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Inside The Mind of Teens and Tweens

A program for teachers, parents, guardians, counselors and anyone who is regularly baffled by the process of trying to raise, teach, reach, coach or manage teens and tweens. The teen mind is different from the adult mind and Dr. Regina Lamourelle and her guests bring you the latest insights in neuroscience to help you make sense of adolescents.

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Sex Matters:Why Boys Fail, Why Girls Fail

Male tweens and teens are failing academically at twice the rate of females. Many parents are frustrated, and many teachers have just given up on underachieving teens. Now, new research has confirmed that male teens and female teens learn differently and the implications are profound. Every parent or teacher struggling with academically challenged teens will want to tune in and get the 411 on the differences you need to consider when teaching teenaged boys and girls.


17 Jul 2010

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Tips for Connecting with Teens Before Trying to Teach Them

Most teachers know that we have to connect with students before we can teach them, but how do we make those connections. Join us as we explore several practical strategies. Follow: @rrlamourelle @bamradionetwork @vickysaumell #edchat #parenting Vicky Saumell is the Overall Coordinator of the EFL department at Instituto San Francisco de Asís, a private school in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she has worked for over 20 years. She is co-author of Teacher Development Interactive: Preparing for the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT). She has written two online professional development courses.


15 Feb 2018

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The Creative New Ways That Teens Manipulate Parents

Teens are very skilled at manipulating parents and have found new methods and tools. Learn the 17 ways that teens manipulate parents and what every parent needs to know to avoid becoming a pawn.@drdavidswanson@leadwithjustinHelp - My Kid Is Driving Me Crazy, that offers simple and effective strategies to deal with problematic behaviors in 3 minutes or less. Dr Swanson is a married father of three and principal of one of LA's premiere practices, Swanson, Conti and Associates. Justin Boudreau is an educator who challenges youth to think vs. telling them what to think. This former high school teacher, coach of the year, world traveler and author, exudes a realness that students don’t question.


18 Sep 2015

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Coping Skills for Teens with Social, Emotional and Sensory Sensitivities

Being a teen is inherently stressful. Teens are constantly judging and being judged, as they struggle to find their identity. For teens with social, emotional or sensory sensitivities, this stage of life can be particularly difficult. Learn the basics you need to know to understand and help your teen through this period.Follow: @bamradionetworkDr. Lynch is the program coordinator for the Pediatric Behavioral Medicine department within Goryeb Children's Hospital. Through this department, Dr. Lynch provides a range of services for children and teens with neurodevelopmental concerns. He has a particular interest in helping children and teens to cope with stress and anxiety. His book, Totally Chill: My Complete Guide to Staying Cool, is a stress management workbook for kids with social, emotional, and sensory sensitivities. Annie Fox, M.Ed. is an educator and award-winning author. Annie's books include: THe Teen Survival Guide to Dating and Relating; Too Stressed to Think? and the new Middle School Confidential book and app series.


18 Aug 2013

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Teen Eating Disorders: Three Things You Need To Know

A recent study of teen eating disorders among adolescents reveals a pervasive problem that includes both teen girls and boys. This segment covers the basics you need to know about identifying a teen with an legitimate eating disorder and what to do about it. Allegra Broft, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University, Research Psychiatrist at the Eating Disorders Research Unit of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and a psychiatrist in private practice in New York City. Dr. Broft received her bachelor’s degree in biology at Yale University and her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.


23 May 2011

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Three Keys to Motivating Unmotivated Teens

Many parents and teachers struggle with what they believe are unmotivated teens. In this segment our guests share insights into what can be done to find the spark that can motivate a teen to find their passion and path in life.Kathleen Cushman is an educator and co-author of Fires in the Mind: What Kids Can Tell Us About Motivation and Mastery. Jann Gumbiner is a licensed psychologist specializing in child and adolescent psychology. Jerry Blumengarten taught in the NYC public schools for 32 years.


21 Feb 2013

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Working With An Underachieving Teen

Why do some teens perform far below their capabilities? What sorts of factors can trigger periods of poor achievement and low motivation in adolescents? Our guests identify a number of specific issues that can drive teens to underachieve and offer suggestions for parents.


28 Feb 2011

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Why Are Teens So Angry? What Can We do About it?

