Insights Into Teens

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 108 “Being in a Single Child Home”

Today we’re talking about what it’s like to live in a single child home or what it’s like to be an only child. We’ll talk about the advantages of being an only child as well as the disadvantages. Then we’ll get some insights about being in a single child home from Madison and how it’s affected her life.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 107 “Perspectives Part II”

I part two of our “Perspectives” series we’re asking Madison’s thoughts on another set of interesting questions. This week we’ll talk about parenting, relationships and technology related questions.

In our first segment we’ll get her perspectives on fathers taking paternity leave, should companies market to children, whether or not there’s too much of an attitude of entitlement in today’s youth and more.

Our second segment will find out of age matters in relationships, is it ok for girls to ask out boys, can you just be friends after breaking up with someone, whether it’s ok to date the ex-partner of you friend and more.

We’ll wrap up with technology when we find out if we’re too dependent on computers, are cell phones dangerous, is technology a convenience or a burden, is technology a threat to privacy and more.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 106 “Perspectives Part I”

This week the podcast goes back to it’s roots to ask a series of questions to Madison and get the perspective of a teenager on a number of topics. First we talk academics and find teen perspectives on how much emphasis colleges place on standardized test scores to whether or not the cost of college tuition is too high.

Then we’ll delve into the realm of politics. We’ll find out if our election process is fair, is our tax system fair, should the government provide free healthcare, should there be term limits on all political offices, do campaign contributions distort our political system and much more.

Finally we’ll address some “Big Picture” questions like is global climate change man-made, is the death penalty effective, should smoking be banned, do we have a throw-away society, are professional athletes paid to much and more.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 105 “Creativity: D&D Role Playing”

This week we’re talking about the benefits of the creative entertainment efforts that go into playing Dungeons and Dragons Role Playing. From sparking creative and imagination to learning about problem solving the fun of Role Playing games can have real benefits to the development of the teenage mind.

We’ll also discuss our most recent D&D sessions, what they were like, how we interacted in them and what some of our character development efforts were like. We’ll relive some of the most entertaining moments of our role playing sessions and give a little taste of how much fun you can have while taking advantage of so many of the benefits from such a creative activity as role playing.

Finally we’ll take a look at what the future of role playing looks like for us. We’ll discuss the new campaign which we just recently started, talk about some of the efforts that go in to building a dungeons and dragon campaign and take a look behind the scenes at some of the tools and tricks we use to make a successful and immersive gaming session.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 104 “Why A Good GPA Is Important”

This week’s topic was a viewer suggestion from http://www.ivypanda.com regarding why it’s important to have a good Grade Point Average. We’ll talk about what a GPA is and how it’s calculated. We’ll discus why it’s important to have a high GPA and then we’ll dig into some of the key benefits to having a high GPA and the downfall of not having a high GPA. Finally we’ll talk about some tips and tricks to get your GPA where it need to be and how to keep it there