Plugged In is a monthly podcast offering personal and professional insights from guests with hands-on involvement in the life of adolescents and expertise in education and related fields. Our goal is to partner with parents and adults involved in the formation of young men and women by inviting them to tune into ongoing and engaging conversations that offer insight into the lives, habits, culture, gifts, and challenges of the current generation of adolescents. We hope these insights will enable all of us to raise young men and women of deep faith, sound intellect, and exceptional character.
Connecting Parents to Teens and One Another with Cara Morales
Is it too late to connect with my high school teen? Not according to licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Cara Morales! During the challenging adolescent years, communication can get stifled or even conflicted. Cara shares tips for overcoming common obstacles parents face and explains why strong relationships are the key to our children's success — and to our sanity.
Broken Mary with Kevin Matthews
One of the nation's most listened-to and award-winning radio hosts Kevin Matthews shares about the seemingly random encounter that changed the trajectory of his career from popular entertainer to ambassador of Christian hope and love. Hear about his amazing journey with Broken Mary.
Racism in America with Damon Owens
Is there racism in America? Do we need sweeping law enforcement reform? Catholic lay leader Damon Owens shares his thoughts on race, injustice, the current political unrest, and the proper Catholic response.
Pandemic Parenting with Dr. Leonard Sax
Can we really say how the pandemic is affecting our kids? According to recent studies, we can. Join doctor, speaker, author, and scholar, Dr. Leonard Sax, as he discusses the affects of the pandemic on our teens and how parenting with wisdom and intention is crucial for moving them through this time with positive outcomes.
Pivoting Your Parenting: How to Stay Sane in a Quarantine
Week nine of the shelter-in-place has almost everyone on edge. What seemed like a dream come true to teenagers has become more like an unbearably monotonous version of Groundhog Day. High school students are now reporting a host of conflicting reactions to being isolated from their normal outlets for support. How can parents deal and manage their own work-from-home schedule simultaneously? JSerra counselors Olivia Huie and Cara Morales offer sound and timely advice for working moms and dads with kids.
Sports Reveal Your Teen's Character
Do good guys and girls always finish last? Not according to JSerra Athletic Director Chris Ledyard. Chris shares with parents the secrets of raising great kids through the medium of sports and shares his strategy for teaching young people how to achieve excellence in mind, heart, and spirit without sacrificing excellence on the field.
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How blessed are we to have such a great AD!!!!
Wow. What an fabulous new resource. I've attended several coffees by Dr. Courtney Hawkins and am always blown away. She's that good.
Great 25 minute discussion between Pat Reidy and Courtney. Some good suggestions for being fully present with our kids, those dreaded smartphones and the importance of loving our teens for who they are, not what they are producing.
When we joined JSerra last fall, they talked about the importance of family dinners. Schedules get busy, but we faithfully have breakfast every weekend as a family. We enjoy sitting around the table talking and laughing. Super way to start the week.