Insights Into Teens

Insights Into Teens
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?

86 “Q&A Series: Philosophy, Politics and Stuff”
Oct 19 • 58 min
A teen’s perspective on deep questions about philosophy, politics and more
85 “Running for President”
Oct 12 • 63 min
What is required to run for president, how does it work, why do people do it and what are the downsides?
84 “Q&A Series: Money, Family and Education”
Oct 5 • 55 min
Another Q&A session to get to know how Madison thinks and get the perspective of a typical 13 year old
83 “Self-Esteem Revisited”
Sep 28 • 47 min
We revisit Self-esteem and go deeper into the concepts and philosophy of the Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
82 “Teens and Trust”
Sep 21 • 57 min
Why is trust important? What are the benefits from it? What are the biggest pitfalls to avoid when it comes to trust?
81 “Getting To Know You Part 3”
Sep 14 • 53 min
Just when you think you know everything, you find you can still be surprised by the answers.
80 “Braces Revisited”
Sep 7 • 52 min
Madison revisits an original topic from one of earliest episodes and gives some advice to those going through the same process.
79 “Back to Remote Schooling”
Aug 31 • 59 min
What will school look like this year? How can I keep my children safe? When will it end?
78 “Summer in Quarantine”
Aug 24 • 54 min
What do you do in the summer than you can’t do anything? Check out this week’s podcast for the answers.
77 “Burnout”
Aug 17 • 58 min
How to recognize the signs of burn out and what to do if you’re experiencing burn out yourself.
76 “Relationships”
Aug 10 • 51 min
A candid talk about relationships and how to avoid toxic relationships
75 “Personal Freedom”
Aug 3 • 36 min
Why teens need personal freedom, and how too much or too little personal freedom could be problematic.
74 “Family Problems”
Jul 20 • 57 min
How do family problems effect teens and how can we help our teenagers cope with those issues?
73 “Q&A Series: Friends and Family”
Jul 13 • 50 min
Questions and Answers about friends, family and parents…
72 “Teens and Religion”
Jul 6 • 62 min
How important is religion to people and what benefits does it offer?
71 “Q&A Series: Existential and Philosophical Questions”
Jun 22 • 49 min
Get a unique look inside the mind of the average teen with some of our more thought provoking questions yet!
70 “School Refusal”
Jun 15 • 46 min
What is School Refusal? What are the warning signs? How can we help teens experiencing School Refusal?
69 “Q&A Series: School, Interests and Activities”
Jun 8 • 42 min
Highlights of school, what interests Madison enjoys and a back and forth with questions from the chat room
68 “Making the Grade during COVID-19”
Jun 1 • 49 min
How COVID-19 is affecting our teens school, and how we can help them achieve excellence
67 “Balancing Emotions”
May 25 • 61 min
Learn to balance your emotions and reduce stress, depression, anxiety and much more…
66 “Q&A Series: Emotions, Dreams and Life Events”
May 18 • 55 min
Another Q&A Series where we’ll dig deeper into emotions, dreams and life events
65 “Food and Cooking”
May 11 • 57 min
Food and cook for teens goes beyond nutrition, there are real self help benefits and growth opportunities
64 “Q&A Series: Food, Possessions and Money”
May 4 • 33 min
Another Q&A session to give us some insight into teens on food, possessions and money
63 “Future Goals”
Apr 27 • 47 min
What are some common goals of teens, and how can we as mentors and guardians help them achieve them?
62 “Q&A Series: Personality and Future Goals”
Apr 20 • 50 min
The first in our Q&A series of interview style podcasts to get back to our roots and hear to perspectives, opinions and insights of teens.
61 “Artistic Expression”
Apr 13 • 63 min
Exploring the importance of artistic expression and the skills and benefit gained by art.
60 “Grandparents”
Apr 6 • 28 min
Let’s talk about how important grandparents are to us and our children
59 “A Tribute to Dorian”
Mar 30 • 56 min
Michelle Whalen joins us as we pay tribute to a beloved member of the family
58 “Current Events: Coronavirus”
Mar 23 • 46 min
What is Coronavirus and how are you coping with the restrictions we’re all living under?
