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Being a teenager has changed. A lot. There’s TikTok, vaping, d*ck pics, there are Snap maps, selfies and filters...and it's all a potential battlefield for parents where the stakes feel impossibly high. So welcome to some real parenting talk. As both clinicians and parents, Dr. Ginni Mansberg and clinical psychologist Jo Lamble know first-hand how challenging it can be to raise adolescents. This is why they're bringing their common-sense expertise to Mamamia’s Help! I Have A Teenager. Every week Dr. Ginni and Jo will be answering your questions, and you can submit them at podcast@mamamia.com.au 

Help! I Have A Teenager Mamamia

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.3 • 548 Ratings

Being a teenager has changed. A lot. There’s TikTok, vaping, d*ck pics, there are Snap maps, selfies and filters...and it's all a potential battlefield for parents where the stakes feel impossibly high. So welcome to some real parenting talk. As both clinicians and parents, Dr. Ginni Mansberg and clinical psychologist Jo Lamble know first-hand how challenging it can be to raise adolescents. This is why they're bringing their common-sense expertise to Mamamia’s Help! I Have A Teenager. Every week Dr. Ginni and Jo will be answering your questions, and you can submit them at podcast@mamamia.com.au 

    Why Your Teen Smells Like Goat, According To A Doctor

    Why Your Teen Smells Like Goat, According To A Doctor

    Have you ever stepped into your teen's room and caught a whiff of cheese, wax, or even a hint of goat? You're not alone! Ginni delves into the science behind why teens, especially boys, have a unique scent.

    Plus, we share our top tips for introducing your kids to a new partner in a way that takes the pressure off and makes it a smooth experience.

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    Listen: ‘Hits Different, Pop Off, Rizz’: Why Is My Teen Speaking Another Language?
    Ginni's recommendation this week is Articulate which you can check out here.

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    Send us a question to be answered in the show! Email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au or send a DM to the Mamamia Instagram account.

    Tell us what you really think so we can give you more of what you really want. Fill out this survey and you’ll go in the running to win one of five $100 gift vouchers.

    If you want to remain anonymous, submit a question via our anonymous form here.

    CREDITS:

    Hosts: Dr Ginni Mansberg & Jo Lamble

    Find a copy of The New Teen Age here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-new-teen-age-ginni-mansberg/book/9781922351258.html 

    Producer: Tahli Blackman

    Audio Production: Scott Stronach

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
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    The Psychology Of Mum Guilt & How To Fight It

    The Psychology Of Mum Guilt & How To Fight It

    We hear all the time how parents are being struck by 'mum guilt' but what's the psychology behind it? Clinical Psychologist Jo Lamble breaks it down and gives her tips on how we can manage it. 

    Plus, when your teenager starts neglecting their friends after getting into a relationship, should you intervene? Or is that overstepping? We discuss. 

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    Want something else to listen to? Please enjoy our latest episode: ‘Hits Different, Pop Off, Rizz’: Why Is My Teen Speaking Another Language?
    Jo's recommendation this week was the game Bullsh*t. Find instructions on how to play here. 

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Send us a question to be answered in the show! Email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au or send a DM to the Mamamia Instagram account.

    Tell us what you really think so we can give you more of what you really want. Fill out this survey and you’ll go in the running to win one of five $100 gift vouchers.

    If you want to remain anonymous, submit a question via our anonymous form here.

    CREDITS:

    Hosts: Dr Ginni Mansberg & Jo Lamble

    Find a copy of The New Teen Age here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-new-teen-age-ginni-mansberg/book/9781922351258.html 

    Producer: Tahli Blackman

    Audio Production: Scott Stronach

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 17 min
    ‘Hits Different, Pop Off, Rizz’: Why Is My Teen Speaking Another Language?

    ‘Hits Different, Pop Off, Rizz’: Why Is My Teen Speaking Another Language?

    Feeling lost in your teenager's slang-filled conversations? You're not the only one. So, we've enlisted our very own Gen Z to explain them, so you can finally understand what your teenager is saying.

    And, if your teen still isn't keen on fruits and vegetables, Ginni and Jo discuss ways to help them get over their anxieties so they can start getting the nutrients they need. 

