This week we’re changing things up a little bit as we get a little controversial. Instead of focusing on a single topic of discussion to dissect and help folks with, I wanted to get your perspective on a number of controversial topics with a series of debate questions. Just a general word of caution to our audience, we will be discussing some topics that might not be appropriate for a younger audience members but we will endeavor to keep it as mature and age appropriate as we always do.
What does it mean to be a class clown, and why do kids play the class clown? What can parents do if they’re kids are labeled as class clowns? And how should other students deal with class clowns? That’s what we’re talking about on this week’s episode of Insights Into Teens.
This week we go off script a bit to deal with some issues. First we talk about a series of deadly tornados that blew through our area and actually our town in the wake of hurricane Ida. We’ll talk a bit about how scary that was and the lingering anxiety of the experience. We’ll also talk about the disruption the storms caused to everyone’s life in the area last week which prevented us from recording our show during our regularly schedule time last week.
Then we’ll talk about some of the stress and anxiety of going back to school. We’ll address the underlying anxiety and fear for our safety about in person learning during the ongoing pandemic. We’ll look at some of the stress issues about having so many advanced courses and so little time to ourselves with Marching Band.
Finally we’ll talk about concerns and unresolved issues that are causing some stress and anxiety. We’ll look at ways to tackle some of the problems, cope with those we can solve and look at what the near future holds for us and hopefully resolve some of the tensions and anxieties from the last two weeks.
It’s about that time for the kids to head back to school. We thought that COVID would just be a bad memory by now, but it seems it’s here to stay for a little while. So how do your kids feel about going back to school in the time of COVID. How do you as a parent feel and how can we make the most of the situation while still trying to keep our families safe and mitigate any anxiety we might have under the current climate?
In today’s episode we’re discussing the challenges involved in motivating and keeping teens motivated. We’ll look at some of the challenges of motivation for teens and we’ll talk about some of the long term implications of a lack of motivation. Then we’ll take a look at a few motivational strategies that might prove effective in inspiring your teen. Finally we’ll talk about the 7 secrets to motivating teens before we hear Madison’s closing remarks on the subject.
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.