58.480
from choosing to skip in-person

0:24:57.120,0:25:01.360
gatherings

0:24:58.480,0:25:02.799
to consistently wearing masks in public

0:25:01.360,0:25:04.480
settings

0:25:02.799,0:25:07.200
it’s important for adults to help

0:25:04.480,0:25:09.760
adolescents take personal responsibility

0:25:07.200,0:25:12.880
to protect themselves and others

0:25:09.760,0:25:14.000
as well as support them in safely taking

0:25:12.880,0:25:17.520
time to connect with

0:25:14.000,0:25:19.679
friends and family remotely so with that

0:25:17.520,0:25:22.559
in mind let me ask you

0:25:19.679,0:25:23.520
what steps do you take or do you take

0:25:22.559,0:25:26.960
any steps

0:25:23.520,0:25:30.159
to stay in contact with your friends

0:25:26.960,0:25:34.240
and your family um

0:25:30.159,0:25:37.600
well technology is a wonderful thing

0:25:34.240,0:25:39.120
and i have and i have a lot of my

0:25:37.600,0:25:43.440
friends and family

0:25:39.120,0:25:46.559
um that i can text and sometimes when we

0:25:43.440,0:25:48.320
when it’s when we have a major holiday

0:25:46.559,0:25:51.360
like thanksgiving

0:25:48.320,0:25:54.080
um our family will have a

0:25:51.360,0:25:55.279
zoom call where all of us get together

0:25:54.080,0:25:58.000
and

0:25:55.279,0:25:59.760
um we’re able to see each other and talk

0:25:58.000,0:26:03.200
to each other

0:25:59.760,0:26:06.320
nice so that that kind of

0:26:03.200,0:26:08.640
helps to bind us together at that point

0:26:06.320,0:26:10.159
in time so that we don’t

0:26:08.640,0:26:12.240
lose touch with each other you know you

0:26:10.159,0:26:15.440
don’t you don’t have that advantage of

0:26:12.240,0:26:17.600
physically being together but at least

0:26:15.440,0:26:20.240
you know you can still share experiences

0:26:17.600,0:26:22.080
with each other

0:26:20.240,0:26:23.679
the next thing that they talk about

0:26:22.080,0:26:25.840
that’s a challenge is the breaking

0:26:23.679,0:26:28.640
continuity of learning

0:26:25.840,0:26:30.159
school closures due to covid19 have

0:26:28.640,0:26:31.360
meant that adolescents have been

0:26:30.159,0:26:35.200
participating

0:26:31.360,0:26:35.200
and learning from home which you have

0:26:35.679,0:26:38.880
online platforms and communities have

0:26:37.760,0:26:41.360
become essential

0:26:38.880,0:26:43.279
as families turn to digital solutions

0:26:41.360,0:26:44.400
more than ever to support students

0:26:43.279,0:26:46.640
learning

0:26:44.400,0:26:48.720
now you guys have what two or three

0:26:46.640,0:26:49.840
different online platforms that you use

0:26:48.720,0:26:53.279
right now for your

0:26:49.840,0:26:54.240
your schooling unfortunately the

0:26:53.279,0:26:56.080
immediate need

0:26:54.240,0:26:57.600
for virtual learning environments

0:26:56.080,0:27:00.799
brought to light in

0:26:57.600,0:27:03.200
inequity in resources access

0:27:00.799,0:27:05.600
and connectivity across families and

0:27:03.200,0:27:07.760
communities so you had some kids

0:27:05.600,0:27:10.480
who didn’t have computers or tablets or

0:27:07.760,0:27:12.480
laptops

0:27:10.480,0:27:15.200
you have some communities that don’t

0:27:12.480,0:27:18.240
even have internet access

0:27:15.200,0:27:20.679
excuse me we’ve been very fortunate

0:27:18.240,0:27:22.799
that we’ve always been kind of a

0:27:20.679,0:27:24.559
technology-centric household here so

0:27:22.799,0:27:25.200
it’s not had that much of an effect on

0:27:24.559,0:27:28.320
us

0:27:25.200,0:27:30.080
yeah school closures have also meant a

0:27:28.320,0:27:32.480
break in access to some essential

0:27:30.080,0:27:34.480
developmental services like occupational

0:27:32.480,0:27:37.520
behavioral speech therapy so some of the

0:27:34.480,0:27:37.520
special needs kids

0:27:37.600,0:27:44.480
one of the gentlemen that worked for me

0:27:40.799,0:27:47.600
has a student who is dyslexic

0:27:44.480,0:27:50.320
so he requires additional assistance

0:27:47.600,0:27:53.200
in some of his reading stuff and that’s

0:27:50.320,0:27:55.760
been kind of a struggle for him

0:27:53.200,0:27:57.919
it could also have impeded continuity in

0:27:55.760,0:28:00.880
adolescence development of athletic

0:27:57.919,0:28:02.159
or hands-on vocational skills with

0:28:00.880,0:28:03.919
potential impacts

0:28:02.159,0:28:06.159
on their higher education and

0:28:03.919,0:28:09.200
professional future

0:28:06.159,0:28:10.559
so in this case you’ve got kids who

0:28:09.200,0:28:12.960
are athletes and look to get

0:28:10.559,0:28:15.679
scholarships to colleges

0:28:12.960,0:28:17.440
that will help them pay for college and

0:28:15.679,0:28:19.279
you know with no sports going on that’s

0:28:17.440,0:28:22.720
not happening

0:28:19.279,0:28:24.720
so that’s another difficulty

0:28:22.720,0:28:26.159
it’s important to understand how virtual

0:28:24.720,0:28:29.039
learning could make learning

0:28:26.159,0:28:32.399
increasingly challenging for students

0:28:29.039,0:28:34.320
with limited resources or special needs

0:28:32.399,0:28:36.559
moreover some children may experience

0:28:34.320,0:28:39.760
anxiety about going back to school

0:28:36.559,0:28:41.440
in person or virtually

0:28:39.760,0:28:42.960
do you have any anxiety about the

0:28:41.440,0:28:44.799
thought of going back to school

0:28:42.960,0:28:46.080
you know joe biden came into office and

0:28:44.799,0:28:47.600
one of the things that he’s trying to

0:28:46.080,0:28:50.000
push at this point is to get everyone

0:28:47.600,0:28:51.679
back in school five days a week

0:28:50.000,0:28:53.760
is that something that you have concerns

0:28:51.679,0:28:58.399
about i mean

0:28:53.760,0:29:00.960
kind of um i

0:28:58.399,0:29:03.120
i know that i’m more like children

0:29:00.960,0:29:06.240
aren’t entirely the main demographic who

