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.

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August 16, 2022 29 min
What is the real threat is fentanyl? And should our kids have Narcan on hand? University Hospitals' Dr. Ryan Marino debunks myths and sets the record straight on this synthetic opioid. In this episode, we cover... The real danger of fentanyl and how it compares to other drugs Fentanyl strips, Narcan, and if our kids should have them The controversy surrounding this conversation How to talk to teenagers about drugs ...and ...
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Sextortion is the practice of extorting money or sexual favors from a victim by threatening to reveal evidence of their sexual activity—and it's happening to our teenagers. Diana Graber is here to help you protect your teen from falling into this trap. Subscribe to Your Teen with Sue and Steph here! Check out Your Teen on Facebook here! Linkedin Twitter Instagram
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Technolgy is taking over our kids' lives, and our guest Dr. Michael Rich knows how parents can change the dynamic toward healthier technology usage. And the best news — his solution is reasonable! Not easy, but definitely doable. On this episode we discuss... Can tech usage become an addiction, like gaming or sheer number of hours using social media?  Modern technology and social platforrms are created to keep us hooked. How ...
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We are living with a viral pandemic, but also a mental health pandemic for our teenagers. What is going on? Dr. Paul Sunseri joins us to explain how we can leverage our family dynamics to make things as easy for our kids as possible. In this episode, we discuss... As parents, we are already under so much pressure to be perfect – how can we see this differently, with less guilt and shame? We often talk about technology as the root...
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June 21, 2022 42 min
New drivers aren't great drivers. But they might think they are. Anne Marie Hayes, author of 3 Keys to Keeping Your Teen Alive, points out the not-so-obvious challenges of raising a responsible driver. In this episode, we discuss... The idea of a teen driving contract How car-related expenses should be covered Just how hands-on we should be as parents in the learning process How much kids needs to know about car maintenanc...
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What do you do with a teen that seems determined to fight you, push your buttons, and hurt your feelings? Mercedes Samudio, LCSW and author of "Shame-Proof Parenting" is here to help us fine-tune our communication and emotional regulation skills. Subscribe to Your Teen with Sue and Steph here! Check out Your Teen on Facebook here! Linkedin Twitter Instagram
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Dona Rodgers, who lost her daughter Morgan to suicide, works tirelessly to equalize the treatment of physical and mental health in athletics. Helping to eliminate the stigma around mental health in the student-athlete community. Learn more about Morgan's Message here. For further help and resources, click here. Subscribe to Your Teen with Sue and Steph here! Check out Your Teen on Facebook here! Linkedin Twitter Instagram
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Dr. Christopher Emdin, an educational visionary, knows that every kid can love math and science. Check out this "one-of-our-favorites" podcast, and then order Dr. Emdin's newest book, STEM, STEAM, Make, Dream: Reimagining the Culture of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
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Should we be "monitoring" our kids' internet use? Are video games toxic for developing brains? What exactly is Discord? Devorah Heitner, Ph.D. gives simple advice that will make complex changes. If you want to have a strategy, this will change your family dynamic. In this episode, we discuss... Monitoring vs. not monitoring your kid's screentime, downloads, etc If it's okay to read your kid's messages Wha...
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Our most urgent, most wrenching questions about parenting teens often hover answered— why are they so lazy? Are they really getting bullied or am I just paranoid? Why do they seem to hate me so much? Dr. Stephanie Newman is here to help us work through it all. In this episode, we cover… How to handle your teen “hating” you How to handle your kid being excluded or bullied Teen “laziness” Picky eaters Vaping  Depression What t...
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When we're pregnant, we think about the birth. When we have a senior, we think about graduation. But what about the next day? In this episode, we cover... What do you recommend that parents should do the summer after senior year to help their college bound kid prepare? The top 3 things every college freshman needs to know Ways to reduce homesickness? The impact of Covid on homesicknessa and the transition to college in gene...
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March 15, 2022 47 min
We've all gone through it. They're all going to go through it. So why aren't we prepared to tell them about it? Dr. Cara Natterson and Vanessa Bennett, co-hosts of The Puberty Podcast, hold our hands so we can do better. In this episode, we cover: How to feel prepared for your child's entrance into puberty When do kids start going through puberty? Is it harder for kids to be early or late?  How do we tell our kid...
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We made all the mistakes so Betsy Jewell doesn't have to. Betsy, host of High School Hamster Wheel podcast, turned the tables and interviewed us about sending her first to college. We were happy to share what we should have known, but didn't. Check out Betsy's Podcast High School Hamster Wheel here! Get more details about YTM's upcoming summit Destination College here! Subscribe to Your Teen with Sue and Steph here!...
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DeNora Getachew, CEO of DoSomething.org, sees the their yearning for a better world AND their passion to step up and be the change. Every. Single. Day. In conversation with Sue and Steph, DeNora shares the story of her own entrance into activism, as well as advice for how to parent Gen Z kids who are interested in making a difference in the world. About DeNora Getachew and DoSomething: DeNora is an executive leader with over 15 yea...
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February 1, 2022 55 min
Our job is to keep our kids safe. Their job is to take risks. Dr. Richard Chung helps us understand the path toward a solution to this conundrum. Subscribe to Your Teen with Sue and Steph here! Check out Your Teen on Facebook here! Linkedin Twitter Instagram
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Some parts of being a parent are just so hard... like talking to our kids about porn. Luckily, Justine Ang Fonte doesn't find the topic uncomfortable at all. In fact, her advice will make your life much easier and less stressful, including language to use when having these "awkward" discussions. Learn more about Justine Ang Fonte and her work here.  Subscribe to Your Teen with Sue and Steph here! Check out Your Teen on ...
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What do we, the parents, know about teen dating in 2022? If we feel clueless, as many of us do, how can we guide our kids? Our friend (and expert!) Tori Cordiano, Ph.D. helps Sue and Steph make sense of it all. Subscribe to Your Teen with Sue and Steph here! Check out Your Teen on Facebook here! Linkedin Twitter Instagram
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December 21, 2021 45 min
No one really looks forward to it, and most of us feel like we are not equipped to do a very thorough job. But thankfully, we have leaders like Justine Ang Fonte to help us navigate this tricky topic and make it easier to have these conversations with our teens. Justine takes the awkward out of “The Talks” and leads us to greater confidence and healthier dialogue.   This episode kicks off our three-episode series on teen sex, datin...
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December 7, 2021 48 min
Dr. Nanika Coor, psychologist and “respectful parenting enthusiast,” joins Sue and Steph to talk about how parents can work through their histories with their own former caregivers to create a more positive, less power-wielding approach to parenting.  Resources mentioned by Nanika: livesinthebalance.org and https://lauralreagan.com/ More about Dr. Coor Subscribe to Your Teen with Sue and Steph here! Check out Your Teen on Facebook ...
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November 23, 2021 38 min
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Nancy Davis Kho of The Thank You Project joins Sue and Steph to talk about her quest to make handwritten thank-you notes more than just something you send after a special event.  Subscribe to Your Teen with Sue and Steph here! Check out Your Teen on Facebook here! Linkedin Twitter Instagram
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