50 episodes

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 • 528 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 

    Anger Issues In A Teen Is No Joke

    Anger Issues In A Teen Is No Joke

    It's normal for kids to get frustrated, but today Ginni and Jo hear from a parent who's worried her son's anger issues is losing him friendships, and doesn't know how to handle it.

    Plus, a loving parent wants to support their trans teen but now they want to move schools, isn't sure it's the right move.

    THE END BITS 

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    Find out more about the Living With Teens Summit

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Submit a question via our new anonymous form here

    Got a question? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    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: Emmeline Peterson

    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.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au 
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    • 19 min
    ‘My Kid Lies To My Face And I Don’t Know What To Do’

    ‘My Kid Lies To My Face And I Don’t Know What To Do’

    All kids tend to tell fibs, but what happens when they turn into constant lies? That's what a concerned parent is dealing with this week, and Ginni and Jo have some advice.

    Plus, we tackle a tough dilemma from a Mum of teens who is worried about her kid's safety after leaving an abusive relationship involving their father.

    THE END BITS 

    Subscribe to Mamamia

    Find out more about the Living With Teens Summit

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Submit a question via our new anonymous form here

    Got a question? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    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: Emmeline Peterson

    Audio Production: Rhiannon Mooney

    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.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au 
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 18 min
    Is My Teen Watching Porn Actually A Big Deal?

    Is My Teen Watching Porn Actually A Big Deal?

    The average teenage boy sees porn for the first time at age 11. So if you find out your teen son is looking at graphic images, do you need to freak out? Ginni and Jo have some sage advice for worried parents.

    Plus, we hear from a listener who is in a happy blended family, but often doesn't agree with how her partner parents his kids. So how does she navigate this tricky situation?

    THE END BITS 

    Subscribe to Mamamia

    Find out more about the Living With Teens Summit

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Submit a question via our new anonymous form here

    Got a question? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    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: Emmeline Peterson

    Audio Production: Rhiannon Mooney

    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.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au 
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 14 min
    ‘How Can I Make Sure My Teen’s Partying Safely?’

    ‘How Can I Make Sure My Teen’s Partying Safely?’

    On New Year's Eve, it's pretty safe to say your teen will probably want to stay out past midnight. But with an extended curfew, how can you make sure they are partying safely and making good choices?

    Plus, Ginni and Jo give advice to a worried parent about self-harm, and how to interact with your teen's psychologist without breaking their trust.

    THE END BITS 

    Subscribe to Mamamia

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Submit a question via our new anonymous form here

    Got a question? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    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: Emmeline Peterson

    Audio Engineer: Rhiannon Mooney

    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.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au 
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 21 min
    Navigating The Holidays In A Blended Family

    Navigating The Holidays In A Blended Family

    The holidays can be a stressful time of year for many reasons, and are often compounded if you have a blended family. This week, we hear from a listener who is worried that Christmas Day is ruined for her kids by trying to rush around to other peoples houses and see everyone, and Ginni and Jo have some advice.

    Plus, they break down 'present envy', and why your teens almost definitely experience it.

    THE END BITS 

    Subscribe to Mamamia

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Submit a question via our new anonymous form here

    Got a question? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    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: Emmeline Peterson

    Audio Engineer: Rhiannon Mooney

    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.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au 
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 15 min
    Finding Friends In High School

    Finding Friends In High School

    High school is a huge adjustment for most teens, especially when it comes to making new friends. Ginni and Jo answer a dilemma from a worried parent of a teen who's moving into this new phase in his life.

    Plus, how do you have 'the chat' with your teen about their first boyfriend or girlfriend?

    THE END BITS 

    Subscribe to Mamamia

    Find out more about the Living With Teens Summit

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Submit a question via our new anonymous form here

    Got a question? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    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: Emmeline Peterson

    Audio Production: Jacob Round & Madeline Joannou

    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.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and we aim to get to 1,000. Find out more on mamamia.com.au 
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
528 Ratings

528 Ratings

Luke.attwood ,

Really enjoy the show

But I find that almost all advice is aimed at parenting neurotypical teens. Adding some insights around how to implement the strategies for neurodivergent teens would be greatly appreciated

mellevin ,

Invaluable!! Love it

Such sensible, common sense and much needed advice about raising teens. I can’t wait for each new episode, and my only criticism is I wish there were more!!!

monica name ,

The best!

This is really an amazing podcast, so informative and necessary for teenagers parents. Please never stop!

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