0:29:03.120,0:29:07.760
do get covered um but i’m not entirely

0:29:06.240,0:29:09.440
worried about my safety

0:29:07.760,0:29:11.440
i’m more or less worried about you and

0:29:09.440,0:29:16.159
mommy you’re what

0:29:11.440,0:29:17.760
um you being diabetic you’re

0:29:16.159,0:29:19.919
you have a higher chance of getting

0:29:17.760,0:29:24.080
covered and

0:29:19.919,0:29:27.919
i don’t want to have to um

0:29:24.080,0:29:30.559
put you at risk so going into school

0:29:27.919,0:29:31.919
five days a week would kind of be scary

0:29:30.559,0:29:34.960
for me which is why

0:29:31.919,0:29:38.480
for now i’m fully remote i don’t

0:29:34.960,0:29:41.840
go into school two days of the week

0:29:38.480,0:29:43.600
i just do remote right yeah very good

0:29:41.840,0:29:46.720
point

0:29:43.600,0:29:48.720
uh some may also experience fatigue from

0:29:46.720,0:29:49.600
online video conferencing commonly

0:29:48.720,0:29:52.720
referred to

0:29:49.600,0:29:54.240
as zoom fatigue now i can tell you given

0:29:52.720,0:29:56.159
the number of video conferences that

0:29:54.240,0:29:59.919
i’ve been doing at work as opposed to

0:29:56.159,0:30:01.360
in-person meetings i’m to the point

0:29:59.919,0:30:05.279
where

0:30:01.360,0:30:07.360
i’m very paranoid and probably overly

0:30:05.279,0:30:09.279
cautious at work where

0:30:07.360,0:30:11.279
if one of my colleagues who’s physically

0:30:09.279,0:30:12.000
in the same office as me wants to have a

0:30:11.279,0:30:14.640
meeting

0:30:12.000,0:30:15.520
i’ll schedule a video conference with

0:30:14.640,0:30:18.320
them

0:30:15.520,0:30:19.279
and they may be you know four deaths

0:30:18.320,0:30:20.720
down from me

0:30:19.279,0:30:22.480
because i don’t want to be in a confined

0:30:20.720,0:30:25.200
space with them

0:30:22.480,0:30:26.799
um i notice a lot of what you’re doing

0:30:25.200,0:30:27.520
in school is video conferencing with

0:30:26.799,0:30:29.520
your teacher

0:30:27.520,0:30:30.960
and interactions with assignment and

0:30:29.520,0:30:33.440
stuff like that

0:30:30.960,0:30:34.640
do you find that that’s becoming

0:30:33.440,0:30:37.360
troublesome for you

0:30:34.640,0:30:39.120
is it is it difficult to continue

0:30:37.360,0:30:39.919
working under those conditions or do you

0:30:39.120,0:30:42.960
find it

0:30:39.919,0:30:45.200
okay to work like that honestly i’m kind

0:30:42.960,0:30:47.440
of already getting used to it and i

0:30:45.200,0:30:49.279
think that when i do go back into school

0:30:47.440,0:30:50.399
i’m not entirely going to be used to it

0:30:49.279,0:30:52.559
because

0:30:50.399,0:30:55.279
i know like i have to stay on the

0:30:52.559,0:30:58.399
conference for the entire class period

0:30:55.279,0:31:01.360
they ask me questions i answer them

0:30:58.399,0:31:03.519
and i’m and for of course my band

0:31:01.360,0:31:06.240
lessons we all see each other and

0:31:03.519,0:31:07.840
i’m able to interact with them slightly

0:31:06.240,0:31:10.159
more than with my other

0:31:07.840,0:31:12.799
teachers nice well it seems like it’s

0:31:10.159,0:31:14.559
working out pretty well for you

0:31:12.799,0:31:15.919
the next thing the next challenge they

0:31:14.559,0:31:19.360
talk about

0:31:15.919,0:31:21.279
is a break in continuity of health care

0:31:19.360,0:31:22.960
parents may have avoided seeking health

0:31:21.279,0:31:25.039
care for their adolescents due to

0:31:22.960,0:31:26.640
stay-at-home orders

0:31:25.039,0:31:28.320
and may continue to do so because

0:31:26.640,0:31:29.760
they’re afraid of getting sick with

0:31:28.320,0:31:32.960
covid19 i know

0:31:29.760,0:31:36.640
i’m avoiding a number of

0:31:32.960,0:31:38.799
medical uh procedures or evaluations

0:31:36.640,0:31:41.679
that i should be going for

0:31:38.799,0:31:43.760
that aren’t essential they’re kind of

0:31:41.679,0:31:45.200
inconveniences right now

0:31:43.760,0:31:47.760
because i just don’t want to go through

0:31:45.200,0:31:50.799
the exposure

0:31:47.760,0:31:53.840
have um

0:31:50.799,0:31:55.919
mommy and daddy prevented you or

0:31:53.840,0:31:57.360
or cut down the number of appointments

0:31:55.919,0:31:58.159
you normally would have gone to because

0:31:57.360,0:32:00.399
i know we’ve got

0:31:58.159,0:32:02.880
the the orthodontist for the braces

0:32:00.399,0:32:04.960
you’ve got regular annual checkups

0:32:02.880,0:32:06.960
has mommy been keeping that schedule or

0:32:04.960,0:32:08.399
has she been preserved and what she’s

0:32:06.960,0:32:11.200
doing with that

0:32:08.399,0:32:11.679
well i go to the orthodontist once a

0:32:11.200,0:32:14.880
month

0:32:11.679,0:32:16.880
so that isn’t being cut i’m actually

0:32:14.880,0:32:17.840
gonna be going to the dentist in a few

0:32:16.880,0:32:20.799
days so

0:32:17.840,0:32:22.640
that’s not cut um i definitely don’t

0:32:20.799,0:32:24.880
think i’ve gone to the doctor

0:32:22.640,0:32:26.880
as much i don’t remember too many times

0:32:24.880,0:32:29.279
i’ve gone to the doctor in fact when i

0:32:26.880,0:32:31.440
went to get my flu shot and actually go

0:32:29.279,0:32:33.679
to a doctor i went

0:32:31.440,0:32:34.720
up to a we went to a pharmacy to get our

0:32:33.679,0:32:38.000
flu shots

0:32:34.720,0:32:42.480
so so so it’s not really

0:32:38.000,0:32:45.360
impeding your medical

0:32:42.480,0:32:46.640
care at this point in time not really

0:32:45.360,0:32:48.559
well they talk about the fact that

0:32:46.640,0:32:50.720
school closures have impacted many

0:32:48.559,0:32:51.840
adolescents ability to receive mental

0:32:50.720,0:32:53.919
health

0:32:51.840,0:32:54.880
speech therapy and occupational health

0:32:53.919,0:32:56.850
services

0:32:54.880,0:32:58.080
on campus um

0:32:56.850,0:33:00.320
[Music]

