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Insights Into Teens

A father and daughter discussion about the everyday struggles of teens in today's high tech, high pressure world and the parents who are helping them cope with it. We have honest discussions about everything from the mundane to the life changing and we try to sort through the issues together in as painless a manner as possible.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 189 "Technology Addiction"
Feeling chained to your gadgetry in an endless scroll of apps and alerts? You're not alone, as Madison and I dissect the phenomenon of teen technology addiction, drawing parallels to the compulsive nature of drug dependence. This eye-opening discussion traverses the landscape of mental health, revealing the alarmingly similar effects of tech obsession on young brains to those wrought by controlled substances. We'll share our stories of digital dependency, mine as a self-professed tech addict, and Madison's as someone who finds solace in the virtual world when navigating the social sphere. Our conversation is a wake-up call to the reality that over half of our teens feel a visceral tether to their devices, illuminating a path of reflection and understanding for families grappling with this modern challenge.As we peel back the layers of our attachment to technology, I recount the palpable sense of loss when cut off from the digital pulse, akin to the distress substance users experience during withdrawal. We explore how devices become emotional crutches, providing comfort during stressful moments but potentially perpetuating a cycle of avoidance and dependence. Our chat is not all gloom, though; we recognize the therapeutic promise within creative digital environments and the restorative power of tech as an emotional recharge tool. It's a nuanced look at how managing our relationship with technology is critical for maintaining our well-being and preventing it from morphing into a problematic crutch.Rounding off our journey, we tackle the intersection of technology with emotional coping strategies, delving into how the digital world can serve as both a haven and a hindrance for young minds. We emphasize the constructive aspects of online communities for youths facing personal challenges and the essential role of parents in guiding their children through the virtual maze. When discussing the delicate dance of depression and technology addiction, we highlight resources like "Glow Kids" that provide insight into the factors fostering tech dependence. Ultimately, we advocate for balance, encouraging digital detoxes and professional support to ensure that our relationship with technology remains healthy and harmonious. Join us for this crucial conversation that's not just about identifying problems but also about arming ourselves and our loved ones with strategies for a healthier digital life.No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
45:09 5/6/24
Insights Into Teens: Episode 188 "Teen Isolation"
As the corridors of high school fall silent after the final bell, the hushed sound of solitude becomes the hidden chorus of adolescence. My co-host Madison Whalen and I navigate the silent storm of teenage isolation, probing the depths of self-imposed solitude and its profound effects on young minds and bodies. We unravel the tangled emotions behind the intense fear of social rejection, likening it to the sting of physical pain, and shine a light on the crucial role of parents in fostering healthy, real-world connections for their teens.Adolescents today are treading the tightrope between digital comfort zones and the uncharted waters of in-person socialization. We reflect on our own post-pandemic social anxieties and the peculiar sense of crowd-induced claustrophobia. Madison and I dissect the allure and limitations of social media havens, and the delicate dance between nurturing online friendships and breaking out of their confines to expand social circles in the flesh.In the final beats of our episode, we scrutinize the shifting dynamics of teenage social life in an increasingly digital world, leaning on insights from the Pew Research Center and a CNN study to highlight the decline of face-to-face interactions. We share personal anecdotes and ponder strategies to reel back from avoidance behavior that feeds isolation. Wrapping up, we steer you towards our various online platforms, where you can continue the conversation and dive into our extended podcast family, Insights into Entertainment and Insights Into Tomorrow. With a heartfelt goodbye, we invite you to explore our books and join us again as we seek to understand and aid the solitary hearts of today's youth.No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
51:40 4/8/24
Insights Into Teens: Episode 187 "The Importance of Being Challenged"
