Relationships come in all shapes and sizes. But regardless of whether the relationship is platonic, romantic, or familial, it should nourish and support us. Having healthy relationships can make a huge difference in our mental health and well-being. But, creating healthy relationships takes time and effort. On this episode of Insights Into Teens we’ll take a look at what you can do to create and maintain healthy relationships in your life.
I part two of our “Perspectives” series we’re asking Madison’s thoughts on another set of interesting questions. This week we’ll talk about parenting, relationships and technology related questions.
In our first segment we’ll get her perspectives on fathers taking paternity leave, should companies market to children, whether or not there’s too much of an attitude of entitlement in today’s youth and more.
Our second segment will find out of age matters in relationships, is it ok for girls to ask out boys, can you just be friends after breaking up with someone, whether it’s ok to date the ex-partner of you friend and more.
We’ll wrap up with technology when we find out if we’re too dependent on computers, are cell phones dangerous, is technology a convenience or a burden, is technology a threat to privacy and more.
In a twist of roles Madison plays host of this weeks show guiding us through some of the finer points of relationships. We talk about what relationships are, the different types of relationships and what a toxic relationships to look out for. We’ll talk about the various types of toxic partners to avoid, what to look for and why you should be careful. We’ll also talk about what you can do if you do ever find yourself in a toxic relationship.
We finish up our two part question and answer session with four new topics. This week we discuss relationships, the future, family and personal values. We gain new insights into the complicated personality that is our co-host and we get what I consider to be the single best answer to the age old question “What is the meaning of life” that I’ve ever heard. It’s a heart warming, educational and entertaining look into the mind of today’s youth.
This week we talk about how to handle some of the typical changes that teens face both emotionally and socially. We discuss the what some of these changes are, the tell-tale signs of teens struggling to cope with these changes and techniques to help recognize when teens are struggling and how to help deal with them. We also touch on what we as parents can do proactively to help prepare our children to face these changes and the type of environment we can offer our teens that will allow them the ability to better cope with these situations.
Madison and Joe discuss what stress is, some of the common things causing stress with teens today, the signs of stress and some techniques for how to deal with stress. We learn that some of the symptoms of stress also are some of the same signs as depression and how one can lead to the other.