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One of the most difficult aspects of personal development is not only facing challenges, but also finding strengths. And if it’s hard as an adult, for many teenagers it can feel impossible. Chris and Karlie discuss ways to help teenagers discover strengths and pursue them. And if you’ve ever been confused about how teens use emojis these days, lean into this episode! We’ll tell you which emojis show your age and which ones you might want to avoid.

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Popular Emojis for Teens:

  • Fire 🔥 (lit)
  • Eyeroll 🙄 (duh)
  • 👁️👄👁️ (it is what it is – similar to ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)
  • ☠️💀(dead, dying from laughing)
  • 😭 (“crying loudly” – laughing, crying, drama)
  • 🙏 (thank you, or to make a request)
  • 👍 (thumbs up)
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About Us:
Chris Robey

Chris Robey


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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