6 episodes

I’m Mary Laura Hunt, a normal teenager. I’ve struggled with self confidence and self-doubt comparing myself to social media “ideals”. As the first generation coming of age with social media at our fingertips, there really aren’t guide books for how we’re supposed to manage all of this.

I’m not an expert, but in this podcast, we’ll talk to them about real issues faced by real people, like you, like me!

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Keeping It Real with Mary Laura Hunt Mary Laura Hunt

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 9 Ratings

I’m Mary Laura Hunt, a normal teenager. I’ve struggled with self confidence and self-doubt comparing myself to social media “ideals”. As the first generation coming of age with social media at our fingertips, there really aren’t guide books for how we’re supposed to manage all of this.

I’m not an expert, but in this podcast, we’ll talk to them about real issues faced by real people, like you, like me!

Subscribe where ever you listen to podcasts, to make sure you get every episode.

    Diet, Nutrition and Social Media: Dietitians Rachel Hanes and Valerie Costanza

    Diet, Nutrition and Social Media: Dietitians Rachel Hanes and Valerie Costanza

    Rachel Hanes and Valerie Costanza, registered dietitians, join us on this episode of the Keep It Real Movement to discuss the way social media affects our outlook on diet and nutrition, as well as some good practices to keep our health consistent no matter the trends.
    Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts & stay tuned for new episodes covering a range of topics affecting teens, tweens, young adults & their families. We’re just keeping it real!

    • 58 min
    Education and Social Media: Teachers Jamie Gressett and Heather Reeder

    Education and Social Media: Teachers Jamie Gressett and Heather Reeder

    Jamie Gressett and Heather Reeder, Lincoln Parish School Teachers, join us on this episode of the Keep It Real Movement to discuss the way social media and smart phones have affected their classrooms and students, and how they navigate these questions in their own families.
    Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts & stay tuned for new episodes covering a range of topics affecting teens, tweens, young adults & their families. We’re just keeping it real!

    • 1 hr
    Mental Health and Social Media: Director of Counseling Services at Louisiana Tech, Ashley Owen

    Mental Health and Social Media: Director of Counseling Services at Louisiana Tech, Ashley Owen

    Ashley Owen, Director of Counseling Services at Louisiana Tech joins us on this episode of the Keep It Real Movement to discuss the way our mental health is affected by social media, and how we as young people or parents can best navigate these experiences. We talk about self-image, comparison, anxiety and more.
    How can we use social media without falling into cycles of negative feelings and behavior?
    If you or someone could use help or is having suicidal thoughts, https://988lifeline.org/ is available nationwide.
    Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts & stay tuned for new episodes covering a range of topics affecting teens, tweens, young adults & their families. We’re just keeping it real!

    • 35 min
    Sex and Social Media with Lindsey Crawford of Freedom13 Ministries

    Sex and Social Media with Lindsey Crawford of Freedom13 Ministries

    Lindsey Crawford, Director and founder of Freedom 13 Ministries join us on this episode of the Keep It Real Movement to discuss some tough topics, but topics that parents and teens MUST discuss in a social media age. We'll talk about sex and sex trafficking, the comparison mindset that social media creates and how parents and teens can work together to build healthy relationships with ourselves, each other and our smartphones themselves.
    How can we recognize grooming or predatory behavior? How can help ourselves overcome peer pressure to see and do things online that we don't actually want?
    If you or someone could use help from Lindsey and her ministry, or if you want to get involved, visit freedom13ministries.com
    You can also find them on Insta and FB @Freedom13Ministries.
    Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts & stay tuned for new episodes covering a range of topics affecting teens, tweens, young adults & their families. We’re just keeping it real!

    • 33 min
    Crime and Social Media with Lincoln Parish Sheriff Stephen Williams and Sergeant Matt Henderson

    Crime and Social Media with Lincoln Parish Sheriff Stephen Williams and Sergeant Matt Henderson

    Lincoln Parish Sheriff, Steven Williams and a Sergeant in the Criminal Investigation Division, Matt Henderson are the guest experts on this episode of the Keep It Real Movement to discuss how social media and smartphones have impacted their lives and careers as law enforcement officials.
    What dangers do people overlook on social media and how can we recognize signs of negative behavior like grooming?
    Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts & stay tuned for new episodes covering a range of topics affecting teens, tweens, young adults & their families. We’re just keeping it real!

    • 26 min
    Who is Mary Laura Hunt?

    Who is Mary Laura Hunt?

    Mary Laura Hunt is the voice behind the Keep It Real Movement, and the actual host of this podcast, but for this debut episode, podcaster and producer, Joel Sharpton hosts a conversation about Mary Laura herself!
    Why is Mary Laura so passionate about the possibilities and problems of social media and educating teens like her (and their parents) about how to not just survive but thrive in this digital world.
    Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts & stay tuned for new episodes covering a range of topics affecting teens, tweens, young adults & their families. We’re just keeping it real!

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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