Your Teen with Sue and Steph

Resource for Parenting

Susan Borison and Stephanie Silverman, best friends and co-founders of Your Teen Media, are bringing their magazine to life. From interviews with the experts and authors to discussions of trending topics and personal stories, Your Teen with Sue and Steph is an essential guide to raising teens today.

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Every Kid is a Genius, Especially Yours

Dr. Christopher Emdin, an educational visionary, knows that every kid can love math and science. Check out this "one-of-our-favorites" podcast, and then order Dr. Emdin's newest book, "STEM, STEAM, Make, Dream: Reimagining the Culture of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics."

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More about Dr. Christopher Emdin:

Dr. Christopher Emdin is the Robert A. Naslund Endowed Chair in Curriculum Theory and Professor of Education at the University of Southern California; where he also serves as Director of youth engagement and community partnerships at the USC Race and Equity Center. He is also Scholar/Griot in Residence at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

He previously served as Associate Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education and Director of the Science Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Dr. Emdin is an alumni fellow at the Hip-hop Archive and Hutchins Center at Harvard University and was STEAM Ambassador for the U.S. Department of State and Minorities in Energy Ambassador for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Dr. Emdin holds a Ph.D in Urban Education with a concentration in Mathematics, Science, and Technology; Masters degrees in both Natural Sciences and Education and Bachelors degrees in Physical Anthropology, Biology, and Chemistry.

He is the creator of the #HipHopEd social media movement, Science Genius BATTLES and the CREATE Accelerator. He was recently named one of the 27 people bridging divides in the United States by Time magazine and the Root 100 lis of most influential African Americans.

He is the author of numerous award winning works including the award-winning, Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation and the New York Times bestseller, For White Folks Who Teach In the Hood and the Rest of Ya’ll too. His latests book. Ratchetdemic: Reimagining Academic Excellence and STEM STEAM Make Dreamare currently available wherever books are sold.

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Teaching Our Teens Tech When They Know it Better

Your Teen with Sue and Steph
Should we be "monitoring" our kids' internet use? Are video games toxic for developing brains? What exactly is Discord? Devorah Heitner, Ph.D. giv...
Listen to Teaching Our Teens Tech When They Know it Better

We All Want Answers, So We Asked Our Expert Dr. Stephanie Newman

Your Teen with Sue and Steph
Our most urgent, most wrenching questions about parenting teens often float unanswered— why are they so lazy? Are they really getting bullied or a...
Listen to We All Want Answers, So We Asked Our Expert Dr. Stephanie Newman

The Summer After Their Senior Year: What Now?

Your Teen with Sue and Steph
When we're pregnant, we think about the birth. When we have a senior, we think about graduation. But what about the next day?...
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Puberty

Your Teen with Sue and Steph
We've all gone through it. They're all going to go through it. So why aren't we prepared to tell them about it?...
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More about Your Teen Media

Your Teen developed out of personal passion but grew out of universal need. Friends, Stephanie Silverman and Susan Borison, saw that their own parenting concerns and fears resonated with most everyone they polled. As they were wondering whether their teens’ struggles were normal, or whether their parenting woes were typical, other parents were dealing with the same insecurities. Unfortunately, the books and magazines they had relied on when their children were younger didn’t help much with teenagers. And so, Your Teen Media was born.

These days, we’re pleased to say that Your Teen is a leading source for parents seeking high-quality information and advice about raising teenagers. We couldn’t be prouder.

Please visit the official Your Teen Media website for more information.

The Team

Susan Borison

Co-Host
Susan Borison, mother of five, is the co-founder and editor of Your Teen Media. She dreamed of this resource for many years, because parenting teenagers is humbling and shouldn’t be tackled alone.

Stephanie Silverman

Co-Host
Stephanie Silverman is the co-founder of Your Teen Media. When she isn't working or hanging with her family, she can be found reading, enjoying nature, or listening to a podcast.

Hannah Leach

Senior Producer
Hannah is an audio producer, writer, and storyteller. She most likely has glitter in her bag and will give you some if you ask.