Insights Into Teens: Episode 81 “Getting To Know You Part 3”

In this third “Getting to Know You” episode we learn more about Madison through a series of questions, some of which we’ve never asked before and others are a status check on what’s changed since our last “Getting to Know You” podcast.

This session was inspired by some back to school questions Madison was answering this week. Her answers as with everything in the world today are colored by the current state of the COVID-19 crisis.

Surprising, despite the bleak outlook on the world today Madison is able to maintain a positive perspective on things. We asked a series of questions from habits and hobbies to family and friends and delve deeper into her personality. We learn a few things that even as her dad I wasn’t aware of. It was an eye opening and fun podcast this week. There are some great questions in this episode that I encourage other parents to engage their kids with, you might be pleasantly surprised at the answers you get.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 80 “Braces Revisited”

We flash back to our first podcast about braces and take a look at how far Madison has come in her journey. We’ll recap what she’s already gone through in phase one of her braces. We’ll discuss what has happened in phase two since the original podcast in the series. Then we’ll take a look at what is yet to come now that’s in phase three and the home stretch.

Madison conveys her struggle with some of the challenges of getting braces. She’ll talk about the discomfort she’s felt at the various points in the process and how she’s dealt with it. We will some up with some advice that Madison can share to others who are going through the process or may be getting ready to go through the process.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 79 “Back to Remote Schooling”

This week we look at the challenges, concerns and changes to how school will work in the coming weeks amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. What are schools doing to confront early surges in infections, what infrastructure is in place for remote learning, what impact will remote and hybrid learning solutions have on our children and when can we expect a return to some normalcy.

We’ll look specifically at what Madison’s school is doing. The changing environment, evolving messaging and the recommendations coming down from the Federal Government, CDC and other respected organization. There’s a lot of fear, anxiety and uncertainty about the risks of sending our kids back to school under these conditions and we’ll talk about all of it this week.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 78 “Summer in Quarantine”

This week we’re talking about the various things that Madison did this summer in quarantine. COVID-19 has seen the normal summer vacation time period turned on it’s head. With a summer filled with stay at home days it’s proven challenging to keep Madison occupied and entertained. Without the usual weekend trips, vacations and outdoor activities to draw on we had to get creative with different projects, virtual camps and other things to keep her challenged, engaged and motivated. We’ll discuss all of the things we’ve done to accomplish exactly that in this weeks episode.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 77 “Burnout”

Everyone has or will have to face the prospect of mental, physical or emotional burn out at some point in their lives. With the stress of school and pressures of socializing at an awkward age many teens reach a burn out phase early on. In this episode we’ll look at some of the signs and symptoms to keep an eye on. We’ll talk about some of the common causes of burn out. We will also look at ways to cope with burn out and how to recover from it while also understanding that burn out and stress, while they may be linked are two different and distinct problems to deal with.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 76 “Relationships”

In a twist of roles Madison plays host of this weeks show guiding us through some of the finer points of relationships. We talk about what relationships are, the different types of relationships and what a toxic relationships to look out for. We’ll talk about the various types of toxic partners to avoid, what to look for and why you should be careful. We’ll also talk about what you can do if you do ever find yourself in a toxic relationship.

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