Insights Into Teens

Insights Into Teens: Episode 68 “Making the Grade during COVID-19”

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic stretches well beyond the devastating impact of the illness itself. The circumstances of quarantine and isolation have far reaching impacts on every facet of life as we know it.

This week we explore the impact on teens and their ability to excel academically. Madison had a few surprisingly low grades that left her concerned and a bit shaken. Blaming herself for failure she was pretty hard on herself for the grades.

We explore the impact that our current conditions play in our teens academic experiences. We look at how our school systems were ill prepared for a massive home schooling push and how our teachers and administrators have done the best under very difficult circumstances.

We’ll also look at just what the impact is to our teens. How having their entire daily routine upset and the stability and focus they derive from a regular schedule can quickly fade away in the less disciplined home schooling situation they’ve found themselves in.

We will also take a look at how teens can get help under these circumstances and explore options to help keep the grades up and to help keep the learning and knowledge flow moving. Everyone understands these are difficult and unusual times, but we will get through this.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 64 “Q&A Series: Food, Possessions and Money”

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.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 57 "Academic Expectations"

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.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 56 "Motivation and Inspiration"

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.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 55 "Peer Acceptance"

What is Peer Acceptance? Why is it important? What impact does it have on our children? This week we’ll address these questions and talk about what exactly peer acceptance is. We’ll explore the importance of peer acceptance on the mental, social and moral development of our children. We’ll also look at what things affect peer acceptance. Why certain teens find it easier to gain acceptance than others. Why certain groups seem to naturally gather in their own groups and how to handle cliques and the lack of acceptance. We all yearn to be accepted. This week we discuss why, and why it benefits us.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 54 "Cheating in School"

This week we tackle the topic of cheating in school. You might be amazed at just how many kids cheat in school. Some do it deliberately while others may not even realize they are doing it. We’ll talk about some of the different ways that students tend to cheat in school and their motivation for cheating. We’ll also discuss both the short term and long term consequences of cheating and why ultimately it simply isn’t worth the risk or the consequences.