Insights Into Teens

Insights Into Teens: Episode 153 ”Teens and Beauty Standards”

Beauty is subjective and perceptive. Every day many people look into the mirror, thinking that they’d change so many things if they really could. They use beauty products to hide what they naturally have and what they don’t like. But when they try to fit into someone else’s definition of beauty, do they truly understand what beauty really is? On this episode of Insights Into Teens we’ll explore what beauty is, how it differs from culture to culture and the impact it has on us both physically  and psychologically

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 152 ”Improving Teen Communications”

Communication is the cornerstone to any successful relationship. Whether it’s between a parent and a child, spouses, fellow students, teachers or even in the work place the ability and willingness to effectively communicate often times is the different between success and failure at many levels. This podcast is a shining example of a method and desire to communicate, but there are many other less elaborate methods. On today’s episode of Insights Into Teens we’ll discuss these methods and much more to hopefully help our audience become better communicators.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 151 ”Managing Teen Expectations”

Expectations we place on our children are important. They help set the future, keep them focused and guide them through their formative years. But expectations must be realistic and achievable otherwise they risk having a detrimental effect on our kids. In today’s episode of Insights Into Teens we’ll discuss the nature and importance of expectations and how to manage those expectations and keep them realistic.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 150 ”People Say the Strangest Things”

The English language is a funny thing.  While words and phrases can have different meanings in different cultures, there are other things that might affect the meaning or even the relevance of a word or phrase. 

Sometimes the things that once had meaning in the past are no longer relevant because of changes in society. This can sometimes conjure misconceptions and misunderstandings. Other times a phrase changes so much that the true meaning of it is lost. 

While still other phrases are often misheard, misunderstood or just murder the English language kind of like when you hear the wrong lyrics of a song (which may well become a podcast in the future for us.) 

On today’s episode of Insights Into Teens we’re going to take a look at a few of the phrases that stand out to us.  We’ll shed some light on them, alleviate some misconceptions and maybe even entertain you along the way.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 149 ”Teens and Competition”

Competition is part of human nature. There is competition in getting jobs, sports, video games, politics, and in pretty much every activity in between. Sometimes it can seem like this much competition is bad, but there are also good benefits of competition as long as it is done in the right way. Today on Insights Into Teens we’ll take a look at the pro’s and con’s of competition and how to make the most from competitive activities.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 148 ”Mental Health Stigma and Teens”

Many of our podcasts often conclude with the suggestion to seek professional help if the techniques we discuss on the show aren’t effective for you. The actual act of getting that level of help can in itself be a challenge.  There has long been a stigma surrounding mental health, both in teens and adults. Thankfully that has gotten significantly better over the years, but taking that first step to seek help is challenging and that’s what we’ll be discussing on this week’s episode of Insights Into Teens.