50 episodes

The Teen Life Podcast is presented by Teen Life and hosted by Chris Robey and Karlie Duke. Formerly the Stay Calm, Don’t Panic Podcast, we are still here to talk about teens!



We tackle difficult topics that today's teenagers are facing in order to help the helper - that's you! This podcast is designed to equip parents, youth ministers, social workers, school counselors, teachers, volunteers, mentors and coaches to walk with teenagers through issues like social media, self-harm, homosexuality, grief and more! Helping teens can be hard, join our expert guests and us as we talk about it – you aren’t alone!

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The Teen Life Podcast is presented by Teen Life and hosted by Chris Robey and Karlie Duke. Formerly the Stay Calm, Don’t Panic Podcast, we are still here to talk about teens!



We tackle difficult topics that today's teenagers are facing in order to help the helper - that's you! This podcast is designed to equip parents, youth ministers, social workers, school counselors, teachers, volunteers, mentors and coaches to walk with teenagers through issues like social media, self-harm, homosexuality, grief and more! Helping teens can be hard, join our expert guests and us as we talk about it – you aren’t alone!

    Restorative Practices with Sarah Sampson

    Restorative Practices with Sarah Sampson

    In this episode, Chris and Karlie talk to Sarah Sampson about the basics of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Restorative Practices. Sarah gives some great insight into how to use belonging circles and sentence stems to have difficult conversations a.

    • 37 min
    Education and Race with Dr. Jackson

    Education and Race with Dr. Jackson

    Recently, Chris and Karlie got to have a conversation with Dr. Tishara Jackson about race, and especially how it impacts the education system and our teenagers. Dr. Jackson is an intervention counselor in a local school district and has been a friend of Teen Life's for a long time! We are thankful for her advice on how to start race conversations, the appropriate language and terminology to use, and how we can educate ourselves.



    This podcast episode is full of resources, tips, and a different perspective that is needed. Our schools are not always equal, and no matter the race, teenagers are aware of the racial discussions that are taking place in our country right now. Let's take a minute to listen and learn how we can have these conversations well to empower the teenagers in our lives!

    • 33 min
    5 Areas of Focus for Social Distancing

    5 Areas of Focus for Social Distancing

    Here we are...still social distancing! In this podcast episode, Chris and Karlie discuss 5 different areas of focus that can help shape this unique time of social distancing. They will talk about the importance of physical movement, mindful moments,

    • 25 min
    Navigating COVID-19 with Teenagers

    Navigating COVID-19 with Teenagers

    In this episode, Chris and Karlie take time to catch up about how the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is impacting teenagers and life in general. As we continue in this new and uncertain situation, join the discussion on how you can personally deal with.

    • 11 min
    Average Teenage Behavior or Warning Sign?

    Average Teenage Behavior or Warning Sign?

    How do you know what is normal teenage behavior or a red flag that should cause concern? Adolescents are constantly changing and it is difficult to know when to ask questions and how to recognize warning signs. In this podcast episode, Chris and Karlie discuss symptoms of mental illness that also closely resemble average teen development like withdrawal, need for privacy, and change in interests.



    Join the conversation on how we can encourage and talk to our teenagers about mental illness and signs of concerns. As a caring adult in the life of a teenager, you will find practical tips and questions to engage teenagers in a positive conversation about life changes. This is an episode you won't want to miss as Chris and Karlie tackle a topic that so many young people face today.

    • 24 min
    Searching for Strengths and Solutions

    Searching for Strengths and Solutions

    Join Chris and Karlie as they talk about Teen Life's philosophy for working with teenagers! With a quick intro to Solution-Focused Therapy, Chris and Karlie discuss the importance of helping teenagers find practical solutions while also pointing out the strengths and resources they already possess.



    In this episode, Chris and Karlie will give some practical tips for how you can use solution-focused tools and questions to interact with the teens in your life. By using scaling, fist-to-five, and good questions, you can help teenagers focus on how they can make a positive change in the future. This discussion is full of practical tips that can help you empower teenagers this week. Join the conversation and let's start assuming the best about teenagers!

    • 20 min

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