Insights Into Teens

Insights Into Teens: Episode 146 ”Loneliness and Social Isolation”

For many teens their social world is everything to them. Who they hang out with, the kids they relate to, and the extracurricular activities they participate in all help the teenager to define a sense of self.

Loneliness and social isolation are real issues for teens even without having to live through a pandemic. But add the required isolation associated with a pandemic on top of the normal sense of loneliness teens can feel and it quickly becomes overwhelming.

In today’s episode of Insights Into Teens we’re going to take a look at what causes loneliness and social isolation, the physical and mental health impacts on our teens and techniques to help combat these issues.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 117 “Common Courtesy”

In today’s episode we’re going to discuss one of the most basic things we can impart on our teens, common courtesy. It’s a topic that’s often overlooked and taken for granted but one that can have a profound impact on our lives at just about every age. We’ll discuss how common courtesy has slipped during the digital age. Then we’ll look at some of the most basic forms of courtesy, most of which are very easy to follow and have long lasting benefits. Finally we’ll discuss how to encourage your teens to practice common courtesy into the future.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 109 “Insecurities”

This week we are discussing insecurities. What is does it mean to be insecure? What type of insecurities are there? What are the signs of insecurity? We’ll discuss all this and take a look at how to deal with insecurity this week on Insights Into Teens

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 98 “Body Anxiety”

This week we talk about Body Anxiety. We’ll talk about what it is and some of the leading causes of Body Anxiety. We’ll look at physical appearance concerns in teens in general, how fashion plays a role in Body Anxiety, what physical self evaluation is and the difficulties in combating social expectations that lead to Body Anxiety. Finally we’ll look at some of the ways that parents can help with adolescents deal with Body Anxiety, promote a positive self image and better understand the challenges teens face regarding this topic.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 89 “Teen Acne”

This week we tackle a common problem in adolescents, acne. Specifically we’re talking about teen acne. We’ll take a look at exactly what acne is from a clinical standpoint and what some of the most common causes of teen acne are.

Then we’ll take a look at the psychosocial impact of acne on teens. We’ll look at how it can trigger depression, low self-esteem and social withdraw. This can lead to negative impact on education and professional work if left unchecked.

Finally we’ll explore twelve simple but helpful ways to help manage acne. From simple face washing, to weather or not to use facial scrubs, how often you should shower and whether or not too much sunlight can make things worse.