Insights Into Teens

Insights Into Teens: Episode 99 “Hobbies and Activities”

This week we discuss the importance of teens having hobbies and activities to occupy their free time. We’ll look at an interesting study from the Department of Health and Human Services that details how teens spend their time throughout the day. We’ll look at some of the potential pitfalls of misspent free time by teens and we’ll talk about what productive downtime is and how it helps teens. We’ll also detail 10 significant benefits that teens gain through hobbies before finally taking a look at some of the hobbies and activities that Madison tends to enjoy.

Insights Into Teens

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.

Insights Into Teens

Insights Into Teens: Episode 97 “Challenges of COVID on Teens”

With the COVID-19 Pandemic surpassing the one year mark and no apparent end in sight of the restrictions we take a look at how these unusual conditions are affecting our youth. Firsst we’ll look at adverse effects of COVID in general on everyone. Then we’ll talk about specific challenges facing teens under these difficult circumstances. Finally we’ll look at suggestions on coping with the challenges we’re all facing. Citing sources from the CDC and United Nations we offer a fact filled podcast designed to help teens and adults cope with the challenges of COVID-19.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 96 “Mindful Meditation”

Today we’ll talk about what Mindfulness Meditation is. We’ll explore why teenagers should explore mindfulness meditation. Then we’ll look at the benefits of mindfulness. We will show you how to teach your teens mindfulness meditation. And finally we’ll show you a few simple anxiety exercises and mindfulness activities for teens. Then we’ll finish up with your closing remarks and shoutouts.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 95 “Sleep Anxiety”

This week we’re talking about Sleep Anxiety and the stress that cause it and can be caused by it. We’ll get a better understanding of how sleep works and the five stages of sleep and how they effect us physically and mentally. Then we’ll take a look at why teens often have trouble sleeping and some of the common problems everyone may experience that disrupt sleep. Then we’ll take a look at the benefits of deep sleep and how to increase the amount of deep sleep you get.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 94 “Current Events: Insurrection”

This week we address the difficult topic of the January 6th protest turned insurrection at the United States Capitol Building. It was a dark and scary time for our country to see what was thought to be peaceful protestors supporting President Trump’s claim of victory in the 2020 United States Presidential election March on the Capitol, lay siege to a joint session of congress and breach the building all for the purpose of disrupting the final stage in certifying the election.

We’ll discuss what happened and the progression from protest, to riot to insurrection. We’ll layout the timeline of events as we know at this moment. We’ll talk about some of the crimes committed and the assault on the building itself and what led up to it.

We’ll also talk about the outcome. What was the ultimate result of the insurrection. What happened to the people who participated. What consequences the president and his party face as a result. What the future might hold after this unprecedented event. And finally we’ll have an open discussion about how to talk to your kids about events like this so they can understand what is going on, feel safe with day to day life and can cope with the fear and anxiety unexpected events like this can bring on.