24 episodes

A short-form podcast for anyone raising a teenager from the team at Teen Brain Trust, a community of mental health experts, educators, and parents. Topics focus on demystifying adolescence, building a better relationship with your teenager, and raising the next generation of changemakers.

HopePunk Parenting Teen Brain Trust

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

A short-form podcast for anyone raising a teenager from the team at Teen Brain Trust, a community of mental health experts, educators, and parents. Topics focus on demystifying adolescence, building a better relationship with your teenager, and raising the next generation of changemakers.

    Two Teens on the College Application Process: Part 4 - The Big Decision

    Two Teens on the College Application Process: Part 4 - The Big Decision

    Samantha and Kyla are back for the final episode in our series following their college application and admissions journey! The results are in (for the most part) and they each made a decision where they’ll start college this fall. We get into the rollercoaster of emotions, how they made the decision, and of course, we share instantly applicable information and tips for parents and their teens who are considering college. 

    Listen to Part 1 - Starting the College Application Process: https://pod.link/1610561919/episode/6653c224e72230794ccf6be1e07bde78 

    Part 2 - Early Decision: https://pod.link/1610561919/episode/16bc6a82a95672c6310e0c157ae7151c 

    Part 3 - Applications Are In: https://pod.link/1610561919/episode/2b094dadc2f72dad5f1680ccbae305bd 

    And if you’re worried your kid won’t make it on their own, download our free guide, A Guide to Helping Your Teen (or Young Adult) Leave Home with Confidence.

    • 40 min
    A Student Athlete Reflects on Her First Year of College

    A Student Athlete Reflects on Her First Year of College

    Parents with teens heading off to college in the fall: this episode is for you. Host Mya Dunlop chats with Joline, a student athlete who's finishing up her freshman year. She reflects on the stress and excitement of starting college, from the challenge of making friends to balancing school and training. Of course, they dive into how parents and teens can stay connected and how we can help our kid leave the the nest with confidence... But wait, we have even more more free resources!

    Download our free cheat sheet, A Guide to Helping Your Teen (or Young Adult) Leave Home with Confidence here: https://teenbraintrust.com/helpyourteenleavehome/ 

    Listen to Part 1 of our series that follows two teens as they undergo the college application process: https://pod.link/1610561919/episode/6653c224e72230794ccf6be1e07bde78 

    Listen to Part 2, Two Teens on the College Application Process: Part 2 - Early Decision: https://pod.link/1610561919/episode/16bc6a82a95672c6310e0c157ae7151c

    Listen to Part 3, Two Teens on the College Application Process: Part 3 - Applications Are IN: https://pod.link/1610561919/episode/2b094dadc2f72dad5f1680ccbae305bd 

    Part 4 is coming soon, so stay tuned.  

    • 25 min
    The Baby-to-Teen Continuum with Barb Buckner Suárez

    The Baby-to-Teen Continuum with Barb Buckner Suárez

    This longer-than usual conversation with parenthood guide and mom of four Barb Buckner Suárez is a must-listen for both new parents and those of us raising teens! Host Mya and Barb get into matrescence, co-regulation and dis-regulation, and how navigating adolescence doesn't get easier with each kid. Visit Barb's site here: https://bbsuarez.com/ and follow her on Instagram here too @bbucknersuarez

    Tap into Teen Brain Trust's resources that support parents of teens here: https://teenbraintrust.com/ 

    • 33 min
    Two Teens on the College Application Process: Part 3 - Applications Are IN!

    Two Teens on the College Application Process: Part 3 - Applications Are IN!

    Samantha and Kyla have submitted their college applications! Listen to the third in our series as we talk with the two high schoolers about their college application journey, the pressure to apply to Ivy League schools, anticipation, relief, and much more.

    Listen to Part 1 "Starting the College Application Process" here on your preferred platform: https://pod.link/1610561919/episode/6653c224e72230794ccf6be1e07bde78

    Listen to Part 2 "Early Decision": here: https://pod.link/1610561919/episode/16bc6a82a95672c6310e0c157ae7151c 

    As always, visit www.teenbraintrust.com for more (free) resources. 

    • 26 min
    How to Make Worry Work with Dr. Dana Dorfman

    How to Make Worry Work with Dr. Dana Dorfman

    Dr. Dana Dorfman returns to talk about her new book, When Worry Works: How to Harness Your Parenting Stress And Guide Your Teen to Success, and how in this age of achievement culture and rising teen anxiety, parents can take their own unique parenting anxiety patterns and use them to their advantage—and their teen’s advantage.

    Listeners, as promised: get 30% off the book when you pre-order from the publisher. Go here and use code WWWSM23 a checkout before Sunday, Feb. 12th at midnight. (The book is also available wherever you buy books.) 

    Go here to take her free, 16-question quiz, What's Your Parent Anxiety Reaction Type? All answers are confidential. 

    And make sure you check out our 4-part series with Dana from last summer about the teen mental health crisis. Every parent needs to listen. 

    • 16 min
    The Science of Wonder with Jeffrey Davis

    The Science of Wonder with Jeffrey Davis

    This episode's longer than usual because there's so much good stuff in it! Host and Teen Brain Trust co-founder Mya Dunlop talks with Jeffrey Davis, author, Tracking Wonder founder, and "Chief Wonder Maker" about the science of wonder. Listen as they unpack how important hope, optimism, and emotional resilience are to our teens' long-term success and fulfillment and what parents can do foster wonder.

    The resources mentioned in the podcast:


    Teen Brain Trust's blog on Tracking Wonder, How Optimism in Teens Leads to Success
    Teen Brain Trust's short, go-at-your-own-pace, audio masterclass, The Path to Independence: Unlocking Teen Motivation and Healthy Habits
    Tracking Wonder's bonus resources 

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

DAFtwins ,

Love this latest episode!

As a mom of teens going through the college process this last episode was very timely. It’s so nice to hear the perspective of students going through it and thriving. Your podcasts have really helped to understand how teens see the world and perhaps, more importantly, reminded me that I too once had a teen brain. I have learned not to take everything personally!

PSN72 ,

Perfect!!!

I love this 3 part podcast on the college process. We are starting it now so thank you for tips.

lbi1969 ,

So helpful!!

I have found myself relying on many of the pieces of wisdom shared in this podcast!! Love that it is short and sweet! Thank you!!

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