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Insights Into Teens
49 minutes | May 16, 2022
Insights Into Teens: Episode 147 "Dealing with Failure"
Popular culture has left us with the idea that “failure is not an option”. While no one likes to fail, the reality of the situation is failure happens. On this episode of Insights Into Teens we’re going to talk about what failure is and how to turn failures into positive and constructive experiences.
46 minutes | May 2, 2022
Insights Into Teens: Episode 146 "Loneliness and Social Isolation"
For many teens their social world is everything to them. Who they hang out with, the kids they relate to, and the extracurricular activities they participate in all help the teenager to define a sense of self. Loneliness and social isolation are real issues for teens even without having to live through a pandemic. But add the required isolation associated with a pandemic on top of the normal sense of loneliness teens can feel and it quickly becomes overwhelming. In today’s episode of Insights Into Teens we’re going to take a look at what causes loneliness and social isolation, the physical and mental health impacts on our teens and techniques to help combat these issues.
47 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
Insights Into Teens: Episode 145 "Body Insecurities"
Teenagers often face significant pressure to meet strict, unrealistic and harmful ideals around beauty, weight, and shape. The quest for a "perfect" body or appearance can take a heavy toll on a teenager's confidence as well as their physical and mental health. In today’s episode of Insights Into Teens we’ll talk about what you can do to help your child develop and maintain a healthy body image and self-esteem.
53 minutes | Mar 28, 2022
Insights Into Teens: Episode 144 "Teen Crushes"
Having crushes can be a wonderful, scary, fun, and heartbreaking experience. When you get your first crush, you may feel confused about what's happening. You may have never had these feelings before. On today’s episode of Insights Into Teen’s we’ll talk about what crushes are, the risks associated with them, the importance they play in adolescent development and ultimately how to help your teen handle rejection associated with them.
45 minutes | Mar 21, 2022
Insights Into Teens: Episode 143 "Self Expression"
Almost every teenager goes through wild periods of self-expression that will typically include clothing and musical choices that are borderline offensive to their parents. However, it’s important not to stifle your teen while they experiment with different versions of self-expression. After all, as long as they are not hurting themselves or anyone around them, there is really nothing wrong with their actions. In this episode of Insights Into Teens we’ll explore how self-expression allows teenagers to discover who they are and helps form their adult personalities.
48 minutes | Mar 14, 2022
Insights Into Teens: Episode 142 "Your Health Pyramid"
What is your health pyramid? Why is it important? How can we maintain our health pyramid? We’ll answer these questions and much more as we talk about balancing key aspects of our lives on this episode of Insights Into Teens
43 minutes | Mar 7, 2022
Insights Into Teens: Episode 141 "Healthy Family Relationships"
Families can be a pretty complicated thing. What makes up a family? What are its functions? What type of family units are there? How do families help you? In this episode of Insights Into Teens we’ll continue our deeper look at relationships and dig deeper into what it means to be a family.
41 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
Insights Into Teens: Episode 140 "Constructive Criticism"
What if you are told that you are not perfect? Most people should know that already, but it can still sting to be reminded. Criticism of any kind can be hard to swallow, especially when it comes to something you spent time and energy on. Inherently, we all want to do a good job. But criticism is just as important as praise, if not more so. Good, constructive feedback can help you improve and guide you towards new heights you might not have achieved otherwise. That isn’t to say giving and taking constructive criticism is easy. But when you know how to take criticism, you become a better person On today’s episode of Insights Into Teens, we’ll cover what you need to know about constructive criticism, including how to identify, give, and take constructive criticism.
43 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
Insights Into Teens: Episode 139 "Maintaining Healthy Relationships"
Relationships come in all shapes and sizes. But regardless of whether the relationship is platonic, romantic, or familial, it should nourish and support us. Having healthy relationships can make a huge difference in our mental health and well-being. But, creating healthy relationships takes time and effort. On this episode of Insights Into Teens we’ll take a look at what you can do to create and maintain healthy relationships in your life.
62 minutes | Feb 14, 2022
Insights Into Teens: Episode 138 "The Great Debates: Controversial Topics Part 2"
This week we’re continuing our little debate on some controversial topics. Last week we had a series of categories and in the interest of time only got through a few questions in each category. This week we’re going to pick up where we left off and see if we can get through the remaining questions.
59 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
Insights Into Teens: Episode 137 "The Great Debates: Controversial Topics"
This week we’re changing things up a little bit as we get a little controversial. Instead of focusing on a single topic of discussion to dissect and help folks with, I wanted to get your perspective on a number of controversial topics with a series of debate questions. Just a general word of caution to our audience, we will be discussing some topics that might not be appropriate for a younger audience members but we will endeavor to keep it as mature and age appropriate as we always do.
47 minutes | Jan 31, 2022
Insights Into Teens: Episode 136 "Downfalls of Teen Stereotyping"
What is teen stereotyping, what are some of the common stereotypes and what are some of the downfalls to stereotyping? We’ll discuss this and more on this week’s episode of Insights Into Teens.
41 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
Insights Into Teens: Episode 135 "Dealing with Class Clowns"
What does it mean to be a class clown, and why do kids play the class clown? What can parents do if they’re kids are labeled as class clowns? And how should other students deal with class clowns? That’s what we’re talking about on this week’s episode of Insights Into Teens.
47 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
Insights Into Teens: Episode 134 "Teens and Identity Theft"
What is identity theft? Why do teens have to worry about identity theft? What are some of the red flags of identity theft? How to stay safe from teen identity theft? What do you do if you think you were a victim of teen identity theft?
51 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
Insights Into Teens: Episode 133 "Teens and their Digital Footprint"
What is a digital footprint? How is it created? What impact can it have on our lives? How can we control it? We’ll answer these questions and give you some hints on what you can and can’t do to protect your digital footprint on this episode of Insights Into Teens.
11 minutes | Dec 24, 2021
Holiday Special 2021: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
Continuing our annual holiday tradition the Insights Into Things hosts bring you our 2021 Holiday Special: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.This retelling of the Dr. Seuss classic is told through the voices of our shows hosts. If you're lucky enough to catch the video version of this performance you'll also get to see original artwork for the production done by our own Madison Whalen.Sit back, relax and immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with this classic tale told by the voices your familiar with.
64 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
Insights Into Teens: Episode 132 "Holiday Fun and Games"
This week we’re taking a break from some of the harder hitting topics and having a little fun with our last episode before the holiday break. We’re going to do a little Holiday Q&A and some holiday trivia to take us into our break. Then we’ll be back after the New Year with more great topics to help teens, parents and everyone else.
51 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
Insights Into Teens: Episode 131 "Teens and Complaining"
Complaining has a negative connotation, and is viewed as a bad thing by most people. But is there anything to be said for making your opinion on a given situation heard by the person causing it? Can doing so actually improve a relationship you have with someone? Is there an art to complaining in a way that actually brings about a positive result? We’ll discuss these things and how to help your teen who might have a negative outlook on life.
68 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
Insights Into Teens: Episode 130 "Marching Band"
In today’s episode we’re going to take a look at Marching Band. We’ll explore what’s involved as far as time and commitment. We’ll talk about what skills are honed in marching band, not all of which are musical. We’ll also take a look at some of the less obvious benefits teens gain that will stay with them for a lifetime.
57 minutes | Nov 15, 2021
Insights Into Teens: Episode 129 "Feminism"
This week we’re talking about Feminism. We’ll take a look at what feminism is today and what it has been over it’s more than 170 years of history. We’ll explore the four waves of feminism and talk about the advances each brought and their differences. Then we’ll explore some of the problems with modern feminism before we finish up with suggestions on ways to promote feminism.
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