30 episodes

The #Adulting podcast that promises to make you smarter, richer, healthier, and happier. Hosted by Ph.D. psychologist Erick Lauber, a father of 3 twenty-somethings, and a college professor for more than 25 years, the show tackles the real problems of young adults in their late teens to early twenties. From the every day to the life-changing, listeners will hear honest talk, some funny stories, and solutions to the weird, stupid, scary, and hard problems in their life.

Growing Up Sucks! Podcast Erick Lauber

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 6 Ratings

The #Adulting podcast that promises to make you smarter, richer, healthier, and happier. Hosted by Ph.D. psychologist Erick Lauber, a father of 3 twenty-somethings, and a college professor for more than 25 years, the show tackles the real problems of young adults in their late teens to early twenties. From the every day to the life-changing, listeners will hear honest talk, some funny stories, and solutions to the weird, stupid, scary, and hard problems in their life.

    The Top 5 Job Search Tips for Recent Graduates – GUS Ep. 29

    The Top 5 Job Search Tips for Recent Graduates – GUS Ep. 29

    Everyone gets anxious when it's time to graduate and find a job. Luckily, we have Kelsey Thompson on the podcast to help Heather in her job search. Listen in as we cover the top five things you can do to get employed in your field.

    • 32 min
    One recent grad’s top 5 pieces of advice for incoming college students – GUS Ep. 28

    One recent grad’s top 5 pieces of advice for incoming college students – GUS Ep. 28

    What are the top five pieces of advice you'd give a brand new college student? Heather shares her answers. I think they are definitely good ones. But I wouldn't have thought to start with one that so clearly hits your wallet.

    • 29 min
    Losing a best friend and speaking up to a new friend – GUS Ep. 27

    Losing a best friend and speaking up to a new friend – GUS Ep. 27

    How do you get over losing your best friend? What happens when, a long time later, one of you reaches out? Can we reframe what happened in the past? Also, are we really making the right attributions when we speculate on the causes of our friends' actions? And what should we do when we speak up and our friend doesn't react well? Finally, what should we do going forward?

    • 34 min
    Let’s talk money and all the things you should hear in your twenties – GUS Ep. 26

    Let’s talk money and all the things you should hear in your twenties – GUS Ep. 26

    Heather worked for two years and then went to college. It taught her to budget her money carefully and to only spend money that she actually had in her pocket. Importantly, no credit cards. She's now ready to learn the next stages of budgeting and building wealth. Listen in as we have a wide-ranging conversation from buying a house to insurance, from the true cost of college to living wills, etc...

    • 30 min
    How do you not overload yourself? How do you stop proving yourself? How do you quit something? – GUS Ep. 25

    How do you not overload yourself? How do you stop proving yourself? How do you quit something? – GUS Ep. 25

    Some people take on too much. And they only notice it when things have already gotten too stressful or deadlines are missed. We discuss noticing your own behavior and watching how you react to things. These are great indicators of how you are doing. But at the core of the problem might be "Why are you always trying to prove yourself?" Can you accept that you are already good enough? You don't need to prove yourself forever. And can you quit an activity when it is the right thing to do?

    • 24 min
    It’s “exceptionalities”, not “disabilities” – and other great things we can learn from an amazing young woman who is helping others every single day – GUS Ep. 24

    It’s “exceptionalities”, not “disabilities” – and other great things we can learn from an amazing young woman who is helping others every single day – GUS Ep. 24

    Emily is giving herself to her students before, during, and after class. And she's studying for her Master's. Hopefully a Ph.D. someday, so she can help even more. But her struggles are real and sometimes painful. Among her many medical issues, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome creates perhaps the greatest challenge. Listen in as she educates all of us about how powerful a person can be.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

*Sesnah* ,

Binge-Worthy!

The title of this show belies just how much optimism the host and his guests bring to the very tough and important topics they address. The discussions are insightful and provide advice (from multiple perspectives) that can assist young adults and their parents, alike, as they navigate the strains and challenges of "adulting." A very refreshing, personal, and informative show! Keep the episodes coming!

brjonesIUP ,

Professor

These play as authentic and well informed interviews between the highly qualified Lauber and guest young persons in the midst of “adulting.” Lauber deftly guides the conversations toward his informative guidance. If it wasn’t so “produced” you’d believe that you’re listening in on a professor’s conversation with a former student after they graduated and had returned for some advice. And that’s probably the case. It’s easy to listen to these life lessons. They may seem a little long if you’re more “Headline News” than “National Public Radio.” The benefit is that they have some depth and nuance. Maybe you can listen in while doing something else on your laptop…uh, or maybe that’s a lesson for a future GUS.

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