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The need for independence drives many of the power struggles with teens at home and at school. Chris and Karlie get real on the reasons behind the most common difficulties between adults and teens. They also explore the effect “likes” have on teens’ mental health and how you can help.
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In this episode, we mentioned the following resources:
- Bustle.com: What Happens In Your Brain When You Gain Followers Online
- Forbes: Neuroscience Explains Why Instagram Is So Bad For Teen Girls
- new.utexas.edu: Getting Fewer ‘Likes’ on Social Media Elicits Emotional Distress Among Adolescents
- lifeasoflate.com: Parents: A Word on Instagram
- Mac Rumors: How to Hide Like and View Counts on Instagram Posts
- Well and Good: You Can Officially Hide Likes on Instagram—Here’s Why Psychologists Says That’s Good for Mental Health
- Washington Post: Will Hiding Likes and Views Improve Users’ Mental Health?
- Podcast Music: Luke Cabrera
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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.
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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.