Ever wonder what's going on inside the mind of a teenager as they toggle between safety and thrill-seeking? Unlock the mysteries of adolescent development in our latest episode, where we dissect the compelling allure of challenges and risks for growing teens. Together with experts in psychology and teen behavior, we share insights into how these experiences are not just acts of rebellion, but crucial steps toward maturity.Join us for a heart-to-heart on personal growth as we reflect on personal anecdotes and the surprising benefits of well-chosen challenges. From the satisfaction of creating art to the continuous learning within the tech industry, we reveal how facing the right kind of challenges can lead to lower rates of depression and foster fulfillment. Learn how to guide teenagers in embracing these opportunities for growth, steering them away from unhealthy risks and towards constructive endeavors.Finally, we tackle the tough topic of unhealthy teen challenges and how parents can play a pivotal role in navigating this terrain. Discover effective strategies to channel your teen's energy into positive experiences, from outdoor adventures to creative arts, and understand the impact of parental support on their journey. This episode offers a heartfelt guide for anyone looking to help teens emerge as well-rounded, confident adults, while also shedding light on the value of challenges in our own lives.No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
61:55 4/1/24
Insights Into Teens Episode 186: Boundaries Matter
Discovering the right balance of personal boundaries can be a daunting journey, one that my daughter Madison and I know all too well. As we reunite in this episode of Insights Into Teens, we delve into the intricate world of boundaries—those unseen yet pivotal lines that protect our well-being. We navigate through the emotional landscapes of adolescents, discussing how vital it is to establish physical, emotional, and mental boundaries while also recognizing the challenges and profound impact relational trauma can have on their formation. Our candid conversation serves as a guide for young individuals striving to reclaim their power in setting boundaries and the necessity of building relationships founded on mutual respect and understanding.Our personal experiences become the canvas as we paint the picture of struggles with boundaries that are either too permeable or overly rigid. I recount times when my own defenses were so weak that I became susceptible to external influences, as well as moments when fortifying my walls too fiercely led to isolation. Madison and I reflect on the dangers of creating impenetrable boundaries, which may result in disconnection and hinder genuine human connections. We stress the significance of maneuvering the delicate balance between allowing ourselves to be vulnerable to meaningful experiences while also guarding against potential risks, recognizing that it is an ongoing process with room for improvement.No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
52:06 3/18/24
Insights Into Teens: Episode 185 "Toxic Positivity"
Positivity: a beacon of hope or a burden in disguise?" Get ready for a captivating journey as we, Joseph and Madison Whalen, untangle the complex web of 'toxic positivity' and its implications on teenagers' emotional health. Understanding the emotional landscape of teenagers is a nuanced affair and we're here to show you why. We share personal anecdotes and profound insights that shed light on the harmful effects of suppressing emotions and the importance of emotional agility.Emotions are the language of our inner world, they provide us with invaluable insights into our needs and values. But what happens when we categorize them as 'negative' or 'positive'? We challenge this oversimplification and show you how engaging with a broad spectrum of emotions can nourish self-awareness and bolster effective communication. We promise you an enlightening discussion that will change the way you perceive emotions.As we navigate through the treacherous realm of toxic positivity, we bring to light the therapeutic power of art and the role of supportive social circles in managing complex emotions. We share the perils of toxic positivity and emphasize the importance of art, music, and dance in processing intense emotions in a nonverbal way. Our aim is to equip teenagers with the right tools to traverse their emotional landscapes with resilience and authenticity. Join us for this riveting discussion - you don't want to miss it!No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
58:32 12/11/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 184 "Helping Teens Avoid FOMO"
Ever wondered why you feel an undeniable pull to check social media, only to feel unsatisfied, disconnected, and like you're missing out? Our teenage years are already full of challenges, and this digital age has added a whole new layer of complexity. Join us, Joseph and Madison Whalen, as we strip back the glossy veneer of social media and dive into the phenomenon of FOMO, or the fear of missing out, which is having a profound impact on teenagers today.Not only do we share the unsettling ways FOMO influences teens' mental health, causing anxiety, depression, and disrupted sleep patterns, but we also guide you through strategies to fight it. From limiting social media usage to maintaining a gratitude journal, volunteering, spending time outdoors, and seeking professional help when needed, we reveal tools that could potentially help teens navigate these treacherous waters. The digital world is here to stay, but with awareness and action, we can help our teens turn the tide on FOMO and steer towards healthier, happier lives. Tune in to explore this critical issue and gain some valuable insights.No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
