Ep. 81 Kindness & Anime/Manga

Ep. 81 Kindness & Anime/Manga

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Summary:
Even small acts of kindness can make a big difference! Whether being kind to one another or being kind together, we’ve got some great ideas on how planning acts of kindness with your teen can bring you closer together.

Then, how much do you know about anime and manga? Chris and Karlie dive into the world of comic books and animated shows originating in Japan. Discover the different kinds and how to research which ones are appropriate for your family.

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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. 71: Suicide Prevention & BeReal

Ep. 71: Suicide Prevention & BeReal

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Summary:
In honor of Suicide Prevention Awareness Week, Chris and Karlie talk through tips for checking in with teenagers you might be worried about. They’ll also share Karlie’s experience with the app BeReal, which is gaining traction with teens and young adults. Don’t miss the talking points for parents and teens about BeReal and how you can use it to connect with your teen.

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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. 68: Back to School & Summer Superlatives

Ep. 68: Back to School & Summer Superlatives

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Summary:
Chris and Karlie are back at it, celebrating the start of a new school year. Join us in a summer superlative review of top hits and trends. We’ll also discuss back-to-school anxiety and how to set your teen up for the transition back. If you are a parent looking to raise your kids with Christian spirituality, don’t miss this week’s tip.

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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. 59: Talking with Teens about Integrity

Ep. 59: Talking with Teens about Integrity

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Summary:
Summer is a great time to start conversations with your teen! Use the extra time with them while they are home to get curious and ask open-ended questions.

To help, we’ve designed this series to be a quick, fun way to get everyone talking. Listen together with your teen, or by yourself. You might be surprised at how willing teenagers are to talk when they get started!

In episode 59, Kelly Fann is back with Karlie to talk about integrity and setting healthy boundaries.

Question:

How comfortable are you saying “no” when someone crosses your boundaries?

Talk through these with your teen after this podcast ends!

  • What is something you said “yes” to when you should have said “no”?
  • How did that impact you?
  • When is a time someone said “no” to you, and you really appreciated it?
  • What are some things you could do to make saying “no” easier?
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:
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.

Kelly Fann

Kelly Fann

Digital Media Manager

Kelly has lived in three countries and worked with teens across the world, encouraging them to pursue their passions and to be kind. She’s been refining messages and telling stories for brands and non-profits since 2009.

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Ep. 58: Talking With Teens About Connection

Ep. 58: Talking With Teens About Connection

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Summary:
Summer is a great time to start conversations with your teen! Use the extra time with them while they are home to get curious and ask open-ended questions.

To help, we’ve designed this series to be a quick, fun way to get everyone talking. Listen together with your teen, or by yourself. You might be surprised at how willing teenagers are to talk when they get started!

In episode 58, Chris and Karlie discuss social connections and how to talk with teens about how connected they feel.

Question:
How close do you feel to other people?

Talk through these with your teen after this podcast ends!

  • Who do you feel close to?
  • What could you do to feel closer to the people in your life?
  • What can I do to better connect with you?
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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How to Talk About School Shootings

How to Talk About School Shootings

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Summary:
We wish you never had to have this conversation, but it is an important one in light of the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. In this brief episode, Karlie talks through some tips on how to talk about school shootings and also gives some ideas for how to be part of the solution moving forward. We hope this is a helpful resource as you continue to connect with the teenagers in your life.

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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.

Follow Us