This week we conclude our current Question and Answer Series with questions about friends and family. We learn what it is that Madison looks for in her friends. How she gets along with her friends and what benefits there are to have loyal friends who are interested in taking care of each other.
We’ll also delve into some family related questions. We’ll talk about Madison’s brother and some of the trials and tribulations over the years. We’ll also discus how Madison gets along with her parents. Does she respect them? Does she argue with them? Has she ever gotten angry at them. We’ll look at the traits she admires most about her parents, which traits she’d like to develop in herself and what traits she’s change about her parents.
Read More Insights Into Teens: Episode 73 “Q&A Series: Friends and Family”
This week we take a deeper look into Madison’s beliefs and religious upbringing. We’ll take a look at the religious background of her parents, talk about the religious holidays we celebrate and how we celebrate them. We’ll also talk about what religious services we attend and our overall beliefs from a larger picture standpoint.
Our second segment address statistics on religion and teens. How important is religion to different age groups. What benefits people gain from their faith as well as some of the unexpected consequences of religion on peoples lives.
Read More Insights Into Teens: Episode 72 “Teens and Religion”
This weeks set of questions get’s deep. We talk about hypothetical, existential, philosophical and religious questions. From conversation starters such as “would you rather live at the beach or mountains” to philosophical questions like “is it ever ok to lie” we’ve got a load of unanswered questions. We’ll talk about surviving the Zombie Apocalypse to what would you like to be famous for. We’ll ask the difficult questions like “do adults automatically deserve respect” right down to “what do you think is the meaning of life”.
It’s a fun filled question and answer session that takes down paths we didn’t originally expect to go when preparing for the show. Madison reveals surprisingly complex, mature and well reasoned answers to some of the more subject questions that teens and adults alike are asked and find difficult to answer. It’s an enjoyable discussion that gives some real insights into the teenage mind.
Read More Insights Into Teens: Episode 71 “Q&A Series: Existential and Philosophical Questions”
Anxiety, stress and fear in a teenager can lead to an unwillingness or inability to attend school. This week we discuss what School Refusal is. We’ll look at the symptoms and warning signs to look for. We’ll investigate some of the common causes of School Refusal. And we will look at some of the ways that parents and guardians can help their children overcome some of these issues.
Teenage years are stressful in nature. Add to that the social awkwardness associated with school, the expectations of performance in school and the random variables of bullies, peer rejection, family conflict and underlying anxiety disorder and you have a perfect storm. Supporting our children and ensuring they have an outlet to work through these issues is key. We’ll talk about this and much more in this week’s episode.
Read More Insights Into Teens: Episode 70 “School Refusal”
In another of our question and answer series we talk about school, interests and activities. We’ll explore what aspects of school Madison enjoys the most, what classes she’s learning the most in, her favorite part of school and much more.
We’ll also talk about her hobbies, what video games she’s playing, her collecting hobbies, the music she likes to listen to and much more. We were joined this week by a viewer from Estonia who took advantage of the opportunity to pose some of their own questions in a unique two way conversation.
Read More Insights Into Teens: Episode 69 “Q&A Series: School, Interests and Activities”