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. 69: School Apps & Instagram Updates

Ep. 69: School Apps & Instagram Updates

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In episode 69, Chris and Karlie dive into apps and other tools that can help teens stay organized as the school year kicks into full swing. Don’t miss the latest on Instagram updates and changes, too. Then, while we’re on the topic of phones and apps, we’ve got a hot tip on phones that you won’t want to miss.

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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. 50: Teen Life’s Top Five

Ep. 50: Teen Life’s Top Five

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It’s our 50th episode since rebooting the podcast and we’re celebrating by revisiting some of our most impactful topics, trends and tips! Listen to get a great overview of topics like trauma triggers, pronouns, and helping teens manage stress.

We’ll also see how some of the trends we’ve talked about have panned out. We know that it’s hard for teachers and parents to protect their own mental health sometimes. Make sure to catch our tips for staying healthy yourself while working with 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. 49: Deep Dive on Pornography

Ep. 49: Deep Dive on Pornography

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Access to pornography is easier than ever and our teens are at risk of violence, failed relationships and low self-esteem. All of this makes it crucial for adults to be informed on how pornography affects developing minds and how to approach teens about sex, relationships and porn.

In episode 49, the Teen Life team takes a closer look at some of the dangers and consequences of pornography for our teens, while also giving practical tips on how to have positive conversations around this topic. 

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.

Tobin Hodges

Tobin Hodges

Program Director

Tobin graduated with a Bachelors of Music from Texas Tech University. A teacher’s kid twice over, he taught for 13 years before coming to Teen Life. His entire career has been centered around helping students and teens from all walks of life become the best version of themselves

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. 48: Pornography & Acronyms 2

Ep. 48: Pornography & Acronyms 2

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Pornography is a topic that affects everyone, whether they realize it or not. An estimated 91.5% of men and 60.2% of women consume it. What’s more, as many as 93.2% of boys and 62.1% of girls first see porn before they turn 18, with estimates of first exposure at an average age of 13 or younger.

In episode 48, Chris and Karlie give a big picture overview of the effects pornography has on developing minds and ways adults can help teens navigate the inevitable dangers of online porn. They also dive into acronyms that every parent needs to know and ways that Disney+ is changing.

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Acronyms You Need To Know:

Normal Acronyms:

  • TTM: Talk to me
  • TFW: that feeling when
  • YKTV: you know the vibe
  • FR: For real
  • 53X: Sex

Sexual Acronyms:

  • LMIRL: Let’s meet in real life
  • ASL: Age/sex/location
  • FYEO or 4YEO: For your eyes only (may indicate explicit photos)
  • TDTM: Talk dirty to me
  • NSFW: Not safe/suitable for work (most of the time inappropriate/to make sure adults aren’t looking at it)
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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. 47: Digital Money & NFTs

Ep. 47: Digital Money & NFTs

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If you’re confused about NFTs, you aren’t alone. Chris and Karlie talk non-fungible tokens and cryptocurrency in episode 47. What are they and why do they matter? They also explore how teens can invest and how to stay safe when shopping for NFTs. Don’t miss this week’s tip for a very useful safety feature on your phone that you probably don’t know you already have.

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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