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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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. 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. 75: Sleep Disorders & Fall Trends

Ep. 75: Sleep Disorders & Fall Trends

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Summary:
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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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. 24: Healthy Habits & Fall Sports

Ep. 24: Healthy Habits & Fall Sports

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Summary:
How long does it really take to form a new habit? Chris and Karlie talk healthy habits and how to switch good habits for bad habits (00:33). Then they take a look at fall sports and everything that comes with them (11:40), including hoco, foco and expectations. Don’t miss episode 24’s tip on grief either (21:19). This episode is packed with information and tips you won’t want to miss.

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 now is passionate about encouraging students to live better stories. She has gained experience working with teenagers through work, volunteer, and personal opportunities.

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