0:32:58.080,0:33:01.600
were you talking to your guidance

0:33:00.320,0:33:03.919
counselor a lot

0:33:01.600,0:33:05.519
or were you seeing the nurse or were you

0:33:03.919,0:33:06.480
getting any kind of these medical

0:33:05.519,0:33:10.399
services from

0:33:06.480,0:33:13.760
school well i mean

0:33:10.399,0:33:16.720
besides the usual check besides the like

0:33:13.760,0:33:18.480
when they called you into the office to

0:33:16.720,0:33:21.760
kind of get to know you

0:33:18.480,0:33:24.240
i really didn’t do that if i was having

0:33:21.760,0:33:27.039
any problems i’d mainly go to you guys

0:33:24.240,0:33:27.679
for it um and i guess that was just

0:33:27.039,0:33:31.840
because

0:33:27.679,0:33:35.519
like i felt as though i needed to

0:33:31.840,0:33:37.519
um you know i needed to

0:33:35.519,0:33:39.200
stay in school i needed to stay in the

0:33:37.519,0:33:41.440
class um

0:33:39.200,0:33:42.480
and my mental and my mental health

0:33:41.440,0:33:44.000
wasn’t like

0:33:42.480,0:33:46.480
extremely bad to the point where i

0:33:44.000,0:33:50.000
needed to go to the guidance counselor

0:33:46.480,0:33:51.840
so that’s good so they kind of summarize

0:33:50.000,0:33:52.960
this by saying it’s important to ensure

0:33:51.840,0:33:55.679
adolescents receive

0:33:52.960,0:33:57.360
continuity of health care including

0:33:55.679,0:34:00.559
continuing mental health

0:33:57.360,0:34:02.480
occupational and speech therapies such

0:34:00.559,0:34:04.240
as via telehealth appointments

0:34:02.480,0:34:06.080
and that’s what my endocrinologist has

0:34:04.240,0:34:07.279
switched over to his telehealth where we

0:34:06.080,0:34:10.560
do a facetime

0:34:07.279,0:34:12.399
chat or something like that now

0:34:10.560,0:34:14.320
you still need to receive vaccines

0:34:12.399,0:34:16.240
including the covid19 vaccine when

0:34:14.320,0:34:19.919
you’re eligible for it

0:34:16.240,0:34:21.599
um so they’re still meant there’s still

0:34:19.919,0:34:23.440
physical health things where you still

0:34:21.599,0:34:24.960
need to interact with a doctor at some

0:34:23.440,0:34:26.480
point in time and

0:34:24.960,0:34:28.320
you know it’s important that parents are

0:34:26.480,0:34:31.200
very cognizant of that don’t let that

0:34:28.320,0:34:32.960
fall by the wayside

0:34:31.200,0:34:35.119
the next thing they talk about is missed

0:34:32.960,0:34:37.839
significant life events and this is

0:34:35.119,0:34:40.240
impacting a lot of people

0:34:37.839,0:34:42.399
so physical distancing can feel as if

0:34:40.240,0:34:44.240
one is placing life on hold

0:34:42.399,0:34:46.000
and doing that for a year is a real

0:34:44.240,0:34:47.919
burden

0:34:46.000,0:34:51.280
the truth is that the clock keeps

0:34:47.919,0:34:54.480
ticking birthdays graduations proms

0:34:51.280,0:34:58.079
homecoming vacation plans

0:34:54.480,0:35:01.119
births and all more significant

0:34:58.079,0:35:02.000
funerals are just a sample of the many

0:35:01.119,0:35:04.079
significant life

0:35:02.000,0:35:07.440
events that adolescents have missed

0:35:04.079,0:35:10.640
experiencing during covid19

0:35:07.440,0:35:12.880
social distancing stayed home orders

0:35:10.640,0:35:15.440
and limits to gatherings have affected

0:35:12.880,0:35:18.000
their ability to gather in person

0:35:15.440,0:35:20.720
with friends and family to celebrate or

0:35:18.000,0:35:22.800
grieve in typical ways

0:35:20.720,0:35:25.359
grief is a normal response to losing

0:35:22.800,0:35:27.200
someone or something important to you

0:35:25.359,0:35:29.040
it’s important for your family and

0:35:27.200,0:35:32.320
friends to help adolescents find

0:35:29.040,0:35:33.599
alternate creative and safe ways to

0:35:32.320,0:35:36.880
connect and support

0:35:33.599,0:35:40.720
each other at a distance

0:35:36.880,0:35:44.480
we had a death in the family during this

0:35:40.720,0:35:45.920
this time period we lost dorian one of

0:35:44.480,0:35:47.839
our cats

0:35:45.920,0:35:49.599
and it was one of those things where we

0:35:47.839,0:35:53.200
didn’t have the ability to

0:35:49.599,0:35:54.800
to reach out and to have that closure

0:35:53.200,0:35:56.320
with our other family members that we

0:35:54.800,0:35:58.960
would normally get that support we had

0:35:56.320,0:36:00.800
to get it through telehealth

0:35:58.960,0:36:02.400
there there are people who are losing

0:36:00.800,0:36:05.520
family members as a result

0:36:02.400,0:36:07.200
of covet 19 there were normal deaths

0:36:05.520,0:36:09.040
that are happening

0:36:07.200,0:36:11.040
but more importantly there’s there’s

0:36:09.040,0:36:13.119
planned events that are happening

0:36:11.040,0:36:15.760
graduations you know i have a friend of

0:36:13.119,0:36:18.320
mine who lives out in wisconsin

0:36:15.760,0:36:20.160
and her son graduated high school and he

0:36:18.320,0:36:22.000
couldn’t walk with his class and he had

0:36:20.160,0:36:23.280
to come up with some kind of compromise

0:36:22.000,0:36:24.400
for that

0:36:23.280,0:36:26.160
and that’s one of those once in a

0:36:24.400,0:36:26.880
lifetime things that you you can’t

0:36:26.160,0:36:28.800
relive

0:36:26.880,0:36:30.800
you know they didn’t have a prom because

0:36:28.800,0:36:32.160
of covet

0:36:30.800,0:36:34.240
there are people that are putting their

0:36:32.160,0:36:35.440
weddings off or they’re having online

0:36:34.240,0:36:38.079
weddings

0:36:35.440,0:36:39.680
so what i find during this time period

0:36:38.079,0:36:43.280
is how creative people can be

0:36:39.680,0:36:45.119
but what impact do you think not being

0:36:43.280,0:36:46.560
able to do these routine things is

0:36:45.119,0:36:48.880
having on people like

0:36:46.560,0:36:50.960
how how did it affect you not being able

0:36:48.880,0:36:52.960
to to have

0:36:50.960,0:36:56.000
friends and family comfort you when we

0:36:52.960,0:36:59.040
lost dorian

0:36:56.000,0:37:00.720
well and i didn’t mean to make you cry

0:36:59.040,0:37:02.640
sorry i threw that one out there that

0:37:00.720,0:37:03.200
was not what the original intent was

0:37:02.640,0:37:07.520
with

0:37:03.200,0:37:11.200
with that question it’s fine

0:37:07.520,0:37:13.359
i will say it was difficult

0:37:11.200,0:37:13.359
and

0:37:15.920,0:37:23.119
the fact we lost her

0:37:19.760,0:37:26.240
pretty early on in all of this was

0:37:23.119,0:37:30.720
really not helping no

0:37:26.240,0:37:34.560
and um the fact i really couldn’t

0:37:30.720,0:37:35.200
like get a hug from my other family

0:37:34.560,0:37:38.880
members

0:37:35.200,0:37:39.680
kind of hurt yeah what about from school

0:37:38.880,0:37:42.800
events like

0:37:39.680,0:37:44.160
like you know i don’t know concerts for

0:37:42.800,0:37:46.400
instance and you know it’s one of the

0:37:44.160,0:37:48.320
things that you would normally be

0:37:46.400,0:37:49.440
participating in being a member of the

0:37:48.320,0:37:52.160
band

0:37:49.440,0:37:53.119
and you guys practice you know you put a

0:37:52.160,0:37:55.040
lot of hard work

0:37:53.119,0:37:57.760
into practice you improve your skills

0:37:55.040,0:37:59.599
you learn your your songs and stuff

0:37:57.760,0:38:01.839
and ultimately the culmination of all

0:37:59.599,0:38:04.800
that effort is you get to put on a show

0:38:01.839,0:38:06.560
for friends and family and you’ve not

0:38:04.800,0:38:07.920
been able to do that how has that

0:38:06.560,0:38:11.599
affected you

0:38:07.920,0:38:12.000
in this situation i mean i did get my

0:38:11.599,0:38:14.720
one

0:38:12.000,0:38:15.920
the one winter concert from seventh

0:38:14.720,0:38:18.640
grade which

0:38:15.920,0:38:20.400
was probably the most sophisticated

0:38:18.640,0:38:23.599
concert i’ve ever had

0:38:20.400,0:38:26.480
and it was a really big shock and

0:38:23.599,0:38:28.720
um i actually really liked playing the

