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.
This week we are talking about Cultural Appropriation. We will help you understand what cultural appropriation is by looking at the meanings associated with the phrase and other vocabulary associated with cultural appropriation. We’ll take a look at some real world examples of cultural appropriation and why they are considered cultural appropriation. And finally we’ll look at ways to know if something is cultural appropriation and how to avoid cultural appropriation in our everyday lives.
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.
This week we conclude our current Question and Answer Series with questions about friends and family. We learn what it is that Madison looks for in her friends. How she gets along with her friends and what benefits there are to have loyal friends who are interested in taking care of each other.
We’ll also delve into some family related questions. We’ll talk about Madison’s brother and some of the trials and tribulations over the years. We’ll also discus how Madison gets along with her parents. Does she respect them? Does she argue with them? Has she ever gotten angry at them. We’ll look at the traits she admires most about her parents, which traits she’d like to develop in herself and what traits she’s change about her parents.
This weeks set of questions get’s deep. We talk about hypothetical, existential, philosophical and religious questions. From conversation starters such as “would you rather live at the beach or mountains” to philosophical questions like “is it ever ok to lie” we’ve got a load of unanswered questions. We’ll talk about surviving the Zombie Apocalypse to what would you like to be famous for. We’ll ask the difficult questions like “do adults automatically deserve respect” right down to “what do you think is the meaning of life”.
It’s a fun filled question and answer session that takes down paths we didn’t originally expect to go when preparing for the show. Madison reveals surprisingly complex, mature and well reasoned answers to some of the more subject questions that teens and adults alike are asked and find difficult to answer. It’s an enjoyable discussion that gives some real insights into the teenage mind.
Respect is like money. It takes time and effort to earn but can be squandered very easily. This week we talk about what respect is, why it is important not only in our youth but all through life. We’ll explore the various ways in which we show each other respect and how to build a model of respect for society. Finally we’ll explore ways that parents can help build a culture of respect for our children and set the right example, encouraging our children to be respectful not only of others but most importantly respectful of themselves.