19 episodes

Come and join our Incredible Conversation, a podcast for adults supporting young people, by clinical psychologists Jane Gilmour and Bettina Hohnen. We use the same principles we apply in our books (The Incredible Teenage Brain, 2019 and How To Have Incredible Conversations with your Child, published 2021), first what is the science and second how can we use that science to change what we say or do when we are around young people? The science is current, the conversation is relatable and it will help unlock young people's potential.

You can find more of our resources on our websites https://www.drjanegilmour.com/ and https://drbettinahohnen.com/

Incredible Conversation Bettina Hohnen and Jane Gilmour

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Come and join our Incredible Conversation, a podcast for adults supporting young people, by clinical psychologists Jane Gilmour and Bettina Hohnen. We use the same principles we apply in our books (The Incredible Teenage Brain, 2019 and How To Have Incredible Conversations with your Child, published 2021), first what is the science and second how can we use that science to change what we say or do when we are around young people? The science is current, the conversation is relatable and it will help unlock young people's potential.

You can find more of our resources on our websites https://www.drjanegilmour.com/ and https://drbettinahohnen.com/

    Happy Holidays?

    Happy Holidays?

    (1 min) We discuss how to manage screen time during the holidays. Does more leisure time always mean more screen time?
    (11:20 mins) We talk about how parents can support a student about to start GCSEs who wants to see her friends but her mum thinks she needs catch up on the school work she missed during the Covid period.
    (22:46 mins)  We consider the options if your teen becomes virtually nocturnal during the holidays.
    (32:13 mins)  We think about the best response for a teen with ADHD with plans to go inter-railing during the summer. Jane  wrote an article in Hello! magazine about summer holiday strategies for teenagers. You can find it here https://www.hellomagazine.com/healthandbeauty/mother-and-baby/20220630144195/school-summer-holiday-guide-for-teens-parents/ 

    • 40 min
    Safety online and in the real world

    Safety online and in the real world

    Jane and Bettina answer questions from parents about safety dilemmas with their children. An 11 year old girl told her parents she noticed a man behind her on the new bus route to school and the parent wonders whether she should drive her to school instead (0:40).
    We consider how to respond to a young boy sending nude pictures online, while exploring his sexuality (8:45). We consider the tricky issue of a boy gaming with many strangers online and whether a parent should stop him gaming (16:48).
    Lastly we address a question from a parent whose teen drank too much at a party and was sick afterwards. Mum is upset and doesn’t know how to handle it (26:00).

    • 36 min
    We’ve been hacked

    We’ve been hacked

    Our instagram has been hacked and it is unlikely we will be able to access it again. This episode is to let you know that, and also that the next topic will be “Staying safe online and in the real world".
    Please do send us any questions you have by DM to @drjanegilmour or @bettinahohnen on instagram.

    • 2 min
    Supporting your kids through school exams and study dilemmas

    Supporting your kids through school exams and study dilemmas

    At this time in the calendar year many families are supporting their young people through exams and studying and revision are a major feature of family life. In this episode we help parents think through some typical scenarios and consider the ways to have incredible conversations with their children. We cover ways to support a disengaged teenager who has important exams coming up (1:28), a young person who, despite her best efforts struggles to organise her work (22:30), as well as a young person who is so conscientious her parents are worried she has lost the balance in life (32:20).
    We also address ways a parent can manage their own worries about their son who, due to the covid pandemic, has had no experience of national exams, with a relentless fear that he may fail (11:30). 

    • 42 min
    How to manage discussions on news headlines and world events in your family

    How to manage discussions on news headlines and world events in your family

    In this special episode we talk about how to manage discussions on news headlines and world events in your family. We ask.. Should you bring it up at all ?
    How can I answer their questions without making them feel anxious ?
    What should I do if my child is consuming news excessively and is becoming really anxious.
    How do I manage my teenager getting their news from social media?

    • 32 min
    Cracking the social code: friendships & classmates

    Cracking the social code: friendships & classmates

    Episode 11 is for adults supporting young people through friendship difficulties.
    We discuss a question from a parent whose daughter is not able to separate from her and go on playdates she previously managed well (1:25).
    We consider ways to manage secondary school transition for a young person with a tic disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (8:34).
    A regular question from parents is how to cope with a child who keeps falling out with friends (16:53) and we end with tips and ideas for parents who are not keen on their son’s choice of peer group (26:28).

    • 36 min

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