0:38:26.480,0:38:31.200
spring songs we were planning to

0:38:28.720,0:38:32.400
have um when we were going to have our

0:38:31.200,0:38:35.520
spring concert

0:38:32.400,0:38:36.079
but then covet hit and we really

0:38:35.520,0:38:40.000
couldn’t

0:38:36.079,0:38:43.280
do that um and

0:38:40.000,0:38:45.760
i mean it was kind of don’t i was

0:38:43.280,0:38:47.680
really kind of missing out on it because

0:38:45.760,0:38:49.920
ever since i started in fourth grade

0:38:47.680,0:38:54.079
i’ve had some type of concert

0:38:49.920,0:38:56.079
yeah yeah so you know that’s again it’s

0:38:54.079,0:38:58.000
it’s not a major life event but it’s one

0:38:56.079,0:38:59.760
of those milestones that you kind of get

0:38:58.000,0:39:00.079
to celebrate your achievements at that

0:38:59.760,0:39:03.680
point

0:39:00.079,0:39:05.520
and we’re missing out on those yeah

0:39:03.680,0:39:07.200
so the next thing and the last thing on

0:39:05.520,0:39:09.760
this

0:39:07.200,0:39:10.880
subject that they talk about is a loss

0:39:09.760,0:39:15.040
of security

0:39:10.880,0:39:17.200
and safety job loss and lost wages

0:39:15.040,0:39:20.800
affected the household income of many

0:39:17.200,0:39:24.480
adolescents families during covid19

0:39:20.800,0:39:26.400
we’ve been very lucky mommy has been

0:39:24.480,0:39:29.599
able to work from home her company has

0:39:26.400,0:39:32.880
been very accommodating for that

0:39:29.599,0:39:36.640
i’ve not had an impact on my job my

0:39:32.880,0:39:40.480
my owner of our company

0:39:36.640,0:39:43.599
has been able to keep the company going

0:39:40.480,0:39:46.560
at normal rate basically um

0:39:43.599,0:39:48.960
so i’ve been very fortunate that i’ve

0:39:46.560,0:39:50.240
not lost my job and i still have a job

0:39:48.960,0:39:54.079
to go into and

0:39:50.240,0:39:55.599
and things are are doing well there

0:39:54.079,0:39:57.599
but there’s a lot of americans out there

0:39:55.599,0:39:59.280
who aren’t that fortunate

0:39:57.599,0:40:00.800
you know we saw some of the highest

0:39:59.280,0:40:02.880
unemployment rates since the great

0:40:00.800,0:40:06.079
depression

0:40:02.880,0:40:08.000
economic insecurity is consistently

0:40:06.079,0:40:12.240
linked to adverse development

0:40:08.000,0:40:14.400
academic achievement and health outcomes

0:40:12.240,0:40:15.440
it may affect adolescents ability to

0:40:14.400,0:40:18.880
consistently

0:40:15.440,0:40:22.240
access healthy foods safe transportation

0:40:18.880,0:40:24.640
and housing mounting economic stressors

0:40:22.240,0:40:25.520
can increase the risk for exposure to

0:40:24.640,0:40:29.680
violence

0:40:25.520,0:40:32.079
as as families

0:40:29.680,0:40:34.400
experience money issues those money

0:40:32.079,0:40:37.680
issues can lead to

0:40:34.400,0:40:38.079
arguments and stress and violence at

0:40:37.680,0:40:41.760
home

0:40:38.079,0:40:43.040
at times along with stay-at-home orders

0:40:41.760,0:40:44.880
during covet 19

0:40:43.040,0:40:46.880
some adolescents may have been

0:40:44.880,0:40:48.240
increasingly exposed to abuse and

0:40:46.880,0:40:50.800
neglect

0:40:48.240,0:40:51.520
intimate partner violence at home or

0:40:50.800,0:40:54.480
even

0:40:51.520,0:40:56.560
god forbid sexual violence their

0:40:54.480,0:40:57.359
increased online activity also puts them

0:40:56.560,0:40:59.839
at risk for

0:40:57.359,0:41:01.520
online harms such as online sexual

0:40:59.839,0:41:05.359
exploitation

0:41:01.520,0:41:06.000
cyber bullying online risk risk taking

0:41:05.359,0:41:08.480
behavior

0:41:06.000,0:41:11.040
and exposure to potentially harmful

0:41:08.480,0:41:11.040
content

0:41:12.160,0:41:17.280
how have you felt because again it

0:41:15.520,0:41:19.520
hasn’t had

0:41:17.280,0:41:20.800
much impact on us from a financial

0:41:19.520,0:41:23.200
standpoint other than the fact that

0:41:20.800,0:41:25.839
mommy is home with you

0:41:23.200,0:41:28.160
how has everything is from a covid

0:41:25.839,0:41:29.359
standpoint affected you from a security

0:41:28.160,0:41:33.119
standpoint do you

0:41:29.359,0:41:36.000
feel we’re financially

0:41:33.119,0:41:37.599
uh stable do you see that there’s stress

0:41:36.000,0:41:41.359
between mommy and i do you see

0:41:37.599,0:41:43.680
anything uh impacting our family

0:41:41.359,0:41:46.319
that could be a result of this loss of

0:41:43.680,0:41:48.960
safety and security they talk about

0:41:46.319,0:41:50.960
well i have to say i’m one of the

0:41:48.960,0:41:54.000
fortunate ones where

0:41:50.960,0:41:56.480
you guys interact on a very loving

0:41:54.000,0:41:57.119
and kind level and you too are never

0:41:56.480,0:41:59.920
really

0:41:57.119,0:42:01.440
upset or angry at each other and there’s

0:41:59.920,0:42:04.560
never really any

0:42:01.440,0:42:07.520
violence that goes on in our house

0:42:04.560,0:42:08.000
and i haven’t really seen a change in

0:42:07.520,0:42:10.880
that

0:42:08.000,0:42:12.400
the only thing is that i mean me and

0:42:10.880,0:42:13.359
mommy have started getting a little

0:42:12.400,0:42:15.760
closer

0:42:13.359,0:42:17.200
and i guess that since you still have to

0:42:15.760,0:42:19.839
leave the house

0:42:17.200,0:42:22.160
we’re still i definitely don’t spend as

0:42:19.839,0:42:25.920
much time as i want to with you

0:42:22.160,0:42:29.359
um but uh you go into work

0:42:25.920,0:42:30.000
so i really it was kind of like it was

0:42:29.359,0:42:32.240
before

0:42:30.000,0:42:33.520
but now that i’m kind of used to having

0:42:32.240,0:42:35.520
mommy um

0:42:33.520,0:42:37.200
i definitely feel that we don’t really

0:42:35.520,0:42:40.880
spend too much time with you

0:42:37.200,0:42:42.720
anymore but um we definitely try to do

0:42:40.880,0:42:44.400
it especially over the weekends and of

0:42:42.720,0:42:48.079
course with the podcast

0:42:44.400,0:42:50.720
right right well yeah we we are

0:42:48.079,0:42:52.400
on many levels we’re very fortunate uh

0:42:50.720,0:42:52.800
there are a lot of families out there

0:42:52.400,0:42:56.079
who

0:42:52.800,0:42:59.520
are far more affected

0:42:56.079,0:43:02.880
by the consequences of covid than we

0:42:59.520,0:43:04.319
have been so i’m very thankful for that

0:43:02.880,0:43:06.160
um so we’re going to take another quick

0:43:04.319,0:43:08.640
break and we’re going to talk about uh

0:43:06.160,0:43:10.839
some suggestions on how to cope with the

0:43:08.640,0:43:13.839
stress of covid when we come back

0:43:10.839,0:43:13.839
alrighty

0:43:16.400,0:43:21.599
[Music]

0:43:19.119,0:43:23.280
insights into entertainment a podcast

0:43:21.599,0:43:27.119
series taking a deeper look

0:43:23.280,0:43:29.359
into entertainment and media

0:43:27.119,0:43:31.040
our husband and wife team of pop culture

0:43:29.359,0:43:33.440
fanatics are exploring

0:43:31.040,0:43:35.150
all things from music and movies to

0:43:33.440,0:43:37.119
television and fandom

0:43:35.150,0:43:38.640
[Music]

0:43:37.119,0:43:41.180
we’ll look at the interesting and

0:43:38.640,0:43:43.040
obscure entertainment news of the week

0:43:41.180,0:43:45.040
[Music]

0:43:43.040,0:43:46.480
we’ll talk about theme park and pop

0:43:45.040,0:43:48.400
culture news

0:43:46.480,0:43:51.119
we’ll give you the latest and greatest

0:43:48.400,0:43:53.440
on pop culture conventions

0:43:51.119,0:43:54.160
we’ll give you a deep dive into disney

0:43:53.440,0:43:55.260
star wars

0:43:54.160,0:43:57.760
and much more

0:43:55.260,0:44:00.040
[Music]

0:43:57.760,0:44:02.720
check out our video episodes at

0:44:00.040,0:44:03.920
youtube.com backslash insights into

0:44:02.720,0:44:07.359
things

0:44:03.920,0:44:10.960
our audio episodes at podcast.insights

0:44:07.359,0:44:15.359
entertainment or check us out on the web

0:44:10.960,0:44:15.359
at insights into things.com

0:44:15.940,0:44:24.400
[Music]

