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Dr. Michael Reichert Talks Raising Healthy Boys

By |2019-08-29T22:56:38+00:00September 17th, 2019|Blog, Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|

In this episode, Roy welcomes Dr. Michael Reichert, a psychologist and author whose new book, "How To Raise A Boy: The Power of Connection To Build Good Men" is receiving widespread acclaim. Dr. Reichert drew on his decades of experience working to counter societal conventions of how boys [...]

Placeholder Conversations

By |2019-08-29T22:55:53+00:00September 10th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|

In this episode, Roy explains how to employ the skill of placeholder conversations, brief exchanges with teens that help prime them for more in-depth discussions on important topics at a future date.  Roy has established Today's Teenager as a non-profit organization dedicated to covering the expenses of therapy [...]

The Power Of Reminiscing

By |2019-08-29T22:54:31+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|

In this episode, Roy discusses how looking back with teens on their progress in healing and personal achievement can encourage their continued growth and success.  Roy has established Today's Teenager as a non-profit organization dedicated to covering the expenses of therapy sessions and other mental health services for [...]

Good Vs. Bad Stress

By |2019-08-21T15:26:58+00:00August 20th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|

In the 100th episode of Today's Teenager, Roy again addresses the importance of recognizing how impacting stress is for young people today. Roy illustrates the differences between positive and negative sources of stress and offers insight into helping teens to recognize these differences and how to manage both [...]

Should I Drug Test My Teen?

By |2019-07-08T23:15:30+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|

  In this micro episode, Roy offers his thoughts on a questions he's often asked by parents of teens: 'should I drug test my teen?' Roy discusses the positive and negative aspects of the issue and provides insight into making the best decision for your teen and your [...]

Teens And Stress Avoidance

By |2019-07-08T23:14:49+00:00July 19th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|

In this episode, Roy examines a growing trend among today's youth to avoid the stress that results from awkwardness. As Roy explains, this phenomenon is not exclusive to teens who suffer from social anxiety. Roy offers details and examples from his work with teens and strategies parents and [...]

Getting Teens To Do What They Don’t Want To Do

By |2019-07-08T23:14:04+00:00July 16th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|

In this episode, Roy responds to a question from a parent: "How do I get my teen to do what they don't want to do?" Roy explores the various factors involved in both the parent(s)' asking of the question and the teenager's refusal to do something the parent [...]

Dealing With Teen Drama

By |2019-07-08T23:13:17+00:00July 12th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|

Even those who don't work with teens are familiar with the term "teen drama." Despite the stereotypes and caricatures associated with the term, teens experience emotional and mental stressors that are more intense given their age and state in life. Roy explains the causes and signs of these [...]

Talking Tech Addiction with Marissa Verson Harrison

By |2019-07-08T23:11:59+00:00July 9th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|

Roy welcomes Marissa Verson Harrison to discuss the realities of tech addiction, especially prevalent among today's young people. Marissa has developed ScreenAge Bootcamp, a program designed to help parents guide children in learning to use technology as a means of enhancing their lives instead of being dominated by [...]

Dr. Lisa Damour And Anxiety In Teen Girls

By |2019-06-04T19:30:58+00:00June 28th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|

In this special episode of Today's Teenager, Roy discusses the effects of the rising anxiety epidemic on teen girls with Dr. Lisa Damour, PhD. Dr. Damour is a clinical psychologist, regular writer for The New York Times and contributor to CBS News. She has witnessed the rising tide of [...]