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Being a teenager has changed. A lot. There’s TikTok, vaping, d*ck pics, there are Snap maps, selfies and filters...and it's all a potential battlefield for parents where the stakes feel impossibly high. So welcome to some real parenting talk. As both clinicians and parents, Dr. Ginni Mansberg and clinical psychologist Jo Lamble know first-hand how challenging it can be to raise adolescents. This is why they're bringing their common-sense expertise to Mamamia’s Help! I Have A Teenager. Every week Dr. Ginni and Jo will be answering your questions, and you can submit them at podcast@mamamia.com.au 

Help! I Have A Teenager Mamamia

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.4 • 21 Ratings

Being a teenager has changed. A lot. There’s TikTok, vaping, d*ck pics, there are Snap maps, selfies and filters...and it's all a potential battlefield for parents where the stakes feel impossibly high. So welcome to some real parenting talk. As both clinicians and parents, Dr. Ginni Mansberg and clinical psychologist Jo Lamble know first-hand how challenging it can be to raise adolescents. This is why they're bringing their common-sense expertise to Mamamia’s Help! I Have A Teenager. Every week Dr. Ginni and Jo will be answering your questions, and you can submit them at podcast@mamamia.com.au 

    Taylor Swift Is Everywhere, Use It As An Opportunity To Bond

    Taylor Swift Is Everywhere, Use It As An Opportunity To Bond

    If your teenager is a fan of Taylor Swift, (a Swiftie) we think it might be time to embrace the craze!

    This episode Ginni and Jo dive into how to make the most of the Eras Tour hype. Whether you’re going, have already been or couldn’t snag tickets - turns out it can become a huge bonding experience between you and your teen.

    And, before your child heads off to their first festival or concert without you, it’s important to have a chat... But what do you even say without spooking the horse? Jo suggests some ways to talk to them about safety in a way they’ll understand and remember. 

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    Listen to our 100th episode: No, It’s Not Selfish To Make Yourself A Priority

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    Send us a question to be answered in the show! Email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au or call the podcast phone on 02 8999 9386.

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    CREDITS:

    Hosts: Dr Ginni Mansberg & Jo Lamble

    Find a copy of The New Teen Age here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-new-teen-age-ginni-mansberg/book/9781922351258.html 

    Producer: Tahli Blackman

    Audio Production: Thom Lion

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
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    No, It’s Not Selfish To Make Yourself A Priority

    No, It’s Not Selfish To Make Yourself A Priority

    We’re celebrating our 100th episode of Help! I Have A Teenager! As we mark this occasion, it’s a good opportunity to remember that we parents need some TLC too, just like our teens. So what can you do to self-care?

    Plus, Dr Ginni chimes in with some helpful advice on managing bedwetting in teens. There are actually a bunch of practical tricks to help them break that habit.

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    CREDITS:

    Hosts: Dr Ginni Mansberg & Jo Lamble

    Find a copy of The New Teen Age here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-new-teen-age-ginni-mansberg/book/9781922351258.html 

    Producer: Tahli Blackman

    Audio Production: Thom Lion

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
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    How To Talk To Your Teen About Their Sexuality

    How To Talk To Your Teen About Their Sexuality

    Do you remember going to school as a teenager and feeling the pressure of Valentine’s Day, stressing that no one would want to be your Valentine? Kids today feel that same pressure, so in this episode we share our tips on how to help them.

    Plus, how do you best support your teen if they’re questioning their sexuality? Our hosts have advice on how you can handle that conversation with care and create a safe environment.

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    CREDITS:

    Hosts: Dr Ginni Mansberg & Jo Lamble

    Find a copy of The New Teen Age here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-new-teen-age-ginni-mansberg/book/9781922351258.html 

    Producer: Tahli Blackman

    Audio Production: Thom Lion

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
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    ‘My Partner & I Have Polar Opposite Parenting Styles’

    ‘My Partner & I Have Polar Opposite Parenting Styles’

    What’s your parenting style—authoritarian, permissive, a mix of both or none of the above? Finding that sweet spot is a challenge, especially when you’re co-parenting teens with different approaches. Our experts have some advice on striking the right balance for your kids.

    And, we’re all noticing a heightened anxiety in today’s teens, which in some cases is leading to panic attacks. So what brings them on and how can we help? Jo explains the psychology and some different coping techniques that are easy to try at home or in public.

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    CREDITS:

    Hosts: Dr Ginni Mansberg & Jo Lamble

    Find a copy of The New Teen Age here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-new-teen-age-ginni-mansberg/book/9781922351258.html 

    Producer: Tahli Blackman

    Audio Production: Thom Lion

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
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    My Teen Got A Tattoo Without Permission. Now What?

    My Teen Got A Tattoo Without Permission. Now What?

    Our teenagers will make choices they might later regret, like… getting a tattoo. And for some parents, seeing their child come home with ink is their worst nightmare. Our resident parenting expert and Clinical Psychologist Jo Lamble has been there and shares how she wishes she would’ve reacted to help you.

    Plus, tracking technology has levelled up again—now you can even keep tabs on your teen’s driving speed. But, Dr Ginni Mansberg’s got some questions about the potential benefits and risks.

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    Got a question? We're listening! Send us a voice memo at podcast@mamamia.com.au or call the podcast phone on 02 8999 9386.

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    CREDITS:

    Hosts: Dr Ginni Mansberg & Jo Lamble

    Find a copy of The New Teen Age here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-new-teen-age-ginni-mansberg/book/9781922351258.html 

    Producer: Tahli Blackman

    Audio Production: Thom Lion

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe
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    Why Your Teens Gaming Isn’t All Bad

    Why Your Teens Gaming Isn’t All Bad

    Most teenagers are into gaming, it’s a way to escape, be creative and talk online with their friends. And while being cooped up in a dark room isn’t good for them, we explain why gaming actually can have benefits.

    And, should we be coaching our teenage girls to dress more conservatively in the era of crop tops and mini skirts? Jo says there’s a way to voice your concerns without sounding like an overly critical parent.

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    Got a question? We're listening! Send us a voice memo at podcast@mamamia.com.au or call the podcast phone on 02 8999 9386.

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    CREDITS:

    Hosts: Dr Ginni Mansberg & Jo Lamble

    Find a copy of The New Teen Age here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-new-teen-age-ginni-mansberg/book/9781922351258.html 

    Producer: Tahli Blackman

    Audio Production: Leah Porgess

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
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