0:44:21.200,0:44:27.839
welcome back we are talking about

0:44:24.400,0:44:30.560
the challenges of covet 19 on teens

0:44:27.839,0:44:31.760
and we have some suggestions from unicef

0:44:30.560,0:44:35.280
the united nations

0:44:31.760,0:44:38.319
international children’s emergency fund

0:44:35.280,0:44:40.079
on suggestions on how to cope with the

0:44:38.319,0:44:42.640
stress of covu

0:44:40.079,0:44:43.599
so the first thing they talk about is

0:44:42.640,0:44:47.200
recognize

0:44:43.599,0:44:50.000
that your anxiety is completely normal

0:44:47.200,0:44:51.440
if school closures and alarming

0:44:50.000,0:44:54.640
headlines are making you feel

0:44:51.440,0:44:57.599
anxious you’re not the only one in fact

0:44:54.640,0:44:59.920
that’s how you’re supposed to feel

0:44:57.599,0:45:01.359
psychologists have long recognized that

0:44:59.920,0:45:03.680
anxiety

0:45:01.359,0:45:05.200
is a normal and healthy function that

0:45:03.680,0:45:07.440
alerts us to threats

0:45:05.200,0:45:08.400
and helps us to take measures to protect

0:45:07.440,0:45:10.960
ourselves

0:45:08.400,0:45:12.079
do you agree with that yeah um the one

0:45:10.960,0:45:15.599
show that me and mommy

0:45:12.079,0:45:19.359
had been watching um called brain games

0:45:15.599,0:45:24.079
they mentioned how anxiety

0:45:19.359,0:45:27.119
is normal and it was a behavior that

0:45:24.079,0:45:30.640
um we’ve had since we

0:45:27.119,0:45:32.960
knew about threats to our safety

0:45:30.640,0:45:35.200
and that it’s a completely normal and

0:45:32.960,0:45:37.040
healthy function and it’s fine to feel

0:45:35.200,0:45:39.200
scared

0:45:37.040,0:45:41.920
yes your anxiety is going to help you

0:45:39.200,0:45:43.760
make the decisions that you need to be

0:45:41.920,0:45:46.160
making right now

0:45:43.760,0:45:47.839
not spending time with other people or

0:45:46.160,0:45:49.599
in large groups

0:45:47.839,0:45:51.920
washing your hands not touching your

0:45:49.599,0:45:53.119
face all the stuff that the cdc has told

0:45:51.920,0:45:55.599
us

0:45:53.119,0:45:57.680
those feelings are helping to keep not

0:45:55.599,0:46:00.400
only you safe but others as well like

0:45:57.680,0:46:02.640
you alluded to if you go to school and

0:46:00.400,0:46:05.119
maybe you don’t get sick from covid but

0:46:02.640,0:46:08.720
you become a carrier and bring it home

0:46:05.119,0:46:10.800
mommy iraqi get seriously ill from it

0:46:08.720,0:46:12.079
this is also how we take care of members

0:46:10.800,0:46:15.200
of our community

0:46:12.079,0:46:17.280
we think about the people around us too

0:46:15.200,0:46:19.520
while anxiety around covet 19 is

0:46:17.280,0:46:21.520
completely understandable

0:46:19.520,0:46:22.560
make sure that you’re using reliable

0:46:21.520,0:46:25.040
sources

0:46:22.560,0:46:28.079
such as unicef’s world health

0:46:25.040,0:46:30.079
organization sites to get information

0:46:28.079,0:46:32.800
and i think this is very important you

0:46:30.079,0:46:37.920
know we started out this crisis

0:46:32.800,0:46:37.920
under one administration that was

0:46:38.160,0:46:42.880
less scientifically centric than it

0:46:41.040,0:46:44.400
probably should have been

0:46:42.880,0:46:46.160
and as a result there was a lot of

0:46:44.400,0:46:48.480
information that was put out there that

0:46:46.160,0:46:51.280
was

0:46:48.480,0:46:52.800
at best not helpful and at worst

0:46:51.280,0:46:55.040
detrimental

0:46:52.800,0:46:56.880
since the shift in administrations in

0:46:55.040,0:46:59.200
january

0:46:56.880,0:47:03.599
i think we’re moving back down the right

0:46:59.200,0:47:05.119
path of a more scientific approach to it

0:47:03.599,0:47:07.440
organizations like the world health

0:47:05.119,0:47:10.240
organization are getting the credit that

0:47:07.440,0:47:12.000
they deserve at this point in time

0:47:10.240,0:47:14.079
and it’s important that when you address

0:47:12.000,0:47:17.119
these things with your kids

0:47:14.079,0:47:19.920
that you do it from a factual standpoint

0:47:17.119,0:47:21.040
and there is more than enough credible

0:47:19.920,0:47:23.839
sources out there

0:47:21.040,0:47:25.520
from which to draw on to have the

0:47:23.839,0:47:26.960
conversation

0:47:25.520,0:47:28.800
and it’s important to have that

0:47:26.960,0:47:30.480
conversation with your kids so that the

0:47:28.800,0:47:32.800
kids themselves

0:47:30.480,0:47:34.079
understand the problem understand how to

0:47:32.800,0:47:37.200
deal with it

0:47:34.079,0:47:39.040
and realize that it’s not doom and gloom

0:47:37.200,0:47:41.599
you know it’s a serious issue that needs

0:47:39.040,0:47:43.760
to be dealt with it’s being dealt with

0:47:41.599,0:47:44.880
and it will continue to be dealt with

0:47:43.760,0:47:46.480
smartly

0:47:44.880,0:47:49.440
and as long as you do that that’s the

0:47:46.480,0:47:49.440
best that you can do

0:47:49.520,0:47:51.940
the next thing they talk about is to

0:47:50.880,0:47:53.359
create distractions

0:47:51.940,0:47:55.359
[Music]

