A weekly podcast on parenting teens and launching them into the world with Dr. Ken Wilgus, author of the book "Feeding The Mouth That Bites You" and hosted by Ashley Parrish and Jessica Pfeiffer.
Teens Who Make A Difference
Teenagers weren't always safely-kept "old children." History is full of young adults in their teen years who have changed history. Today we remind parents to examine your expectations and remember, there are adolescents today as well as yesterday who are exceptional. Also, we introduce our contest to identify exceptional teenagers that you may know.
Preparing Teenagers For Vocation Plus That Kentucky High School Scandal
How can parents influence a teenager's choice of vocation? Why are so few parents even talking about career with their teenagers? This week we look at this all-too-often forgotten goal of parenting. Also, we talk about that Kentucky High School where senior boys dressed as girls and did lap dances with school administrators!
When Your Teen Announces They Are LGBTQ
We answer a listener email asking how to handle it if your own teenager announces that they are gay so... we take on the whole LBTQ issue as well. This episode is a more applied aspect of issues we covered in episodes 47 and 48. Also, we announce our first FTM contest and Jessica admits she gave herself a "time-out."
Lies Our Daughters Believe: Dr Ken Interviews Suzanne Venker
Our culture tells lies to our girls like "never depend on a man" and "casual sex has no consequences." How can we push back on these and other messages and teach them the truth? We've brought in an expert to help!
Our first guest interview ever on this podcast is Suzanne Venker. Suzanne is a nationally recognized expert on America's gender war. She is the host of the Suzanne Venker podcast and a certified marriage and relationship coach. She is a former contributor to Fox News, The Washington Examiner, The New York Post and USA Today. The author of five books, Suzanne's latest book, "How To Get Hitched And Stay Hitched" was released in August.
This is an edited version of the interview. For the full interview head over to our Patreon page where you'll find other goodies to come!
Teaching Teenagers At Home plus A Teen Slang Vocabulary Quiz
More and more teenagers are doing school at home. Whether it's temporary or true "home schooling" managing teenagers is definitely not the same as when they are children. We discuss the keys to maintaining a teenager's motivation and cooperation with school at home. Also, we take a teenage slang vocabulary quiz (e.g. "cap" and "trolling") and even find out what "phubbing" is!
Teenagers And Bullying plus Dr Ken's Hero Teen Stories
How should parents handle when their teenager is being bullied? What if it's your teen that is accused of bullying? Plus, Dr. Ken reviews Richard II of England, a famous teenager from history.