57 “Academic Expectations”
Mar 9 • 51 min
Academic Expectations are more than just getting good grades and memorizing textbooks, it’s about growing into a productive adult.
56 “Motivation and Inspiration”
Mar 9 • 48 min
What is motivation? What is inspiration? What’s the difference and how can you help your teen with both?
55 “Peer Acceptance”
Mar 2 • 33 min
What is peer acceptance and why is it so important to a developing adolescent?
54 “Cheating in School”
Feb 24 • 51 min
A look at cheating in school. How do kids cheat? Why do they cheat? What consequences to they face?
53 “Problem Solving Skills”
Feb 17 • 46 min
What are problem solving skills and how can they make the difference between success and failure?
52 “Financial Responsibility”
Feb 10 • 78 min
This week we are talking about what it means to be financially responsible, how to save money and how to start thinking about money management even in your teens. We’re joined by Dan Fooks of who started his financial adventures at…
51 “Injuries and Illnesses”
Feb 3 • 56 min
Common illnesses and injuries teens face and how Madison has dealt with them over the past.
50 “Siblings”
Jan 27 • 37 min
Madison gets to know her brother a bit better in an attempt to rekindle their brother/sister relationship
49 “Defiant Behavior”
Jan 20 • 58 min
What is defiant behavior? Is it a medical condition? How do you help teens (and parents) cope with it?
48 “Going off Script”
Jan 13 • 47 min
How to deal with having a bad week
47 “Vacation Recap”
Jan 6 • 66 min
Roadtrips, Disney Resorts and what to do at Galaxy’s Edge
46 “Santa Claus”
Dec 16, 2019 • 53 min
Who is Santa Claus? Is Santa Claus real? Do you believe in Santa? Let’s explore these and other holiday questions.
45 “Eating Disorders”
Dec 9, 2019 • 37 min
A deeper dive into eating disorders and how to eat healthy.
44 “Body Image”
Dec 1, 2019 • 58 min
What is body image and why is it so important?
43 “Fall/Winter Activities”
Nov 25, 2019 • 61 min
Fun and educational activities to do in the fall and winter season
42 “Respect”
Nov 18, 2019 • 52 min
What is respect? Why is it important? How can we teach our children to build a culture of respect?
41 “Screen Violence”
Nov 11, 2019 • 50 min
What effect if any does screen violence have on our youth and how to prepare our children to handle the unavoidable aspects of it
40 “Mother/Daughter Q&A”
Nov 4, 2019 • 75 min
A look at Madison through a mother’s eyes
39 “Leadership”
Oct 28, 2019 • 47 min
What is a leader? How do you become a leader? How can we teach our kids to lead?
38 “Grief and Loss”
Oct 21, 2019 • 57 min
A discussion about how we handle grief and loss
37 “Diversity and Discrimination”
Oct 14, 2019 • 66 min
Diversity and Discrimination: Celebrate the first and conquer the second
36 “Self Improvement”
Oct 7, 2019 • 60 min
What is self improvement? Why is it important? How do I go about? All those answers and more…
35 “Responsibilities”
Sep 30, 2019 • 56 min
Why responsibilities are important, what teens are responsible for and how to manage those responsibilities
34 “Gender Identity”
Sep 23, 2019 • 86 min
What is gender identity? Why is it important to know about it? And how can we help promote a more accepting society towards non-traditional gender identities?
33 “Time Management”
Sep 16, 2019 • 37 min
How to use time management to be more efficient, more effective and less stressful
32 “Back to School Stress”
Sep 9, 2019 • 36 min
What’s stressful about Back to School and how best to deal with that stress
31 “Getting to Know You Part 2”
Sep 2, 2019 • 48 min
We conclude our two part Q&A sessions with insights into relationships, the future, family and personal values
30 “Getting to Know You Part 1”
Aug 26, 2019 • 39 min
Forty questions on Personal interests, School experiences and social standards and observations
29 “Resilience”
Aug 19, 2019 • 44 min
What is resilience, how do you develop it and how can it help you conquer life’s challenges?
