Teens face a deluge of emotions both positive and negative. Balancing those emotions and dealing with them can be a monumental challenge as they tackle all of the other issues associated with being a teenager.
This week we look at five different techniques to help you balance those emotions so you can deal with them, keep them in check and turn them into constructive aspects of your personality. We’ll look at how to ride the wave of emotions, discuss meditation and mindfulness techniques, explore how physical exercise can help, discuss the importance of sleep hygiene and look at how creative and being in the “flow” can improve focus.
All of the techniques we’ll talk about this week not only help to balance your emotions but have both psychological and physical benefits to them. Instead of resorting to medications to combat some of the more common issues in teens learning to balance your emotions can have the same lasting effects.
Read More Insights Into Teens: Episode 67 “Balancing Emotions”
In another Q&A sessions we explore emotions, dreams and life events with Madison. We will talk about simple things like what thrills and excites teens and what is the best thing about being a teenager. We will also discuss sleep habits, dreams and nightmares. Then we’ll talk about some of Madison’s earliest memories, regrets and embarrassing moments and much more.
Read More Insights Into Teens: Episode 66 “Q&A Series: Emotions, Dreams and Life Events”
This week we look at some of the stress factors that are freaking our kids out with frenzied Back to School activities. From gathering school supplies to orienting yourself to a new school we discuss many of the things that worry teens during this time of year. We’ll talk about concerns fitting in with new students, adjusting your sleep schedule, anxiety over remembering your classes and the general expectations parents, teachers and even students place on themselves.
Read More Insights Into Teens: Episode 32 “Back to School Stress”
Madison and Joe tackle the ever elusive subject of sleep. We dive into what sleep deprivation is, how it can adversely affect us in different ways, what are the major causes of sleep deprivation in teens and hints on how to improve the amount and quality of sleep you are getting.
Read More Insights Into Teens: Episode 8 “Sleep”
Joe and Madison tackle the difficult topic of teen depression. They discuss the factors that cause depression, the symptoms of depression and how to cope with some of the more common sources of depression. It’s an emotionally stirring and inspirational discussion that illustrates the strength and emotional maturity our twelve year old host possesses.
Read More Insights into Teens: Episode 2 “Depression”