Podcasts especially for parents of teenagers. Covering topics such as sex and relationships, the digital age, self-esteem and much more.
Who am I? - Raising Teens Episode 9
Identity is that knowledge of who we are. The development of a confident and stable sense of self begins during the teenage years. This can result in many teens becoming extremely self-conscious about themselves and the way others see them, resulting in a self-discovery and experimental stage. A positive teen self-identity is vital because it shapes perception of belonging not just for the teen years but most of adult life. Join Rob Parsons, Katharine Hill, Kate Middleton and Jane Smith as they explore how to give positive reinforcements to help our teens develop a strong sense of identity.
Sexting, Safety and Smart Phones! - Raising Teens Episode 8
How many teens are sexting? The answer may surprise you. One in seven teens report that they are sending sexts, and one in four are receiving sexts, according to a study of over 110,000 teens from around the world (JAMA Pediatrics) According to these findings, it's apparent that we all need to take a role in educating our teens about the negative consequences of sexting. Join with the conversation as Rob Parsons, Sarah Long and Jason Royce consider this growing problematic issue.
Teenage Fashion Statements - Raising Teens Episode 7
How do we handle conflicts over clothes and fashion with our teens. It can become a real battleground when they insist on wearing outfits that we see as inappropriate, immodest and revealing. Join Rob Parsons, Katharine Hill and Sarah Long as they deliberate this hot topic!
It’s not my fault! - Raising Teens Episode 6
According to experts, the adolescent brain is not fully developed until around mid 20’s… which can result, in what we parents see as… irresponsible teenage behaviour. Join Rob Parsons, Cathy Madavan and Philip Jinadu as they exchange ideas and experiences on rising their teens around this tricky problem.
Navigating Screen Time - Raising Teens Episode 5
As our children reach teenage years, too much screen time may interfere with other activities such as being physically active, doing homework, playing with friends, and spending time with family. Join Katherine Hill, Rob Parsons and Philip Jinadu As they help to navigate the challenge of screen time.
Exploring Self-harming - Raising Teens Episode 4
One in ten young people self-harm in the UK today. There still remains a stigma around self-harm and it can be isolating, not only for the young person but also for the parent or carer. Join Rob Parsons, Jason Royce and Sarah Long as they explore this emotional topic.
Useful websites - Selfharm.co.uk | Children1st.org.uk/selfharm | Selfharm Young Minds | Self-harm NSPCC