0:47:53.359,0:47:56.960
when we’re under chronically difficult

0:47:55.359,0:47:59.440
conditions

0:47:56.960,0:48:01.119
it’s very helpful to divide the problem

0:47:59.440,0:48:04.079
in the two categories

0:48:01.119,0:48:05.280
things i can do something about and then

0:48:04.079,0:48:08.400
things i can’t

0:48:05.280,0:48:10.319
do anything about there’s a lot that

0:48:08.400,0:48:12.079
falls under the second category right

0:48:10.319,0:48:14.079
now and that’s okay

0:48:12.079,0:48:15.200
but one thing that helps us to deal with

0:48:14.079,0:48:17.280
that

0:48:15.200,0:48:18.960
is creating distractions for ourselves

0:48:17.280,0:48:21.280
for instance

0:48:18.960,0:48:22.319
doing homework you know one of the

0:48:21.280,0:48:26.559
things that you

0:48:22.319,0:48:29.040
are i would say famous for at least

0:48:26.559,0:48:30.720
in our household is pouring yourself

0:48:29.040,0:48:33.200
into your schoolwork

0:48:30.720,0:48:34.880
and and when you do that that tends to

0:48:33.200,0:48:36.880
shut down the

0:48:34.880,0:48:39.040
the concerns for the outside world while

0:48:36.880,0:48:42.880
you’re focusing on that would you agree

0:48:39.040,0:48:45.119
yeah i usually um try to put

0:48:42.880,0:48:45.920
as much time into my schoolwork as i

0:48:45.119,0:48:49.599
need it

0:48:45.920,0:48:51.680
as i need um i i make sure to check my

0:48:49.599,0:48:52.319
work whenever i do it and i make sure to

0:48:51.680,0:48:55.280
study for

0:48:52.319,0:48:56.319
quizzes and tests yeah watching a

0:48:55.280,0:48:59.359
favorite movie

0:48:56.319,0:49:01.760
you know we’ve had a number of uh

0:48:59.359,0:49:04.000
you know movie theaters are closed down

0:49:01.760,0:49:05.680
at this point in time so a lot of first

0:49:04.000,0:49:06.960
run movies are coming out on streaming

0:49:05.680,0:49:08.720
services

0:49:06.960,0:49:10.800
we’ve had a number of family movie

0:49:08.720,0:49:12.960
nights where we’ve watched

0:49:10.800,0:49:14.000
wonder woman and and things of that

0:49:12.960,0:49:17.040
nature

0:49:14.000,0:49:18.559
you have your your evenings with mommy

0:49:17.040,0:49:20.160
where you’re watching shows and stuff

0:49:18.559,0:49:22.000
like that do you find that’s

0:49:20.160,0:49:23.520
a helpful distraction for you has that

0:49:22.000,0:49:24.480
helped you to alleviate some of your

0:49:23.520,0:49:27.119
anxiety

0:49:24.480,0:49:29.440
yeah especially like since i do it

0:49:27.119,0:49:32.880
before bed it helps me kind of

0:49:29.440,0:49:34.880
get like calmed down it i stopped

0:49:32.880,0:49:36.880
thinking about like all the stuff that

0:49:34.880,0:49:39.280
happened in the day that stressed me out

0:49:36.880,0:49:41.040
and i started feeling calm

0:49:39.280,0:49:43.119
and that’s a great way to start into

0:49:41.040,0:49:45.040
that phase there

0:49:43.119,0:49:46.480
and i tend to follow that up by getting

0:49:45.040,0:49:48.079
into bed with a novel that’s the next

0:49:46.480,0:49:50.559
thing they talk about

0:49:48.079,0:49:52.559
um i like to read before i go to bed it

0:49:50.559,0:49:53.920
helps to tire me out it helps to clear

0:49:52.559,0:49:55.359
my mind

0:49:53.920,0:49:56.720
i know that’s not a method that works

0:49:55.359,0:49:58.319
for you but it’s certainly something

0:49:56.720,0:50:00.160
that could work for someone else

0:49:58.319,0:50:02.160
well i mean sometimes when i read

0:50:00.160,0:50:04.000
something it does kind of put me to

0:50:02.160,0:50:07.040
sleep but i haven’t done that in a while

0:50:04.000,0:50:08.880
right the other thing that that

0:50:07.040,0:50:10.720
we do from time to time as well is

0:50:08.880,0:50:13.200
playing games together you know we play

0:50:10.720,0:50:15.520
board games we’ll play

0:50:13.200,0:50:16.960
rock band or you and i will play video

0:50:15.520,0:50:19.200
games together

0:50:16.960,0:50:20.559
um do you find that to be a good

0:50:19.200,0:50:23.359
de-stressor

0:50:20.559,0:50:24.480
yeah and although i sometimes play games

0:50:23.359,0:50:26.720
on my own

0:50:24.480,0:50:27.520
i definitely enjoy playing games with

0:50:26.720,0:50:30.240
you because

0:50:27.520,0:50:31.839
like sometimes when i play minecraft it

0:50:30.240,0:50:32.720
kind of feels lonely when i’m the only

0:50:31.839,0:50:34.480
one playing

0:50:32.720,0:50:35.839
and like when you and i play call of

0:50:34.480,0:50:39.119
duty um

0:50:35.839,0:50:40.079
we it’s fun because we have interactions

0:50:39.119,0:50:42.720
and it’s like oh

0:50:40.079,0:50:44.240
no and like we kind of work off of each

0:50:42.720,0:50:45.920
other right

0:50:44.240,0:50:47.680
they also talk about writing in a

0:50:45.920,0:50:50.880
journal now i know you do that

0:50:47.680,0:50:51.760
um frequently for your ela class in

0:50:50.880,0:50:54.240
school

0:50:51.760,0:50:55.599
but do you find that to be helpful or

0:50:54.240,0:50:57.920
meditative at all

0:50:55.599,0:50:59.440
i mean sometimes we do talk about pretty

0:50:57.920,0:51:02.720
deep subjects

0:50:59.440,0:51:04.559
um the last time was kindness and if we

0:51:02.720,0:51:07.760
think we’re kind and some

0:51:04.559,0:51:10.160
and stuff like that um and i do find it

