9 episodes

LISTEN MORE ....to your teens on their way to adulthood.An amateur philosopher/mom and a world-renowned adolescent psychologist talk together about how and why our teens are so stressed, what thousands of years of wisdom have taught us about the essential building blocks for creating a good life and what parents might do to encourage a genuine and optimistic path towards adulthood.

Listen More Nina Korelitz Matza and Dr. Anne Marie Albano

    • Kids & Family
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LISTEN MORE ....to your teens on their way to adulthood.An amateur philosopher/mom and a world-renowned adolescent psychologist talk together about how and why our teens are so stressed, what thousands of years of wisdom have taught us about the essential building blocks for creating a good life and what parents might do to encourage a genuine and optimistic path towards adulthood.

    Epsiode 7-MATURITY-A conversation with a group of 20-somethings about how today’s college students self-discover during their time on campus and what they wish they had known in Middle School.

    Epsiode 7-MATURITY-A conversation with a group of 20-somethings about how today’s college students self-discover during their time on campus and what they wish they had known in Middle School.

    Meet Jesse, Lexa, Amani and Cherie. One about to graduate college, one with two years left to go-due to two separate gap years-one who left college after her first year and one who has been out of college for a few years.We had a fascinating conversation. Here are some the key takeaways:Success seems to be defined only by how much esteem, recognition and money you will have in your chosen profession.The only definition of success that has ever really been presented to us in the academic world...

    • 39 min
    Episode 6-ANTICIPATION-a conversation with four high school seniors about how they see their path forward, why that road causes so much stress and how they rely on each other to maintain their sense of what’s really important.

    Episode 6-ANTICIPATION-a conversation with four high school seniors about how they see their path forward, why that road causes so much stress and how they rely on each other to maintain their sense of what’s really important.

    Meet Felicia, Caroline, Chris and Daniella-four High School seniors (when I spoke with them last Spring). They all went to the same magnet school in suburban New Jersey.Here are some of the questions I asked them:How do you define success and where did that definition come from?How’s your relationship with your phone?What was the college application process like for you?Are you able to talk about mental/emotional health with your parentsWhat would you say, in retrospect, to your middle school...

    • 34 min
    Episode 5-EXPLORATION-One on one conversations with High School students.

    Episode 5-EXPLORATION-One on one conversations with High School students.

    Meet Lauren, Luca and Anna: One High School Sophomore, One High School Junior and one College Freshman.All from different parts of the country.All trying to find that balance between being a high-achieving student and taking time to enjoy life and get to know themselves.I talked with these kids about how they define success and how society has defined success FOR them-and whether or not the two go together. These definitions-and the inherent anxieties that accompany them-seem to be hand...

    • 36 min
    Episode 4B CHALLENGES-A continued conversation with Bryan Doerries about how letting our kids struggle with difficult choices and hard situations is the best gift we can give them on the road to a fulfilling adulthood.

    Episode 4B CHALLENGES-A continued conversation with Bryan Doerries about how letting our kids struggle with difficult choices and hard situations is the best gift we can give them on the road to a fulfilling adulthood.

    The Greeks understood that there is a lot to be gained from sharing stories of your own struggles and pain with other people. Young people need to be taught that this is part of the human experience, that this is normal-and even healthy. Parents and academic institutions need to create environments where negative and contrary thoughts are permitted. Without these, how will our kids learn to examine their attitudes and beliefs and ultimately develop their own individual value systems-which wil...

    • 35 min
    Episode 4A-STRUGGLE-A conversation with Bryan Doerries of Theater of War productions about how the ancient Greeks prepared adolescents for adult life and why we should be doing the same.

    Episode 4A-STRUGGLE-A conversation with Bryan Doerries of Theater of War productions about how the ancient Greeks prepared adolescents for adult life and why we should be doing the same.

    The Greeks understood that adolescence is a time of infinite possibility. Does our current narrow definition of achievement truly enable our kids to access that wide variety of opportunities? Our guest is Bryan Doerries, founding and artistic director of Theater of War. Bryan explains how the Greeks trained their young people for the vicissitudes of life and empowered them to express themselves. And while they trained their youth for participation in either the military and/or civic affa...

    • 49 min
    Epsiode 3-ANXIETY-How today’s culture is fueling our kids’ anxiety and depression and what we can do to ease the pressure.

    Epsiode 3-ANXIETY-How today’s culture is fueling our kids’ anxiety and depression and what we can do to ease the pressure.

    One third of our teens and emerging adults are struggling with anxiety-and less than 50% of those kids get any kind of mental health treatment or guidance.Today we speak with John MacPhee, the Executive director and CEO of The Jed Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that has been in existence for 20 years, working to strengthen the emotional health of teens and young adults. John gives us an overview of the many factors affecting this rise, including:-a constant influx...

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

Footballfan9087542 ,

So insightful

The conversation was eye- opening; the Greek tragedy lessons combined with Nina’s CBT expertise really helped to highlight what teens need now (and have always needed) to build resilience and create their own values.

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