28 “Dealing with Life’s Changes”
Aug 12, 2019 • 51 min
Preparing for the changes to come and how to help our teens deal with them
27 “Active Shooter Awareness”
Aug 5, 2019 • 53 min
What are active shooters, what to do in an active shooter situation and how to prepare before hand so you’re ready to respond
26 “Peer Pressure”
Jul 29, 2019 • 52 min
Understanding peer pressure in all it’s forms and how to avoid the pitfalls of negative peer pressure
25 “Social Media”
Jul 22, 2019 • 52 min
The good, the bad and the ugly aspects of social media and how to properly use it
24 “Coping with Traumatic Stress”
Jul 15, 2019 • 49 min
What is Traumatic Stress, what are the effects of it and how can you cope with it
Insights Into Things: Episode 23 “Friends”
Jul 8, 2019 • 33 min
What are friends, why are they important and what do strong friendships offer us?
22 “How to know yourself”
Jul 1, 2019 • 39 min
Know yourself, trust yourself, respect yourself and don’t let others try to change you
21 “Social Anxiety”
Jun 24, 2019 • 51 min
What is social anxiety and how do you deal with it
20 “Fathers Day Q & A”
Jun 17, 2019 • 42 min
Father’s day special with Madison as the guest host asking the questions this time
19 “The P-Word Part 2”
Jun 10, 2019 • 47 min
What to know before having your first period and how to cope with your changing body
18 “The P-Word Part One”
Jun 3, 2019 • 37 min
What is Puberty, what challenges to adolescents face and how can they cope with all the changes.
17 “Summer Activities”
May 27, 2019 • 41 min
Let’s look at how best to enjoy your summer vacation
16 “Role Models”
May 20, 2019 • 33 min
What are role models? What do we look for in role models? How do role models affect us?
15 “Mothers Day”
May 13, 2019 • 59 min
What is Mothers Day? Why do we celebrate it? What makes moms so special?
14 “Internet Addiction”
May 6, 2019 • 43 min
A deep dive into Internet Addictions, it’s causes, symptoms and treatments and how to help those suffering from it.
13 “Pets”
Apr 29, 2019 • 47 min
The many benefits we get from pets and why we need them in our lives.
12 Interfaith Holidays of Spring
Apr 22, 2019 • 32 min
How do interfaith families observe their spring holidays? Here’s how we do it.
11 “Fears and Phobias”
Apr 15, 2019 • 43 min
What is Fear? What is a Phobia? Learn about them and more in this emotionally charged episode.
10 “Questions and Answers”
Apr 8, 2019 • 36 min
A fun question and answer session to let the audience get to know Madison a bit
9 “School Drama”
Apr 1, 2019 • 27 min
An in depth discussion on the drama teens face in school and how to deal with it
8 “Sleep”
Mar 23, 2019 • 30 min
Sleep deprivation, how it affects us and how to overcome it
7 “Bullying”
Mar 17, 2019 • 34 min
What is bullying, who doe sit happen to, where does it happen, what are the effects and how to deal with it
6 “Left Handers”
Mar 9, 2019 • 30 min
Famous left handed people, challenges of being left handed and advantages of being left handed.
5 “Self Esteem”
Mar 3, 2019 • 30 min
Madison and Joe explore self esteems, it’s importance and how to manage it
4 “Stress”
Feb 24, 2019 • 30 min
Madison discusses some of the stresses she faces and we look at ways to deal with that stress.
3 “The Happiest Place on Earth”
Feb 10, 2019 • 24 min
Joe and Madison are on location in Disney World for a look at all things Mouse.
2 “Depression”
Feb 2, 2019 • 27 min
A candid and emotional discussion on teen depression and how to cope with it
1 “Hobbies”
Jan 27, 2019 • 31 min
A look at hobbies, collecting and activities that occupy teens today versus thirty years ago
0 “Braces”
Jan 27, 2019 • 28 min
How braces affect teens physically, emotionally and socially