Talking to Teens Podcast (USA)
I was recently interviewed by Andy Earle, researcher of parent-teen communication in Los Angeles. He has an AMAZING podcast I wanted to share with you all. If you want to subscribe to one podcast this year, I would recommend the Talking to Teens Podcast! I have included below a link to our interview, but be sure to check out Andy's Instagram page for a tone of great thoughts from parenting experts.
I saw something scary recently. It was about a group of teenagers who outsmart their parents using technology in order to get around the rules.
For instance, one girl whose parents made her give up her phone each night was actually taking out her SIM card, handing them the phone, and then putting the SIM card in a used phone she bought at school so she could text all night.
Another young girl was texting a sex offender from her iPod while sitting in the kitchen having a conversation with her mom. Her mom had no idea.
The stories were in Michelle Mitchell's new book, Parenting Teenage Girls in the Age of a New Normal. Michelle has seen these types of situations first hand in her work with parents and teenagers.
She says parents need to wake up when it comes to technology with their teenagers. Teens today are more savvy than you think.
So what can you do?
This week on the Talking to Teens Podcast I sat down with Michelle to discuss this issue, as well as a few other juicy tidbits:
LISTEN: "Wake Up and Get More Savvy, Parents"
Also, have you taken my FREE 10-day course, How to Talk to Teenagers, yet?
The course is available through an e-learning website called Highbrow:
How to Talk to Teenagers Course
Thanks for reading!
Researcher | Parent-Teen Communication
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