Anxiety, stress and fear in a teenager can lead to an unwillingness or inability to attend school. This week we discuss what School Refusal is. We’ll look at the symptoms and warning signs to look for. We’ll investigate some of the common causes of School Refusal. And we will look at some of the ways that parents and guardians can help their children overcome some of these issues.
Teenage years are stressful in nature. Add to that the social awkwardness associated with school, the expectations of performance in school and the random variables of bullies, peer rejection, family conflict and underlying anxiety disorder and you have a perfect storm. Supporting our children and ensuring they have an outlet to work through these issues is key. We’ll talk about this and much more in this week’s episode.
Read More Insights Into Teens: Episode 70 “School Refusal”
In another of our question and answer series we talk about school, interests and activities. We’ll explore what aspects of school Madison enjoys the most, what classes she’s learning the most in, her favorite part of school and much more.
We’ll also talk about her hobbies, what video games she’s playing, her collecting hobbies, the music she likes to listen to and much more. We were joined this week by a viewer from Estonia who took advantage of the opportunity to pose some of their own questions in a unique two way conversation.
Read More Insights Into Teens: Episode 69 “Q&A Series: School, Interests and Activities”
In this weeks question and answer session we take a look at food, possessions and money. We ask Madison about her favorite foods, favorite desserts, what a typical school lunch entails, what her favorite restaurants are and more.
In our possessions segment we’ll find out where Madison typically shops for close, what her style and clothing preferences are, we’ll talk about her favorite toys, how neat she keeps her room and some other philosophical questions.
In our money segment we talk about how Madison likes to spend and/or save her money. We’ll also throw a few scenarios at her about how she’d spend money under some theoretical circumstances.
Read More Insights Into Teens: Episode 64 “Q&A Series: Food, Possessions and Money”
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.
Read More Insights Into Teens: Episode 57 "Academic Expectations"
What is the difference between motivation and inspiration? What does it take to motivate a teenager? How can you inspire your adolescent? We explore these questions and more this week on Insights Into Teens. We’ll explore hints and tips on how to both motivate and inspire and we’ll give examples of successful methodologies. You’re teens can accomplish so much more and been much more successful with the proper motivation. They can even inspire others to greatness through their own actions.
Read More Insights Into Teens: Episode 56 "Motivation and Inspiration"