153 episodes

A father and daughter discussion about the everyday struggles of teens in today's high tech, high pressure world and the parents who are helping them cope with it. We have honest discussions about everything from the mundane to the life changing and we try to sort through the issues together in as painless a manner as possible.

Insights Into Teens Madison and Joseph Whalen

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A father and daughter discussion about the everyday struggles of teens in today's high tech, high pressure world and the parents who are helping them cope with it. We have honest discussions about everything from the mundane to the life changing and we try to sort through the issues together in as painless a manner as possible.

    Insights Into Teens: Episode 150 "People Say the Strangest Things"

    Insights Into Teens: Episode 150 "People Say the Strangest Things"

    The English language is a funny thing.  While words and phrases can have different meanings in different cultures, there are other things that might affect the meaning or even the relevance of a word or phrase. 
    Sometimes the things that once had meaning in the past are no longer relevant because of changes in society. This can sometimes conjure misconceptions and misunderstandings. Other times a phrase changes so much that the true meaning of it is lost. 
    While still other phrases are often misheard, misunderstood or just murder the English language kind of like when you hear the wrong lyrics of a song (which may well become a podcast in the future for us.) 

    On today’s episode of Insights Into Teens we’re going to take a look at a few of the phrases that stand out to us.  We’ll shed some light on them, alleviate some misconceptions and maybe even entertain you along the way.

    • 49 min
    Insights Into Teens: Episode 149 "Teens and Competition"

    Insights Into Teens: Episode 149 "Teens and Competition"

    Competition is part of human nature. There is competition in getting jobs, sports, video games, politics, and in pretty much every activity in between. Sometimes it can seem like this much competition is bad, but there are also good benefits of competition as long as it is done in the right way. Today on Insights Into Teens we’ll take a look at the pro’s and con’s of competition and how to make the most from competitive activities.

    • 48 min
    Insights Into Teens: Episode 148 "Mental Health Stigma and Teens"

    Insights Into Teens: Episode 148 "Mental Health Stigma and Teens"

    Many of our podcasts often conclude with the suggestion to seek professional help if the techniques we discuss on the show aren’t effective for you. The actual act of getting that level of help can in itself be a challenge.  There has long been a stigma surrounding mental health, both in teens and adults. Thankfully that has gotten significantly better over the years, but taking that first step to seek help is challenging and that’s what we’ll be discussing on this week’s episode of Insights Into Teens.

    • 49 min
    Insights Into Teens: Episode 147 "Dealing with Failure"

    Insights Into Teens: Episode 147 "Dealing with Failure"

    Popular culture has left us with the idea that “failure is not an option”. While no one likes to fail, the reality of the situation is failure happens. On this episode of Insights Into Teens we’re going to talk about what failure is and how to turn failures into positive and constructive experiences.

    • 49 min
    Insights Into Teens: Episode 146 "Loneliness and Social Isolation"

    Insights Into Teens: Episode 146 "Loneliness and Social Isolation"

    For many teens their social world is everything to them.  Who they hang out with, the kids they relate to, and the extracurricular activities they participate in all help the teenager to define a sense of self. 
    Loneliness and social isolation are real issues for teens even without having to live through a pandemic. But add the required isolation associated with a pandemic on top of the normal sense of loneliness teens can feel and it quickly becomes overwhelming. 
    In today’s episode of Insights Into Teens we’re going to take a look at what causes loneliness and social isolation, the physical and mental health impacts on our teens and techniques to help combat these issues.

    • 45 min
    Insights Into Teens: Episode 145 "Body Insecurities"

    Insights Into Teens: Episode 145 "Body Insecurities"

    Teenagers often face significant pressure to meet strict, unrealistic and harmful ideals around beauty, weight, and shape. The quest for a "perfect" body or appearance can take a heavy toll on a teenager's confidence as well as their physical and mental health. In today’s episode of Insights Into Teens we’ll talk about what you can do to help your child develop and maintain a healthy body image and self-esteem.

    • 46 min

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