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    Read: ‘It doesn’t mean what you think it means.’ Gen Z words that Millennials just... don’t get.

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    Send us a question to be answered in the show! Email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au or send a DM to the Mamamia Instagram account.

    If you want to remain anonymous, submit a question via our anonymous form here.

    CREDITS:

    Hosts: Dr Ginni Mansberg & Jo Lamble

    Find a copy of The New Teen Age here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-new-teen-age-ginni-mansberg/book/9781922351258.html 

    Producer: Tahli Blackman

    Audio Production: Thom Lion

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 17 min
    Does Your Teen Genuinely Need A Mental Health Day?

    Does Your Teen Genuinely Need A Mental Health Day?

    When do mental health days start to feel too frequent? Ginni and Jo are all for giving teens a break from school now and then, but how can we tell if they genuinely need it? We discuss.

    Also, have you heard about the free events for teenagers during Youth Week? Our hosts share tips on how parents can encourage teens to join in on positive activities without feeling embarrassed.

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    Learn more about Youth Week events near you here. 
    Watch Ginni's recommendation for Ted Lasso on Apple TV+ with your teens this weekend. 

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Send us a question to be answered in the show! Email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au or send a DM to the Mamamia Instagram account.

    If you want to remain anonymous, submit a question via our anonymous form here.

    CREDITS:

    Hosts: Dr Ginni Mansberg & Jo Lamble

    Find a copy of The New Teen Age here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-new-teen-age-ginni-mansberg/book/9781922351258.html 

    Producer: Tahli Blackman

    Audio Production: Thom Lion

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 13 min
    Your Teen’s Growing Up; It’s Time To Rediscover Yourself

    Your Teen’s Growing Up; It’s Time To Rediscover Yourself

    As parents, we often lose touch with ourselves while focusing on our kids. Then, as they grow up and move out, finding our purpose and identity again can be a challenge. Ginni and Jo share tips on rediscovering yourself as your teens gain independence.

    Also, we have advice on navigating interactions with the parents of your child’s friends that you may not see eye to eye with.

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    Listen to Jo's episode with Holly Wainwright: Texting, Trolling & Tweens: A Guide To You Child's First Phone

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Send us a question to be answered in the show! Email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au or send a DM to the Mamamia Instagram account.

    If you want to remain anonymous, submit a question via our anonymous form here.

    CREDITS:

    Hosts: Dr Ginni Mansberg & Jo Lamble

    Find a copy of The New Teen Age here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-new-teen-age-ginni-mansberg/book/9781922351258.html 

    Producer: Tahli Blackman

    Audio Production: Tegan Sadler 

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 14 min
    How To Stop Your Teen From Sneaking Out

    How To Stop Your Teen From Sneaking Out

    Finding used tissues and bottles of lube in your teen’s room? Masturbation is a normal part of adolescence, so naturally, your teenager is probably exploring it. But we parents shouldn't be left with the mess, so we advise on how to address it. 

    And, if your teen is pushing boundaries constantly, just ignoring them won't help. We help you find you the guide rails to put in place and what your next steps should be.

    Plus, Jo also shares a personal story about her worst-ever panic attack, brought on by a confusing text message from her teenage daughter. 

    THE END BITS 

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    Listen to Jo's episode with Holly Wainwright: Texting, Trolling & Tweens: A Guide To You Child's First Phone

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Send us a question to be answered in the show! Email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au or send a DM to the Mamamia Instagram account.

    If you want to remain anonymous, submit a question via our anonymous form here.

    CREDITS:

    Hosts: Dr Ginni Mansberg & Jo Lamble

    Find a copy of The New Teen Age here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-new-teen-age-ginni-mansberg/book/9781922351258.html 

    Producer: Tahli Blackman

    Audio Production: Thom Lion

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
548 Ratings

548 Ratings

GamyPuppet ,

Relevant and helpful

This is such a great podcast- so relevant in today’s day and age!!!

carrieboosh ,

Would never

Advice from this media organisation? No.

Sofie_1 ,

Helpful but not condescending

Thank you for all your guidance, sometimes feels like I am still guessing this parenting thing despite my kids being 17 and 15. Keep it up ladies.

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