Insights Into Teens

Insights Into Teens: Episode 82 “Teens and Trust”

This week we look at the complicated nature of trust when it comes to our teens. We’ll explore the benefits of building a trusting relationship with your teen, how it can help prepare them for adulthood and how it can help with your relationship. We’ll talk about ways to build and maintain that trust, some of the dangers that threaten that trust and the pitfalls to try to stay away from.

Trust is one of the most important things for teens and adults. It’s something that carries you through life and defines the type of person you are. Trust, like respect is difficult to earn by easy to squander just like money. Learning how to build trust and how to avoid habits and actions that can erode that trust are important lessons for maturing teenagers.

Insights Into Teens

Insights Into Teens: Episode 75 “Personal Freedom”

After a week off we’re back with a discussion on Personal Freedom for Teens. We discuss how the proper balance of freedom and boundaries is important for allowing our teens to grow, mature and take on new responsibilities. We’ll look at some of the issues that parents face when granting personal freedoms to teens. We’ll also look at some of the temptations and consequences of too much personal freedom in teens.We take a look at how to best balance the need for freedom for teens to explore who they are and who they want to be while still maintaining that layer of protection that all parents feel for their children.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 57 "Academic Expectations"

There is more to academic expectations than just getting good grades. Our schools and the incredible teachers who guide and nurture our children do more than just impart knowledge on their students. They help our children grow into adults, learn how to cope with life’s challenges and handle the stresses that come with life after school.

This week we look at what the expectations of our students are. We’ll talk about some techniques and hints to help our children achieve these academic expectations and show how the seemingly artificial challenges thrown at today’s youth are designed to teach kids to cope with life’s challenges and not just memorize textbook information.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 55 "Peer Acceptance"

What is Peer Acceptance? Why is it important? What impact does it have on our children? This week we’ll address these questions and talk about what exactly peer acceptance is. We’ll explore the importance of peer acceptance on the mental, social and moral development of our children. We’ll also look at what things affect peer acceptance. Why certain teens find it easier to gain acceptance than others. Why certain groups seem to naturally gather in their own groups and how to handle cliques and the lack of acceptance. We all yearn to be accepted. This week we discuss why, and why it benefits us.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 35 “Responsibilities”

We’re talking teen responsibility this week. We learn how gradually increased responsibilities help our teens grow and mature and prepare for life in the real world. We’ll look at some of the most common forms of responsibilities that teens face in their formative years and talk about ways to help manage those responsibilities in order to ensure success.