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!

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Chris Robey

Chris Robey

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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. 77: Apologizing & Taylor Swift

Ep. 77: Apologizing & Taylor Swift

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When we learn to apologize sincerely, we learn to build better relationships. It’s a skill that is often hard for adults, but imagine how much stronger our friendships and our respect for ourselves would be if we learned to apologize as teenagers. In episode 77, we explore what makes a good apology and why it’s important for teens. Also, stay tuned for an update on the latest from Taylor Swift.

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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. 76: Fentanyl & TikTok Now

Ep. 76: Fentanyl & TikTok Now

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Up to 50 times stronger than heroin and up to 100 times stronger than morphine, fentanyl has been making the news lately for its recent re-emergence. Learn the signs of overdose and tips for starting a conversation with teenagers about what to look for and the dangers of taking pills or other drugs from friends or strangers. Then, learn the latest changes in social media with our TIkTok update. And get a hot tip on keeping school lunch prep fast and easy!

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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. 75: Sleep Disorders & Fall Trends

Ep. 75: Sleep Disorders & Fall Trends

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Teenagers often have a hard time getting enough sleep, which can have negative consequences for every aspect of their lives. Busy schedules are only part of the problem though. Teen brains are actually wired to go to sleep later and sleep longer in the morning. Episode 75 explains why and talks through a few ways to help teens get the sleep they need.

Then, don’t miss the segments on Fall trends like pumpkin spiced lattes, fashion and teen terms explained!

This week’s tip for connecting with teens is especially useful. We’re sure it will make an impact on all your relationships!

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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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Ep. 74: Boosting Energy & Juul Marketing

Ep. 74: Boosting Energy & Juul Marketing

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Are you or your teen dragging during your morning routine? Be sure to catch Chris and Karlie’s tips for getting a natural energy boost. You’ll also want to pay attention to the latest update on teen vaping and how marketing to teens resulted in a 9-figure settlement with Juul, a leading brand in e-cigarettes. Then, how are you celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month? We’ve got some practical ideas on how to celebrate with kids and teens.

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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. 73: Dating Violence & Instagram Reels

Ep. 73: Dating Violence & Instagram Reels

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Summary:
Dating violence in teens is a topic we can’t ignore. Especially when 1 in 12 teens experiences physical violence and 1 in 12 teens experiences sexual violence. We talk about who’s most at risk and how to help teenagers in abusive relationships. Then, don’t miss Karlie’s crash course on reels and tips for how to raise critical thinkers.

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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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