Teenage drama can be exhausting for parents, teachers, and teens alike. So how can caring adults acknowledge teenagers’ BIG emotions without feeding the drama cycle? Join Karlie Duke as she talks about ways to guide kids through emotional regulation, social difficulties, and more.
Karlie has always had a heart for teenagers. Through her role at Teen Life, she loves to showcase the amazing stories coming out of Support Groups, but she is especially passionate about helping adults and teenagers find connection. Karlie has a BS in Communications with a minor in Family Studies from Abilene Christian University.
Is it normal for a teenager to be angry all the time?
Being a teenager is like riding an emotional rollercoaster, and parents often ask, “why is my teen so angry?”. Chris dives into why the stereotype of the angry or annoyed teenager isn’t entirely wrong, but it isn’t right either.
Listen for background information on why your teen may seem mad and how to help channel that emotion into a state of better self-awareness.
Chris has spent most of his career empowering teenagers from all backgrounds. As the leader of Teen Life, he is passionate about helping students make good choices while also giving adults the tools they need to communicate more effectively with teens. Chris is a graduate of Midwestern State University and holds a Master’s Degree in Family Life Education from Lubbock Christian University.
When teens start sneaking around to get what they want or need, it can be tempting to freak out and “lay down the law.” Tobin offers a different perspective on what might be behind sneaky behavior and how to talk about it with your teenager.
Tobin’s entire career has been centered around students and teens from all walks of life. He has a passion for helping teens be their best selves. As Program Director, he loves working directly with school staff and students through Teen Life Support Groups. Tobin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Texas Tech University.