0:51:07.760,0:51:10.720
to be calming i also know that mommy has

0:51:10.160,0:51:13.839
a

0:51:10.720,0:51:16.640
journal or two she writes in before bed

0:51:13.839,0:51:17.280
um so yeah writing in a journal does

0:51:16.640,0:51:19.680
help

0:51:17.280,0:51:21.440
yeah the next thing they talk about is

0:51:19.680,0:51:22.800
finding new ways to connect with your

0:51:21.440,0:51:24.480
friends

0:51:22.800,0:51:26.240
if you want to spend time with friends

0:51:24.480,0:51:26.960
while you’re practicing physical

0:51:26.240,0:51:29.680
distancing

0:51:26.960,0:51:31.520
social media is a great way to connect

0:51:29.680,0:51:33.520
now you just recently started connecting

0:51:31.520,0:51:36.000
with friends from your band class

0:51:33.520,0:51:37.520
tell us about that a little bit so

0:51:36.000,0:51:40.240
basically my teeth

0:51:37.520,0:51:40.720
my band teacher we had used to use this

0:51:40.240,0:51:44.000
one

0:51:40.720,0:51:44.640
um conferencing site that most of my

0:51:44.000,0:51:48.319
teachers

0:51:44.640,0:51:50.319
had used and basically uh the problem

0:51:48.319,0:51:52.160
with it was that when we were trying to

0:51:50.319,0:51:54.880
show our faces

0:51:52.160,0:51:56.640
because with my band lesson the it was

0:51:54.880,0:51:59.280
the only time when we showed our faces

0:51:56.640,0:52:02.800
and unmuted ourselves to talk

0:51:59.280,0:52:04.640
um and since it was and the the problem

0:52:02.800,0:52:08.160
with it was that we could only

0:52:04.640,0:52:11.040
see our face and the teachers face

0:52:08.160,0:52:13.040
um so we tried google meet which um

0:52:11.040,0:52:15.839
allowed all of us to see

0:52:13.040,0:52:16.839
our each other’s faces and what was

0:52:15.839,0:52:20.960
going on

0:52:16.839,0:52:23.920
um and then the last two lessons we had

0:52:20.960,0:52:25.599
um one of the kids suggested that hey

0:52:23.920,0:52:28.400
why don’t we stay after to just

0:52:25.599,0:52:30.640
you know chat and after the teacher left

0:52:28.400,0:52:33.040
we all kind of chatted and it was

0:52:30.640,0:52:34.400
really kind of nice yeah that’s that’s

0:52:33.040,0:52:36.319
kind of cool that’s you know

0:52:34.400,0:52:37.680
using the technology to your advantage

0:52:36.319,0:52:39.839
there

0:52:37.680,0:52:41.200
and the last thing they talk about is

0:52:39.839,0:52:43.200
focus on you

0:52:41.200,0:52:44.559
have you been wanting to learn how to do

0:52:43.200,0:52:46.640
something new

0:52:44.559,0:52:48.960
start a new book or spend time

0:52:46.640,0:52:52.160
practicing a musical instrument

0:52:48.960,0:52:53.440
now is the time to do that focusing on

0:52:52.160,0:52:55.920
yourself

0:52:53.440,0:52:58.319
and finding ways to use your new found

0:52:55.920,0:53:01.920
time is a productive way to look

0:52:58.319,0:53:04.160
after your mental health try making a

0:53:01.920,0:53:05.839
list of the books you want to read

0:53:04.160,0:53:08.559
and the things that you’ve been meaning

0:53:05.839,0:53:10.720
to do and start knocking them out

0:53:08.559,0:53:12.480
one thing at a time to show yourself

0:53:10.720,0:53:13.920
making progress

0:53:12.480,0:53:15.520
have you been able to take advantage of

0:53:13.920,0:53:17.280
any of the time that you’ve had to do

0:53:15.520,0:53:19.280
stuff that you’ve been wanting to do

0:53:17.280,0:53:21.119
yeah um i definitely think one of the

0:53:19.280,0:53:24.000
major things that’s been going on

0:53:21.119,0:53:25.920
is that i’ve been access i i’ve been

0:53:24.000,0:53:28.960
exercising a bit more

0:53:25.920,0:53:31.599
um um that’s mainly due to my one

0:53:28.960,0:53:33.680
school assignment in uh physical

0:53:31.599,0:53:36.720
education where it’s like

0:53:33.680,0:53:40.000
uh we had to do a fitness log where we

0:53:36.720,0:53:40.480
basically didn’t exercise for 30 minutes

0:53:40.000,0:53:42.880
and

0:53:40.480,0:53:43.839
each day and then by the end we made a

0:53:42.880,0:53:47.760
summary

0:53:43.839,0:53:51.440
and doing so we actually got uh the new

0:53:47.760,0:53:54.400
just dance um for our apple tv and

0:53:51.440,0:53:56.800
um even some and sometimes when i don’t

0:53:54.400,0:53:57.280
actually have schoolwork i just do it to

0:53:56.800,0:54:00.720
you know

0:53:57.280,0:54:02.640
dance a bit and it kind of

0:54:00.720,0:54:04.319
i kind of have a secret passion for

0:54:02.640,0:54:07.440
dancing um

0:54:04.319,0:54:08.000
and i also really like listening to

0:54:07.440,0:54:10.319
music

0:54:08.000,0:54:11.599
so you just announced it on a podcast so

0:54:10.319,0:54:14.720
it’s not secret anymore

0:54:11.599,0:54:18.319
i know but

0:54:14.720,0:54:20.960
yeah i um i

0:54:18.319,0:54:21.920
like listening to music and sometimes

0:54:20.960,0:54:23.839
when i actually

0:54:21.920,0:54:26.000
listen to music and don’t have just

0:54:23.839,0:54:27.440
dance on i kind of move around and when

0:54:26.000,0:54:32.559
mommy walks in it’s kind of

0:54:27.440,0:54:35.200
awkward like oh hi mommy

0:54:32.559,0:54:38.480
yeah it’s kind of awkward so nothing

0:54:35.200,0:54:40.960
nothing wrong with that sweetheart yeah

0:54:38.480,0:54:41.520
so that was all we had to talk about

