Insights Into Teens: Episode 29 “Resilience”

This week we talk about resilience. What it is, how to obtain it and how it can help you through so many of life’s challenge. We expand on the concept of dealing with life’s changes and challenges from last week and we explore how building up our resilience can lead to self confidence, self respect and the ability to cope with just about anything.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 24 “Coping with Traumatic Stress”

In a very emotional episode today we discuss the challenges of coping with Traumatic Stress. We look at what Traumatic Stress is, some of the common causes of it and how to cope with the physical and psychological effects that Traumatic Events can have on us. During our discussion we analyze some traumatic events that both Madison and Joe experienced, the long term effects it had on us and how even to this day we are still coping with those effects.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 14 “Internet Addiction”

This week we tackle the ever growing problem of Internet Addiction in teens. We look at what exactly Internet Addiction is and some interesting facts about Internet Addiction. Then we explore some of the physical, mental and overall health impacts on teens that Internet Addiction has. We’ll look at how other existing conditions can influence and impact or even lead to Internet Addiction. We’ll explore the signs and symptoms to look for in teens who might be suffering from Internet Addiction. Then we’ll look at some of the more effective treatments for handling internet addiction. Finally we’ll wrap with Madison’s closing remarks and shoutouts.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 13 “Pets”

This week we explore the wonders, benefits and rewards of the furry, feathered and scaled members of the family folks refer to as our pets. We look at reasons why people keep pets, the benefits teens gain from their pets and the health benefits we all get from our pets. We’ll also take a look at some interesting statistics on pets to better understand their impact on us and then we’ll introduce you to our pets. Another great podcast!

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 11 “Fears and Phobias”

Madison and Joe tackle the sensitive subject of fears. We discuss what fear is versus phobia, what the typical symptoms of each area, how such things are useful and we discuss statistics about fears and phobias and find out they aren’t nearly as uncommon as you might think. We learn that fear is a healthy natural defensive mechanism of the body and that phobias aren’t irrational fears but an over-reaction by a part of the brain that can be overcome with the proper training. We also discuss some commonly effective methods of overcoming your fears and phobias.

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