Insights Into Teens

Insights Into Teens: Episode 131 ”Teens and Complaining”

Complaining has a negative connotation, and is viewed as a bad thing by most people. But is there anything to be said for making your opinion on a given situation heard by the person causing it? Can doing so actually improve a relationship you have with someone? Is there an art to complaining in a way that actually brings about a positive result? We’ll discuss these things and how to help your teen who might have a negative outlook on life.

Insights Into Teens

Insights Into Teens: Episode 116 “Expressing Individuality”

This week we are talking about the importance of teen individuality and identity development. We’ll talk about what teen identity development is, why it’s important and some of the consequences of underdeveloped teen identities. Then we’ll explore some of the ways that teens display their self identity issues before we finish up with some tips on how parents can help their teens for a positive self-identity.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 93 “Year in Review”

After a few weeks of hiatus over the holiday’s we ease back into the swing of things with a little review of the holidays. We’ll discuss how we spent Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years and some of the fun activities we were able to do despite the lockdowns still being in place.

We’ll also talk a little about some of the work we did in the studio and some of the upgrades and changes we made. We get our geek on a bit talking about our new Dungeons and Dragons series that we’re doing offline and we’ll also talk about some of the fun new board games we played over the holiday break.

Finally we’ll take a look at the struggles we all had getting back into our regular routines after such a long break. Balancing our sleep schedules, ramping up efforts with school and work and just shaking off the general grogginess and cob webs of a long break.

We’ll end with a look ahead, our views on New Years Resolutions and both what we are looking forward to in the coming year and what we might have some concerns about in the near future. In all we’ve got a positive outlook for 2021 and we hope to get back into our regular swing of things and back on topic moving forward.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 16 “Role Models”

This week we take our third and final stab at role models. Having two unsuccessful attempts at this subject we redoubled our research efforts to come back with a much more robust discussion on a very important aspect of not only teen lives but everyone in general. We very clearly define what we consider role models, we talk about the traits often embodied in our role models. We then take a look at the positive effects that role models have on us before a brief question and answer session on Madison’s views on role models. As always we wrap with Madison’s closing remarks and shoutouts.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 5 “Self Esteem”

Joe and Madison explore the sensitive subject of self-esteem. What role it plays in our lives, signs of healthy self esteem, warning signs of low self esteem and what can cause low self esteem. We then take a deeper dive into some of the ways to improve your self esteem and the effect your self esteem has on other aspects of life as a teenager.