12 episodes

Do you have a teenager in the house? Better yet, a teenage son? Are you a teenager?Then this podcast is for you! Mom (Kessia) and teenage son (Sam) talk openly and honestly about a wide variety of topics. Our goal is to get parents and their teens talking!

Kinned - The Mom and Son Talk Show Podcast

    • Kids & Family

Do you have a teenager in the house? Better yet, a teenage son? Are you a teenager?Then this podcast is for you! Mom (Kessia) and teenage son (Sam) talk openly and honestly about a wide variety of topics. Our goal is to get parents and their teens talking!

    Episode 12 - Talking to your teen

    Episode 12 - Talking to your teen

    CONVERSATION STARTERS
     Do you find it hard to connect with your teenage son or daughter?  Kess and Sam give you examples of questions you can ask your teenager to get the conversation going and start opening those lines of communication. Sam also gives us his opinion about what the hardest thing about being a teenager is. 

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    • 28 min
    Episode 11 - Gaming: Consoles vs PC - What’s the Difference?

    Episode 11 - Gaming: Consoles vs PC - What’s the Difference?

    Kess and Sam discuss console gaming and PC gaming. 
    For parents with younger children - we compare the XBox, Playstation and Switch consoles and identify some advantages and disadvantages of each system. 
    Parents of teens - find out the differences between console gaming and PC gaming and why serious gamers tend to use PCs to game and why it's good to build your own gaming PC.  
    Gamers - see if you agree with our opinions on console vs PC gaming and let us know!

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    • 36 min
    Episode 10 - Anxiety

    Episode 10 - Anxiety

    Listen in as Kess and Sam discuss their own experiences with anxiety - both of them have lots to share. If you have an anxiety disorder and/or suffer from anxiety and panic attacks - this is the episode for you! You are not alone - we understand what you're going through!
    Anxiety in teens:
    According to the National Institute of Health, nearly 1 in 3 of all adolescents ages 13 to 18 will experience an anxiety disorder. Between 2007 and 2012 anxiety disorders in children and teens increased by 20%.  
    What is causing the increase in the number of teens developing anxiety disorders? What can you do to cope with anxiety and panic attacks? 
    The good news is - it is treatable! 

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    • 32 min
    Episode 9 - Anime - Views and Reviews

    Episode 9 - Anime - Views and Reviews

    Anime - What is it?  What shows are worth watching?  What makes it so popular? 
    Anime is the term for Japanese produced animation. It is estimated that there are 50 million fans of anime and manga around the world with the global anime market size valued at approximately USD 24.23 billion. 
    Listen in as Kess and Sam discuss Anime, what makes it so appealing and popular, and what Anime shows they've seen that they feel are worth watching. 
    If you haven't watched anime before you might be surprised at how much you enjoy it - give it a try - there is a show for everyone. 
    And if you're already an anime lover - listen to our reviews of A Silent Voice and Anohana. See if you agree with us and visit our website at www.kinned.ca or tweet us @kinned7 to let us know what your favourite anime is and why. 
    Follow us on 
    Twitter @kinned7
    Instagram at kinned_podcast
    Facebook at kinnedpodcast 
    Visit our website at www.kinned.ca 

    • 25 min
    Episode 8 - Vaping

    Episode 8 - Vaping

     According to a survey by the Government of Canada, 34% of students in grades 7-12 have tried vaping. Listen in as Kess and Sam discuss vaping, the associated risks and how to talk to your children about this growing teenage trend.  
    Risks of Vaping: 
    Vaping can cause side effects including dizziness, headaches, nausea, racing heart, anxiety and difficulty with sleep. Vaping can increase your exposure to harmful chemicals and alter teen brain development, long-term consequences of vaping are unknown and vaping can lead to nicotine addiction. 
    For more information on vaping, visit: https://www.canada.ca/vaping

    • 31 min
    Ep. 7 - Cancel Culture - Tool for Social Justice or Mob Intimidation?

    Ep. 7 - Cancel Culture - Tool for Social Justice or Mob Intimidation?

    Cancel culture is growing. More and more people are using social media platforms to withdraw support from celebrities, ordinary people, businesses and brands - this is known as 'cancelling'. Many celebrities have fallen victim to cancel culture: Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Hart to name a few. This powerful and influential form of calling out bad behaviour and enforcing social norms can be used as a valuable tool for social change,however, it can also be misused and people's lives can be ruined in an instant. Kess and Sam discuss the positives and negatives of cancel culture and the repercussions it can have on today's youth. 
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    • 29 min