0:54:40.960,0:54:45.119
today

0:54:41.520,0:54:46.640
uh you know just kind of uh a check in

0:54:45.119,0:54:46.960
here to see how things are going with

0:54:46.640,0:54:48.240
you

0:54:46.960,0:54:50.000
and with the audience and some

0:54:48.240,0:54:52.000
suggestions on

0:54:50.000,0:54:53.280
what to look out for how to deal with

0:54:52.000,0:54:56.640
some of these things and

0:54:53.280,0:54:58.480
and hopefully um some folks will find it

0:54:56.640,0:55:00.400
useful and

0:54:58.480,0:55:01.680
you know we’re not out of the woods yet

0:55:00.400,0:55:02.559
we’re certainly moving in the right

0:55:01.680,0:55:04.240
direction

0:55:02.559,0:55:06.559
infection rates are dropping now that

0:55:04.240,0:55:09.359
more vaccines are going out

0:55:06.559,0:55:10.160
and hopefully uh we’ll be out of this in

0:55:09.359,0:55:13.040
uh

0:55:10.160,0:55:14.880
in a few months now and we can start

0:55:13.040,0:55:18.000
going back to whatever

0:55:14.880,0:55:19.680
the new normal is going to be

0:55:18.000,0:55:21.119
so we’ll take a quick break we’ll come

0:55:19.680,0:55:22.640
back we’ll get your final thoughts and

0:55:21.119,0:55:24.120
then we’ll finish up the business of the

0:55:22.640,0:55:29.040
podcast

0:55:24.120,0:55:32.079
[Music]

0:55:29.040,0:55:33.760
go for your closing remarks okay so to

0:55:32.079,0:55:36.400
everyone out there

0:55:33.760,0:55:37.680
you are more than likely facing one of

0:55:36.400,0:55:39.280
these challenges

0:55:37.680,0:55:41.359
if not you’re facing some other

0:55:39.280,0:55:42.799
challenge and just know

0:55:41.359,0:55:44.640
that whatever you’re feeling is

0:55:42.799,0:55:48.240
completely normal

0:55:44.640,0:55:50.319
and it’s it’s gonna be all right we’re

0:55:48.240,0:55:53.440
going to make it out of this

0:55:50.319,0:55:57.440
try to remain positive and

0:55:53.440,0:56:00.720
try to use some of the coping mechanisms

0:55:57.440,0:56:02.640
we have and if none of these work try to

0:56:00.720,0:56:07.200
look up some if you can

0:56:02.640,0:56:10.240
okay i think that is uh some sage advice

0:56:07.200,0:56:12.079
as normal from you thank you before we

0:56:10.240,0:56:14.160
go i would invite folks to subscribe to

0:56:12.079,0:56:16.079
the podcast again if you want the audio

0:56:14.160,0:56:19.520
versions of our podcast you can

0:56:16.079,0:56:21.280
find us listed under insights into teens

0:56:19.520,0:56:23.280
if you want the video versions of our

0:56:21.280,0:56:26.079
podcast you can find us as

0:56:23.280,0:56:28.960
insights into things and we’re available

0:56:26.079,0:56:30.720
on all major podcast networks

0:56:28.960,0:56:33.040
we would also invite folks to reach out

0:56:30.720,0:56:36.000
to us and give us your feedback

0:56:33.040,0:56:37.280
uh give us some suggestions for uh show

0:56:36.000,0:56:39.599
topics

0:56:37.280,0:56:41.760
um we’re struggling right now with

0:56:39.599,0:56:43.440
topics we’ve talked about so many things

0:56:41.760,0:56:46.079
coming up to our

0:56:43.440,0:56:47.760
100th episode here so any input people

0:56:46.079,0:56:49.839
have on things you’d like us to address

0:56:47.760,0:56:53.079
would be appreciated

0:56:49.839,0:56:54.559
you can email us at comments at

0:56:53.079,0:56:57.200
insightsintothings.com

0:56:54.559,0:56:58.400
on twitter we are at insights underscore

0:56:57.200,0:57:00.480
things

0:56:58.400,0:57:03.280
you can get high-res versions of our

0:57:00.480,0:57:05.440
videos on youtube at youtube.com slash

0:57:03.280,0:57:08.319
insights into things

0:57:05.440,0:57:10.240
we stream six days a week uh when i’m

0:57:08.319,0:57:11.520
not having technical difficulties like i

0:57:10.240,0:57:14.559
was this week

0:57:11.520,0:57:15.680
on twitch at twitch.tv insights into

0:57:14.559,0:57:18.480
things

0:57:15.680,0:57:19.040
side note there if you are a amazon

0:57:18.480,0:57:21.040
prime

0:57:19.040,0:57:22.799
member you do get a free twitch prime

0:57:21.040,0:57:24.839
subscription we’d love it if you throw

0:57:22.799,0:57:26.079
that our way it helps us out

0:57:24.839,0:57:27.920
tremendously

0:57:26.079,0:57:31.920
audio versions of the podcast can be

0:57:27.920,0:57:35.040
found at podcast.insightsintoteens.com

0:57:31.920,0:57:36.240
on facebook we’re at facebook.com slash

0:57:35.040,0:57:39.040
insights into things

0:57:36.240,0:57:40.880
podcast you can get us on instagram at

0:57:39.040,0:57:42.960
insights into things

0:57:40.880,0:57:45.040
where you can get links to all those

0:57:42.960,0:57:48.880
things at our website

0:57:45.040,0:57:51.359
at http://www.insightsinthethings.com

0:57:48.880,0:57:52.720
and you and don’t forget to check out

0:57:51.359,0:57:54.960
our other two podcasts

0:57:52.720,0:57:55.920
insights and entertainment hosted by you

0:57:54.960,0:57:58.160
and mommy

0:57:55.920,0:58:00.079
and insight into tomorrow our monthly

0:57:58.160,0:58:02.880
podcast hosted by you and my brother

0:58:00.079,0:58:03.680
sam well done and that’s it another one

0:58:02.880,0:58:09.839
in the books

0:58:03.680,0:58:09.839
bye everyone bye

0:58:10.940,0:58:36.640
[Music]

0:58:34.559,0:58:36.640
you

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.