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Are you a middle school teacher or parent who longs to connect with your teens on a deeper level? Yearns to be there for them in their life-is-too-big moments? Wants to share life lessons with them – without sounding like an afterschool special?
Then you’re in the right place! Join The Ish Girl (aka Amy Kelly) as she shares fresh ideas, strategies, and resources for connecting with teens.
From body image to bullying, academic pressure to addiction, Amy will give you the tools to broach a variety of hot topics, and lay a foundation of trust and communication with your teens.

In the Middle of It with Amy Kelly, The Ish Girl Amy Kelly: Passionate Mom, Avid Reader, Ish Girl

    • Education

Are you a middle school teacher or parent who longs to connect with your teens on a deeper level? Yearns to be there for them in their life-is-too-big moments? Wants to share life lessons with them – without sounding like an afterschool special?
Then you’re in the right place! Join The Ish Girl (aka Amy Kelly) as she shares fresh ideas, strategies, and resources for connecting with teens.
From body image to bullying, academic pressure to addiction, Amy will give you the tools to broach a variety of hot topics, and lay a foundation of trust and communication with your teens.

    What to Read Next with Your Teens: 25+ Suggestions from My Own TBR Stack

    What to Read Next with Your Teens: 25+ Suggestions from My Own TBR Stack

    Amy helps you prep your What to Read Next list before the holidays with these timely book suggestions. From sci-fi and fantasy to mystery and romance, there’s something on the list for you!

    • 24 min
    You Belong with Me: 6 Ways to Make Teens Feel Part of Something Bigger Than Themselves

    You Belong with Me: 6 Ways to Make Teens Feel Part of Something Bigger Than Themselves

    Amy talks about the importance of creating a place for your teens to belong, and 6 strategies to make it happen.

    • 29 min
    Arguments with Teens? How to Know What Matters - and What Doesn't

    Arguments with Teens? How to Know What Matters - and What Doesn't

    Amy talks about how to navigate the conflicts and arguments we have with our teens, from how to handle things in the moment, to what to focus on for the long-term.

    • 15 min
    Connection Questions - What to Ask Your Teens to Inspire Good Thinking

    Connection Questions - What to Ask Your Teens to Inspire Good Thinking

    Amy talks about the power of connection questions, and how to leverage them in your relationship with your teens.

    • 16 min
    Live Love to Give Love – 8 Keys to Inspire and Encourage Your Teens

    Live Love to Give Love – 8 Keys to Inspire and Encourage Your Teens

    Amy shares 8 action items to help parents and teachers inspire and encourage their teens to create change in the world.

    • 24 min
    Middle School Teachers MUST Connect with Their Students – Here are 5 Reasons Why

    Middle School Teachers MUST Connect with Their Students – Here are 5 Reasons Why

    Amy shares the importance of connection between middle school teachers and their students and highlights 5 main reasons why it's a MUST to be intentional in creating that connection.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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Such a treasure!

This podcast is amazing! Thank you for your parenting tips to this mama of teens! I wouldn’t know what to do without you!!

callsmith ,

Ish girl knows what it’s like to try to relate to teens

Amy has such an easy style and is very relatable. You can tell she loves parents and teens, having a heart for both.

I love that she has included teachers in her second season and addresses how important it is to be able to understand how to communicate with that part of our teen’s lives. Amy’s words of wisdom from her own experiences are spot on.

The movies/books episodes have the fun factor, and questions to help start conversations with our teens. Great Segway out of the electronics that are everywhere.

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