48:58 12/4/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 183 "Teens and Anger Management"
Are you struggling to comprehend your teenager's sudden bursts of anger? Do you feel like you're walking on eggshells, not knowing when the next emotional explosion might occur? We understand that parenting a teenager is like navigating through a stormy sea, and we’re here to help. I'm Joseph Whalen, and along with my daughter Madison, we delve into the intricate world of teen anger management. We offer a fresh perspective on the importance of healthy anger expression and the debilitating signs of unmanaged anger. As we paddle deeper into the vast ocean of adolescent emotional health, you will gain valuable insights from our personal experiences. We discuss the multiple factors contributing to teen anger, from hormones to mental health disorders, and the significance of professional intervention. Looking through the lens of our own experiences, we provide proactive strategies and supportive systems to help your teen navigate through their emotional storms. Particularly, we spotlight the unique challenges faced by teenage boys, for whom societal norms often create barriers in expressing their emotions.Finally, we invite you to join our growing community where we continually share our experiences and insights. Stay connected with us via email, social media, our official website, and more. With two more exciting episodes lined up, be sure not to miss out on our journey to understand, manage, and transform teen anger into a positive force. So, if you're ready to transform your understanding of teen anger and create a more peaceful home environment, join us on this enlightening journey.No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
47:57 11/27/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 182 "Adolescent Idealism"
Have you ever wondered why teenagers seem drawn to challenging authority and eager to transform the world? This episode is an enlightening journey into adolescent idealism, a pivotal phase where young minds begin to form their own values, champion their unique perspectives and discover the power of their voice. We expose the reality behind the fiery debates and passionate expressions of idealism that are often misunderstood by adults, leading to friction and discord. The episode takes a deep look at the correlation between adolescent idealism and mental health, an aspect rarely explored in mainstream discussions. We shine a light on the transformative journey of these promising minds as they fervently yearn for a brighter future and how they grapple with a society that may not always prioritize or appreciate their innovative ideas. As adults, we have a pivotal role in understanding, validating and connecting with these spirited young adults. Their energy, if harnessed correctly, can lead to lasting positive changes.Finally, we impart practical strategies to help navigate the challenges of adolescent idealism. We underscore the importance of empathetic listening, validating their experiences, and sharing our own stories of challenging norms to bridge gaps in understanding. We also discuss how introducing them to diverse perspectives through various media can broaden their world view. Expect some thoughtful insights on finding common ground and leveraging their passion to make meaningful contributions to society. Join us for this enlightening episode and discover the powerful potential of adolescent idealism.No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
55:25 11/20/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 181 "Dealing with Toxic Friends"
Do you know what a toxic friendship looks like? Can you tell if your teen is caught up in one? Join us as we delve into this complex issue that's become a common teen drama affecting their mental health. In a world where acceptance and social connections are everything, teens often overlook the toxicity in their friendships. We discuss how these relationships, built on manipulation, exclusion, and criticism, impact personal growth and well-being. We stress the importance of understanding that sometimes these toxic behaviors are the result of underlying, unspoken challenges like trauma or mental health issues.Throughout this episode, we explore the influence of peers on personal growth. We all know that friends can make or break our high school experience. But what happens when these friendships turn toxic? How do we help our teens navigate this rough terrain without overstepping? We're here to provide insights, sharing dos and don'ts of intervening, emphasizing the importance of open communication and transparency between parents and teens.Finally, we dive into some actionable advice for dealing with toxic friendships. How can we create a space where our teens feel safe to share their experiences? How can we guide them without being judgmental? Listen in as we offer some practical tools and tips to support your teen in managing toxic friendships and building healthier connections. So, grab your headphones, hit subscribe, and let's get the conversation started!No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.
