Insights Into Teens

Insights Into Teens: Episode 127 ”Teens and Perfectionism”

This week we’re talking about perfectionism and the malicious cycle it can lead us into. We’ll talk about how we determine if someone is a perfectionist and the signs to look for. We then evaluate the causes of perfectionism and some of the negative consequences of it. And finally we’ll look at how to address perfectionism and what parents can do to help.

Insights Into Teens

Insights Into Teens: Episode 126 ”Gaslighting”

This week we’re going to talk about a term that is used a lot in the media but often misunderstood, Gaslighting. It’s thrown around a lot but most people don’t know that it really refers to a form of mental abuse that is far too widespread in today’s society. We’ll talk about what Gaslighting is, the origins of the term, signs that it’s happening and steps to stop it if it’s happening to you or a loved one.

Insights Into Teens

Insights Into Teens: Episode 125 ”Teens and Accountability”

This week we’re talking about teens and accountability. We’ll define what accountability is and how to hold teens accountable. Then we’ll talk about setting goals and how to help our teens realize those goals. Finally we’ll look at ways to help instill accountability in teens and help them make themselves successful.

Insights Into Teens

Insights Into Teens: Episode 123 “Back To School Off The Cuff”

This week we go off script a bit to deal with some issues. First we talk about a series of deadly tornados that blew through our area and actually our town in the wake of hurricane Ida. We’ll talk a bit about how scary that was and the lingering anxiety of the experience. We’ll also talk about the disruption the storms caused to everyone’s life in the area last week which prevented us from recording our show during our regularly schedule time last week.

Then we’ll talk about some of the stress and anxiety of going back to school. We’ll address the underlying anxiety and fear for our safety about in person learning during the ongoing pandemic. We’ll look at some of the stress issues about having so many advanced courses and so little time to ourselves with Marching Band.

Finally we’ll talk about concerns and unresolved issues that are causing some stress and anxiety. We’ll look at ways to tackle some of the problems, cope with those we can solve and look at what the near future holds for us and hopefully resolve some of the tensions and anxieties from the last two weeks.

Insights Into Teens

Insights Into Teens: Episode 122 “Return to school during COVID”

It’s about that time for the kids to head back to school. We thought that COVID would just be a bad memory by now, but it seems it’s here to stay for a little while. So how do your kids feel about going back to school in the time of COVID. How do you as a parent feel and how can we make the most of the situation while still trying to keep our families safe and mitigate any anxiety we might have under the current climate?