Ep. 83: Breathing Techniques & Energy Drinks

Ep. 83: Breathing Techniques & Energy Drinks

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Summary:
Energy drinks have increased in popularity in recent years, especially among teens. But are they really healthier than soft drinks? Chris and Karlie talk about why energy drinks are on the rise and whether or not adolescents should be consuming them.

They’ll also take a look at the most recommended breathing techniques for reducing stress. Controlled breathing is a free, easy-to-implement resource for combatting stress and anxiety. Why not add it to your toolbox?!

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About Us:
Chris Robey

Chris Robey

CEO

Chris has worked with teens from a variety of backgrounds for over a decade. He has a desire to help teenagers make good choices while also giving their families tools to communicate more effectively as choices are made.

Karlie Duke

Karlie Duke

Director of Communications

Karlie was in one of Teen Life’s original support groups and has always had a heart for teenagers and the vulnerable life stage they are in. She has a wealth of experience to share from working with teens in ministry and leading support groups.

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Ep. 82: Overeating Disorders & Teen Terms 4

Ep. 82: Overeating Disorders & Teen Terms 4

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The signs that your teen has an overeating disorder can be easy to miss. We offer signs to look for and tips for a healthy relationship with food in episode 82. Plus, we’re confident you’ll find this episode’s list of teen terms incredibly helpful. Learn what terms like “W or L” and “body shop” mean and how to use them (or not).

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About Us:
Chris Robey

Chris Robey

CEO

Chris has worked with teens from a variety of backgrounds for over a decade. He has a desire to help teenagers make good choices while also giving their families tools to communicate more effectively as choices are made.

Karlie Duke

Karlie Duke

Director of Communications

Karlie was in one of Teen Life’s original support groups and has always had a heart for teenagers and the vulnerable life stage they are in. She has a wealth of experience to share from working with teens in ministry and leading support groups.

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Ep. 80: Social Awkwardness & Exercise

Ep. 80: Social Awkwardness & Exercise

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Around 15% of people have social skill challenges and communication difficulties that are considered to make them socially awkward. Teens can feel socially awkward in any setting, including school, special events, large family gatherings, on the phone, and many more common settings. There are benefits though! Don’t miss the positive and negative effects of social awkwardness, plus tips on how to overcome it.

Then, only 25% of American teens meet the daily recommendation of 1 hour of moderate-to-vigorous activity. Tune in for suggestions on how to help teens increase their daily activity and the positive benefits that ensue.

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About Us:
Chris Robey

Chris Robey

CEO

Chris has worked with teens from a variety of backgrounds for over a decade. He has a desire to help teenagers make good choices while also giving their families tools to communicate more effectively as choices are made.

Karlie Duke

Karlie Duke

Director of Communications

Karlie was in one of Teen Life’s original support groups and has always had a heart for teenagers and the vulnerable life stage they are in. She has a wealth of experience to share from working with teens in ministry and leading support groups.

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Ep. 79: Personal Hygiene & Sexting

Ep. 79: Personal Hygiene & Sexting

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Summary:
Everyone knows that teens can be smelly. We’ve got a straightforward list of ideas to help your teen conquer personal hygiene so they can succeed in other areas of their lives. We’ll also talk about who’s most at risk for consensual and non-consensual sexting and the conversation you need to have. Plus, how to find hidden photos on an iPhone.

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About Us:
Chris Robey

Chris Robey

CEO

Chris has worked with teens from a variety of backgrounds for over a decade. He has a desire to help teenagers make good choices while also giving their families tools to communicate more effectively as choices are made.
Karlie Duke

Karlie Duke

Director of Communications

Karlie was in one of Teen Life’s original support groups and has always had a heart for teenagers and the vulnerable life stage they are in. She has a wealth of experience to share from working with teens in ministry and leading support groups.

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Ep. 78: Belonging & Halloween Costumes

Ep. 78: Belonging & Halloween Costumes

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Summary:
Feelings of belonging can improve overall health and decrease the likelihood of mental health issues and substance abuse, but do you know how to encourage belonging in your kids? Don’t miss this important conversation that could drastically improve your teen’s long-term quality of life.

Then, get some great, easy-to-do Halloween costume ideas for your teen and for you!

You can also find this episode on YouTube!

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Have a question? If you have a question about something you heard or just want to give us some feedback, please leave us a comment below.  We would love to hear from you!
About Us:
Chris Robey

Chris Robey

CEO

Chris has worked with teens from a variety of backgrounds for over a decade. He has a desire to help teenagers make good choices while also giving their families tools to communicate more effectively as choices are made.

Karlie Duke

Karlie Duke

Director of Communications

Karlie was in one of Teen Life’s original support groups and has always had a heart for teenagers and the vulnerable life stage they are in. She has a wealth of experience to share from working with teens in ministry and leading support groups.

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