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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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Meltdowns & Masks: Middle School Life in a Pandemic

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Around the start of middle school, it's totally normal for kids to start spending more time with their friends and coaches than they do with their parents— at least, under usual circumstances.
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Parenting Through Separation and Divorce

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From sharing the news with your kids in an age-appropriate way to handling issues of custody and newly blended families, it can be hugely challenging to confidently navigate divorce with your children
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College and Covid: What's Next?

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The class of 2021 (and perhaps beyond!) is in for a unique experience when it comes to the college admissions game.
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A Summer Inside: Covid-19 and Your Teen

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So you made it through the rest of the school year... but now what?
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Empathy is a Verb

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Empathy is an often underrated trait in the hyper-competitive, achievement-based world that many of our teens are living in
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The Case for The Gap Year

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Even in a world sans Covid-19, taking a "gap year"— or taking a year in between high school and college to travel or do service work— is an underrated and excellent option for many teens.
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Middle School Matters

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This time can be about more than "just getting through it."
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Parenting in The Age of Anxiety

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The day-to-day world of today's teens is vastly different than the one once experienced by their parents.
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College and Disability: When IEPs & 504s Go Away

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Did you know that primary school learning accommodations like IEPs and 504s have no collegiate equivalent?
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Sheltering (and Thriving!) in Place

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The new wave of shelter in place orders sweeping the nation may feel more like a sentence of "mandatory family bonding" for the teen in your life.
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Coronavirus & College Students: Creating A New Normal

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While coronavirus has the general population social distancing, it's doing the exact opposite to parents and forced-to-be-at-home college students.
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Small Steps for Sound Sleep

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Put down the melatonin— getting a great night's sleep is less complicated than you might think.
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Boys and Sex: How To Change the Toxic Locker Room Banter

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From the condemnation of dozens of high-profile men in the media, to conflicting messages about consent and pleasure in today's hyper-accessible world of pornography, the lives of teenage boys are more complicated than ever.
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Neurodiversity: How one mom became an advocate for her son

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Debbie Reber is the founder of Tilt Parenting, an online community aimed at helping parents raise differently-wired kids from a place of confidence.
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College Admissions: It's All In Your Story

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In many ways, the college admissions process can feel like a lottery. What can applicants do to set themselves apart from the crowd?
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The Kids Are Alright After All

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A tell-all by Zach and Jessica, kids of Steph and Sue.
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An Education in Boys

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Raising boys involves more than just brotherly brawls and boundless energy.
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How College Makes or Breaks Us

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In a dream world, your teen should attend the most selective college they're admitted to... right?
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Can't You Just Try and Be Pleasant?

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Lian Dolan of Satellite Sisters joins Sue and Steph for some good old-fashioned gab, sharing stories of sisterhood, life behind the microphone, and keeping the familial peace. 
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A Your Teen Halloween

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Celebrate Halloween with a fun-sized episode from Sue and Steph
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Do Popular Kids Really "Peak" In High School?

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Would abolishing homecoming courts radically reinvent the traditional social hierarchy of American high schools?
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The Inner Lives of Teens, Unfiltered

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Does your teen struggle with depression or anxiety? Are you worried that they secretly might be?
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Never Done: Our Job as Parents Doesn't End When They Leave Home

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Finally, your kid is off to college. Your time parenting is done... right?
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Turning Around Teen Entitlement

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We all want the best for our kids...but what happens when they end up feeling that the world owes them the best?
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When Anxiety Drains Your Teen's Tank, Here’s What You Can Do

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Let's face it: parenting a child who experiences anxiety can be a major challenge for all parties.
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Why We Need to Parent Like Dolphins

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Do you ever wonder what your teen would be doing if they weren't seemingly always on their phone?
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It’s More Than What We Say, It’s How We Say It

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Are you ever mid-conversation with your teen when they suddenly ask you to stop yelling at them?
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Give Respect to Get Respect (Even When It's Hard)

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This week, Sue and Steph chat with educator and true teen whisperer Amy Speidel about the importance of modeling the attitudes we want to see in our teens.
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Want To Be A Good Mother? Be Good To Yourself

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Being a caregiver means constant emotional output. After acting as a nurturing force all day long, who makes sure mom is feeling nurtured and emotionally refueled?
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Life Skills Your Teen Should Know Before Graduation

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This week, author of How To Raise an Adult and former Dean of Students at Stanford University Julie Lythcott-Haims gives it to Sue and Steph straight up.
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Embracing the Gift of Failure

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Sue and Stephanie are thrilled to be sharing their first episode of Your Teen with Sue and Steph! They share the origins of Your Teen Media, share some of their most meaningful "a-ha" moments as parents, and are joined by friend of the show Jessica Lahey, author of "The Gift of Failure."
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Coming Soon!

Your Teen with Sue and Steph | S:1
Sue and Steph will talk with parents, experts, and teens to support listeners through the journey of parenting.
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