For many of us, the importance of touch is well known intrinsically. We often recognise it most when it is missing. Like during a pandemic?
Raising Teens Podcast
Welcome to the ‘Raising Teens’ Podcast page!
Here you will find links to the latest episodes. The ‘Raising Teens’ podcast can be found anywhere you like to listen to your favourite podcasts. Further down on the page you can find links to some of the articles that go a little deeper into topics on the podcasts.
Do you love a teen? Do you work with teens? Do you have a question for me?
Go to the contact page and send me your question. You might find it appear in the next season’s podcast.
The Parenting Question this week is from Judy, on Sleep Deprivation: “How much sleep do our teens need?”
It has been said that we have a chronically sleep deprived generation. Studies on tech use and teens are complex, and, “Causal research in this space is rare because it is difficult to establish directionality and cause and effect, but one direct consequence of increasing time spent on digital media and technologies is declining quantity, and often also quality, of sleep.” (The Gonski report, 2021).
So how do we best support our teens?
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Many family and cultural traditions communicate to young people that they belong to something bigger than themselves.
I’d like to introduce you to my new podcast, ‘Raising Teens’. I am really excited to add something for those who prefer listening to reading. Or perhaps you like to do both?
I will be uploading a new episode each week, along with a related article.
Season 1 – Episode 1 is about Teens and Sleep.
Boys have body image issues and are more body conscious than we realise. Unfortunately, boys are far less likely to address their own body image concerns and are more likely to struggle alone, because body image issues have long been thought of as ‘a girl thing’. Our boys also tend to laugh off…
Girlhood relationships are so important, yet they can be both wonderful and awful in the same week. Friendship fallouts hurt, but tweens and teens need to know that arguing doesn’t have to be the end of the friendship. Developmentally, some squabbling is vital because