47:07 11/13/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 180 "Perspectives on Parenting - Nurturing Them"
Are you ready to crack the code of parenting and master the art of socializing your children? We've got an episode packed with insights and practical tips that will help you navigate this journey. Your hosts, Joseph and Madison Whalen, together with our special guest and seasoned parent, Michelle Whalen, invite you to join us as we shed light on how parents can effectively encourage their kids to socialize while respecting their comfort zones. We explore the positive and negative effects that a parent's involvement can have on a child's social behavior and the importance of setting a good example.How can parents instill the important values of honesty, hard work, and respect in their children? We discuss this in depth, emphasizing the critical role of parents in shaping a child's character. Not only do we touch on this, but also the significance of attending to your children's educational needs. We believe that a parent's influence doesn't stop at the confines of the home but extends to their child's educational journey. But what about the schools? What role do they play in a child's upbringing? We compare the roles of parents and schools and stress the necessity of preparing our children for real-world experiences that go beyond academics. It's time to look at education more holistically and explore the benefits of different career paths while considering happiness in the equation. So grab a cup of coffee, settle in, and let's dive into a conversation that promises to be as enlightening as it is engaging!No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
86:16 11/6/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 179 "Fighting In School"
Have you ever wondered about the surging tide of school violence, its damage, and the steps we can take to mitigate it? Brace yourself for a compelling episode of Insights into Teens as we pull back the curtain on this alarming issue, armed with fresh data from the CDC's youth risk behavior survey. The figures tell a grim tale of bullying, hostility, and threats. We also touch upon the zero tolerance policy and its evolution in schools over time.As we peel back the layers, we unravel the lasting impacts of school violence on its victims and bystanders. We're talking about distressing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and fear that can linger into adulthood. We also discuss how violence disrupts the sense of safety in school environments, complicating a child's ability to deal with life's challenges. Not just identifying the problem, we pivot towards solutions. We're joined by Madison, a brave high school student who shares her experiences and observations. We champion proactive strategies such as recognizing and reaching out to students who display signs of distress or aggression. We also stress the need for a unified front comprising teachers, administrators, parents, and community members all working together. Open channels of communication with trusted adults can make a massive difference, and this episode reminds us all of the crucial need to stay vigilant and responsive to potential threats. Come join the conversation, and let's work together to make our schools safer.No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.
55:25 9/4/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 178 "Sexting"
Are you fully informed of the risks and consequences of sexting? We did the deep dive so you don't have to. Join Madison and I, Joseph, as we unpack the complicated world of teenage sexting, prompted by a recent heart-rending incident. We strip down the layers to reveal what sexting truly is, the variegated motivations behind it, and the potentially lifelong hazards associated with this practice. Consent isn't just a buzzword; it's a crucial pillar in any interaction, and we illuminate its importance in this context, alongside legal implications and coping strategies for any ensuing fallout. We sincerely hope that this dialogue can help avert any future tragedies.But the risks don't end there. We tackle the less-mentioned, yet equally grave repercussions on mental health, relationships, and future opportunities. Legal penalties for sending explicit content can be severe, and we help you understand the implications. Should you ever find yourself on the precipice of sending a sext, we urge you to pause and reflect on the potential ramifications. We emphasize the fundamental right to say ‘no’ when pressured or uncomfortable, a sentiment we believe needs to be echoed louder in today's digital age.Our exploration doesn't stop at individual actions; we also scrutinize the broader digital landscape and how it can amplify the dangers of sexting. Given the ease of content duplication and distribution, we discuss how young people potentially find themselves exposed to online predators. The judicial consequences of sexting, particularly for minors, can be grave, with victims often bearing the same weight as those who engage in it. As we conclude our conversation, we encourage audience feedback and provide resources for further exploration. Let's navigate this digital minefield together, to ensure the safety of our impressionable youth.No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.
