Your Teen with Sue and Steph

Your Teen with Sue and Steph

Susan Borison and Stephanie Silverman, best friends and co-founders of Your Teen Media, bring their magazine to life with this podcast. From interviews with experts and authors to discussions of trending topics and personal stories, Your Teen with Sue and Steph is an essential guide for raising teens today.... Show More

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The phrase "boys will be boys" has taken on new life (and new meaning) in 2020. From the condemnation of dozens of high-profile men in the media, to conflicting messages about consent and pleasure in today's hyper-accessible world of pornography, the lives of teenage boys are more complicated than ever. Peggy Orenstein, author of "Boys & Sex," is here to discuss her findings with Sue and Steph.

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Debbie Reber is the founder of Tilt Parenting, an online community aimed at helping parents raise differently-wired kids from a place of confidence. In this episode of Your Teen, Debbie explains her approach to positive parenting in a world that's not always so accommodating to the neurodiverse. 

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In many ways, the college admissions process can feel like a lottery. What can applicants do to set themselves apart from the crowd? Julie Kim, college admissions expert, has some innovative ideas for teens and parents looking to create an exceptional college application. 

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January 7, 2020 35 min

We're dropping this episode in your feeds again this week, just in case you missed it in the holiday hubbub! 

A tell-all by Zach and Jessica, kids of Steph and Sue. The twenty-year-olds reveal high school secrets: what they got away with, what their moms should and should not have worried about, and what they now appreciate most about Steph and Sue's parenting choices.

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December 24, 2019 35 min

A tell-all by Zach and Jessica, kids of Steph and Sue. The twenty-year-olds reveal high school secrets: what they got away with, what their moms should and should not have worried about, and what they now appreciate most about Steph and Sue's parenting choices.

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December 10, 2019 30 min

Raisinng boys mostly involves brotherly brawls and boundless energy, right? Partially, yes, but in the experience of Jennifer Fink, mother of four and creator of BuildingBoys.net, raising sons is much more than just snips, snails, and puppydogs' tails. 

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November 26, 2019 40 min

In a dream world, your teen should attend the most selective college they're admitted to... right? Paul Tough, author of "The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us," joins Sue and Steph to bring his perspective on this subject, in addition to shedding some light on the baseline inequity that's inherent to the traditional college admissions process. 

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November 12, 2019 27 min

Lian Dolan of Satellite Sisters joins Sue and Steph for some good old-fashioned gab, sharing stories of sisterhood, life behind the microphone, and keeping the familial peace. 

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October 29, 2019 16 min

Celebrate Halloween with a fun-sized episode from Sue and Steph! They discuss Your Teen's complicated relationship with Halloween, Producer Hannah reads some spooky Facebook comments, and Lian Dolan shares why we should be generous Halloween night.

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Would abolishing homecoming courts radically reinvent the traditional social hierarchy of American high schools? Dr. Robert Faris thinks it just might. Join Steph and Sue for a conversation with Dr. Faris as he demystifies the changing landscape of social status among teens. 

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October 1, 2019 34 min

Does your teen struggle with depression or anxiety? Are you worried that they secretly might be? Alexa Curtis, social media influencer and host of Life Unfiltered with Alexa, gives us her insight on warning signs to keep an eye out for, along with her perspective on the mindset of today's teenagers. 

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Finally, your kid is off to college. Your time parenting is done... right? Lisa Heffernan of Grown and Flown joins Sue and Steph to talk about just how false that idea is, and how to best parent those who have only technically left the nest.

Make find out more about Agnes Scott College by checking out SUMMIT.agnesscott.edu!

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September 6, 2019 38 min

We all want the best for our kids...but what happens when they end up feeling that the world owes them the best? Amy McCready, author of The Me, Me, Me Epidemic, helps us learn the best ways to check our kids' entitlement without picking a fight. 

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Let's face it: parenting a child who experiences anxiety can be a major challenge for all parties. Dr. Tori Cordiano, Research Director of Laurel School's Center for Research on Girls, gives Sue and Steph her best advice for maximizing the potential and emotional intelligence of kids experiencing anxiety.

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August 6, 2019 25 min

Do you ever wonder what your teen would be doing if they weren't on their phone? Through her groundbreaking digital literacy program Cyber Civics, Diana Graber, author of Raising Humans in a Digital World, is helping kids, teens, and adults across the country answer this very question and strike a thoughtful balance between their digital and "real" lives. 

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Are you ever mid-conversation with your teen when they suddenly ask you to stop yelling at them? Since when is what you're doing considered yelling? It's more complicated than you think. Wendy Mogel, author of "Voice Lessons for Parents," explains. Get Wendy's book on Amazon or wherever you get your books. 

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This week, Sue and Steph chat with educator and true teen whisperer Amy Speidel about the importance of modeling the attitudes we want to see in our teens, plus the huge rewards that small changes can make in our parent-child relationships. 

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Being a caregiver means constant emotional output. After acting as a nurturing force all day long, who makes sure mom is feeling nurtured and emotionally refueled? Suniya Luthar of Authentic Connections is creating the space for mothers to support one another long after the uninhibited conversations of the daycare days are gone. 

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How do parents ensure that their college-bound kids have the launch skills they need to thrive on campus... and what are parents unconsciously doing to prevent these skills from taking shape? This week, author of How To Raise an Adult and former Dean of Students at Stanford University Julie Lythcott-Haims gives it to Sue and Steph straight up.

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May 28, 2019 33 min

Sue and Stephanie are thrilled to be sharing their first episode of Your Teen with Sue and Steph! They share the origins of Your Teen Media, share some of their most meaningful "a-ha" moments as parents, and are joined by friend of the show Jessica Lahey, author of "The Gift of Failure." 

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