Insights Into Teens

Insights Into Teens: Episode 96 “Mindful Meditation”

Today we’ll talk about what Mindfulness Meditation is. We’ll explore why teenagers should explore mindfulness meditation. Then we’ll look at the benefits of mindfulness. We will show you how to teach your teens mindfulness meditation. And finally we’ll show you a few simple anxiety exercises and mindfulness activities for teens. Then we’ll finish up with your closing remarks and shoutouts.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 95 “Sleep Anxiety”

This week we’re talking about Sleep Anxiety and the stress that cause it and can be caused by it. We’ll get a better understanding of how sleep works and the five stages of sleep and how they effect us physically and mentally. Then we’ll take a look at why teens often have trouble sleeping and some of the common problems everyone may experience that disrupt sleep. Then we’ll take a look at the benefits of deep sleep and how to increase the amount of deep sleep you get.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 94 “Current Events: Insurrection”

This week we address the difficult topic of the January 6th protest turned insurrection at the United States Capitol Building. It was a dark and scary time for our country to see what was thought to be peaceful protestors supporting President Trump’s claim of victory in the 2020 United States Presidential election March on the Capitol, lay siege to a joint session of congress and breach the building all for the purpose of disrupting the final stage in certifying the election.

We’ll discuss what happened and the progression from protest, to riot to insurrection. We’ll layout the timeline of events as we know at this moment. We’ll talk about some of the crimes committed and the assault on the building itself and what led up to it.

We’ll also talk about the outcome. What was the ultimate result of the insurrection. What happened to the people who participated. What consequences the president and his party face as a result. What the future might hold after this unprecedented event. And finally we’ll have an open discussion about how to talk to your kids about events like this so they can understand what is going on, feel safe with day to day life and can cope with the fear and anxiety unexpected events like this can bring on.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 83 “Self-Esteem Revisited”

In the latest of our “revisited” series we take a deeper look into Self-Esteem, a podcast we did back in episode 5. This time we dig deeper into how to manage self esteem. We’ll explore the six pillars of Self-Esteem and go into details regarding how these guiding principles combined with the tips and tricks we talked about in our original podcast can help you improve and manage your self esteem.

We’ll also recap what we had talked about in Episode 5. We review the signs of high-self esteem as well as the warning signs of low self-esteem. Madison will explore which of each characteristic she exhibits today as opposed to when we first discussed this topic in Episode 5. Then we’ll do a quick review of where Madison was at the start of the podcast series and where she is today complete with a rating of each time period.

The podcast finishes with some helpful advice from Madison on how others who faced self-esteem issues can pick themselves up and improve their overall estimation of themselves and their outlook on life in general.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 79 “Back to Remote Schooling”

This week we look at the challenges, concerns and changes to how school will work in the coming weeks amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. What are schools doing to confront early surges in infections, what infrastructure is in place for remote learning, what impact will remote and hybrid learning solutions have on our children and when can we expect a return to some normalcy.

We’ll look specifically at what Madison’s school is doing. The changing environment, evolving messaging and the recommendations coming down from the Federal Government, CDC and other respected organization. There’s a lot of fear, anxiety and uncertainty about the risks of sending our kids back to school under these conditions and we’ll talk about all of it this week.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 77 “Burnout”

Everyone has or will have to face the prospect of mental, physical or emotional burn out at some point in their lives. With the stress of school and pressures of socializing at an awkward age many teens reach a burn out phase early on. In this episode we’ll look at some of the signs and symptoms to keep an eye on. We’ll talk about some of the common causes of burn out. We will also look at ways to cope with burn out and how to recover from it while also understanding that burn out and stress, while they may be linked are two different and distinct problems to deal with.