40:30 8/28/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 177 "Unconscious Bias"
Ever wondered how your unconscious mind could be steering your decisions, actions, and perceptions? Welcome to another enlightening episode of Insights into Teens, where we, Joseph and Madison, will guide you through the labyrinth of the human mind to uncover the subtle yet pervasive phenomena of unconscious biases. We unravel how these hidden prejudices shape our everyday lives and potentially impact workforce diversity.Join us as we delve into the different types of unconscious biases, including affinity bias—our inherent inclination towards those who share similarities with us, and the halo effect— our tendency to overgeneralize a positive first impression. We'll shed light on these biases using personal anecdotes and observations, to help you recognize how these biases might quietly exist even within your closest relations.But we won't stop at just recognizing these biases; we're committed to helping you overcome them. Learn from us how becoming more aware of our prejudices can lead us to more reflective and conscious thinking and action. We'll explore techniques to interrupt these biases and enact positive change in our attitudes. We also highlight the role of positive influences in our lives in helping us identify and correct our prejudices. So, buckle up and get ready to challenge your perceptions and become a better version of yourself today.No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.
55:06 8/20/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 176 "Distorting Parental Rights"
Are your parental rights being hijacked for a political agenda? Brace yourselves as we unravel the increasingly controversial issue of Parental Rights in Education. We're going to tear apart the initiatives that are drastically transforming the history and culture of our nation under the guise of parental rights, and scrutinize the politically influenced ideologies that could be damaging our children's futures.In the first half, we're going to expose how the concept of parental rights is being distorted to control what's taught in classrooms, what books are accessible to students, and to challenge the professional authority of our educators. We'll also take you back to the roots of this ideological shift in the parental rights movement with Michael P Ferris, and examine the crafty switch in tactics to lobby for laws that favor their agenda. But that's not all, we'll also delve into the growing influence of organizations like parentalrights.org and the new Parents' Bill of Rights laws in Florida and Georgia.Fasten your seatbelts for the latter half as we explore the implications of these fear-driven laws and underscore the significance of open communication with your child. We'll walk you through Florida's ongoing battle over AP Psychology and the political nuances of parental rights in the state. We'll shine a light on the hypocrisy and potential impacts of these laws, and wrap up by highlighting the importance of subscribing to and providing feedback for podcasts like ours - 'Insights Into Teens', 'Insights & Entertainment', and 'Insights Into Tomorrow'. You won't want to miss this!No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
59:43 8/14/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 175 “Overcoming Overthinking”
Have you ever found yourself falling down a negative spiral where it feels as if your brain won't shut off? This is what overthinking can feel like. Many of us get in our own way by overthinking. This can look like: worrying about things you can't controldelaying decisions to keep researching optionsdwelling on your shortcomingsor maybe trying to predict other people's feelings or actions.Sound familiar? Don't worry, in this episode of Insights Into teens we’ll discuss the tools, strategies, and activities to help you let go of overthinking so you can become calmer, happier, and overall more productive.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
47:22 8/7/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 174 “Ways to Improve Mental Health Without Therapy”
What do you do if you need mental health help but you can’t get it. Maybe it’s too costly. Maybe you don’t have insurance that covers it. Maybe you’re not conveniently located to meet with a therapist. On this Episode of Insights Into Teens we’re going to look at some options you have that are low cost, easy access and things you can do on your own to help your mental health.
48:35 7/24/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 173 “Cancel Culture”
Cancel culture seems to dominate social media, the news and society in general. But what is it? What impact does it have? Can it be used for constructive purposes? And what effect does it have on teensThat’ what we’re discussing on this episode of Insights Into TeensBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
52:50 7/17/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 172 “What does it mean to be Woke”
“Woke”. It’s one of the most divisive and misused terms in society today. A term that’s been used to define political philosophies, stifle the education of certain topics, explain away business philosophies and put down people you disagree with.In today’s episode of Insights Into Teens we’ll talk about what Woke is, what it really means and why it’s so misused as a word.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
48:27 7/3/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 171 "Pride Month"
June is Pride Month and across the world there are celebrations and commemorations to recognize all who identify as LGBTQ and their allies. While the rainbows and glitter may catch your eye, at the heart of Pride Month is a call for greater unity, visibility and equality for the LGBTQ community, as well as a time to reflect on the milestones of the past 50 years.In this episode, we're going to answer some of the biggest questions about Pride Month, including why it's celebrated in June and how the rainbow flag came to be a universal symbol of solidarity.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
46:56 6/26/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 170 "Perspectives on Parenting: Nurturing"
We mostly address issues teens deal with on this podcast. But there are challenges to parenting that are worth taking a look at as well. Our Perspectives On Parenting topics are aimed at looking at these issues to help teens understand some of the difficulties parents face to hopefully put things on a more even playing field. This episode's Perspective on  Parenting will look at some of the top challenges parents face in nurturing their kids.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
45:46 6/19/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 169 “Living a Happy Life”
We all want to be happy. But we sometimes think of happiness as a thing that happens to us — something we have no control over. It's easy to link the idea of happiness with the situation we're in. We might tell ourselves, "If only things were different, then I'd be happy."But that's not really how happiness works. Research shows that just a small portion of happiness (only about 10%) depends on a person's situation. So where does most of our happiness come from? That’s what we’re talking about on today’s episode of Insights Into Teens
44:29 6/12/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 168 “Compassion Through Understanding”
Compassion is the cornerstone of human interaction. Being compassionate makes us better people. But to be compassionate we need to be able to better understand and relate to people’s emotions and feelings. On today’s episode of Insights Into Teens that’s exactly what we’ll be talking about.No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.
