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.
PS. You can now find us on YouTube, too!
In this episode, we mentioned or used the following resources:
- Psych Central: Social Awkwardness: Signs and How to Overcome It
- Healthline: Exercise for Teens: A Complete Guide
- CDC: Physical Activity Guidelines for School-Aged Children and Adolescents
- FitOn App
- The Teen Mag: 5 Ways to Make Life Easier if You Are Socially Awkward
- Lubbock Christian University: Youth Ministry Degree
- LCU Contact: David Fraze
- Podcast music by Luke Cabrera and Tobin Hodges
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.
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.