48:11 4/3/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 167 “Optimism”
Optimism and pessimism are states of mind that can have a profound impact on how we interact with the world. They can impact our physical and mental health and even our long term outlook on life. In today’s episode of Insights Into Teens we’re going to take a look at the importance of Optimism, it’s impact on us and how we can improve our lives by training ourselves to think more optimistically.No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.
46:32 3/27/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 166 “Choosing Your Mood”
Moods have an important influence on how we handle the world around us. We all have external trigger points that can alter our moods. But did you know you can control your own mood? On today’s episode of Insights Into Teens we’re going to take a look at the importance of our moods and how we can choose what mood we want to experience.No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.
47:59 3/20/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 165 "Assertiveness"
Assertiveness is about communication and confidence. Being able to convey your needs, thoughts and desires in a way that is constructive and acceptable is a key part of any interaction with other people. On today’s episode of Insights Into Teens we’ll take a look at what it means to be assertive, the benefits that come from it and techniques to help you be more assertive.No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.
45:46 3/6/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 164 "The Power of Positive Emotions"
Are negative emotions bad?Are positive emotions good?Each serves their purpose, and striking the right balance between the two is the challenge we all face.In today’s episode of Insights Into Teens we’ll take a look at how both positive and negative emotions help us in different ways and how we can balance the two for a healthy emotional lifestyle.But before we get to that I’d like to invite our listening and viewing audience to subscribe to the podcast.No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.
48:55 2/27/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 163 “Understanding Your Emotions”
Emotions are complex and at times can be overwhelming. Emotions help us deal with the world around us and to handle our experiences. On today’s episode of Insights Into Teens we’re going to take a look at how emotions help us, we’ll discuss some basic rules about emotions and we’ll look at tips on building emotional awareness.No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.
46:32 2/13/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 162 “Managing Your Emotional Reactions”
Managing our emotional reactions is vital to learning how to control our emotions instead of letting our emotions control us. On today’s episode of Insights Into Teens we’ll take a look at learning how to react well to emotions, understanding those emotions, and how to control those emotions.No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.
45:15 2/6/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 161 "Emotional Intelligence"
Similar to IQ, your “intellectual quotient” your emotional intelligence is a measure of how capable you are in handling your emotions. The difference between the two is that you can improve your emotional intelligence as you get older.Today on Insights Into Teens we’re going to take a look at what Emotional Intelligence is, why it’s important and how to improve it.No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.
41:48 1/30/23
Insights Into Teens: Episode 160 "Perspectives on Parenting: Top Challenges Part 1"
We mostly address issues teens deal with on this podcast. But there are challenges to parenting that are worth taking a look at as well. Our Perspectives On Parenting topics are aimed at looking at these issues to help teens understand some of the difficulties parents face to hopefully put things on a more even playing field. Today’s Perspective on  Parenting will look at some of the top challenges of parenting today.No Credits Rolled, where we play the games you love but rarely finish them!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREE An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.
68:52 1/23/23