The notion of teen angst has gone to a whole new level. Teens and tweens are more angry today. What is driving this anger? What is going on inside of these young minds? What can be done about?Licensed credentialed school psychologist, Dr. Regalena "Reggie" Melrose is the author of the ground-breaking books, You Can Heal Your Child and Why Students Underachieve. She is maintains a successful private practice as a certified trauma healing specialist for children, adolescents, and adults.Ugo Uche is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes with adolescents and young adults in his practice. Raised in Nigeria during his youth, Ugo brings a cross cultural perspective to his work.


5 Dec 2011

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How Self-Confidence Affects Teen's Academic Performance

How important is it for teens to be confident about who they are to be successful in school? The short answer is very. In this segment our guests discuss the science behind feeling confident and academic achievement and how to parents and teachers can leverage this knowledge with teens.Yvette Jackson, Ed.D. CEO National Urban Alliance for Effective Education, Author, Pedagogy of Confidence. Dr. Jackson currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Urban Alliance and is a nominee for the Bammy Awards. Heather Wolpert-Gawron is an award-winning middle school teacher in Los Angeles. She has authored workbooks on teaching Internet Literacy.


26 Jun 2012

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Teen Ups and Downs: Moody, Mad or Mentally Ill?

Teenagers often take parents and teachers on an emotional roller coaster that can be frustrating and irritating. If you've ever wondered, "What's up with my teen? Is she moody, mad or mentally ill?" This segment will provide answers and practical advice.


27 Sep 2010

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A Parent's Guide to Surviving Adolescence

Getting through adolescence is as hard for parents as it is for teens--maybe harder. First you have to deal with losing the wonderful loving child you once had. Then you have to do battle with this new stranger. Finally, you have to embrace a new independent young adult who may have little time for you. Loss, conflict and acceptance are all part of the process. Learn how to cope.Carl E. Pickhardt Ph.D., Weekly blog: "Surviving (your child's) Adolescence", for PSYCHOLOGY TODAY and author of several books, including SURVIVING YOUR CHILD'S ADOLESCENCE. Susan M. Heim is an author and longtime editor for the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series and dispenses daily parenting advice and product reviews on her blog. Dr. Jann Gumbiner is a licensed psychologist specializing in child and adolescent psychology and writes a blog for Psychology Today titled The Teenage Mind.


22 May 2013

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The Hidden Emotional Cost of High Student Achievement

Traumatized kids show up in your classroom in many ways. Their behaviors may go unnoticed or may be misunderstood when observed. Most teachers have not been trained to detect or respond to traumatized students. Our guests offer tips for teachers. Follow: @rrlamourelle @bamradionetwork @maura_edjustice @tweenteacher #edchat #parenting Maura McInerney, Esq. is a Senior Attorney at the Education Law Center – PA. (“ELC”), a non-profit, legal advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all children in Pennsylvania have access to a quality public education. She is also the author of Unlocking the Door to Learning: Trauma-Informed Classrooms & Transformational Schools. Heather Wolpert-Gawron is an award-winning middle-school teacher in Los Angeles. She has authored workbooks on teaching internet literacy.


15 Mar 2017

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5 Things You Probably Don't Understand About Teen Talk, Texting, and Tech

Teens have always had their unique ways of communicating and distinguishing themselves from adults. Are the communication habits of today's teens just the latest expression of adolescence or is something very different and troubling occurring?Follow: @rrlamourelle @bamradionetwork#edchat #parentingHeather Wolpert-Gawron is an award-winning middle school teacher in Los Angeles. She has authored workbooks on teaching Internet Literacy. Dr. Jann Gumbiner is a licensed psychologist specializing in child and adolescent psychology and writes a blog for Psychology Today titled The Teenage Mind.


7 Jul 2015

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Is Your Teen Lazy or Just Needing Sleep?

If your teen seems lazy, moody, irritable, slow or is just not comprehending well, sleep apnea may be the problem. What is sleep apnea? What causes it? Which teens are most likely to be impacted? How is identified and treated.Tune in to learn more. Our guest: Dr. Dean Beebe is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Director of the Neuropsychology Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. As the author of nearly 50 professional articles, chapters, and books, he has been studying the effects of sleep problems on the thinking skills and behaviors of children and teenagers for over a decade.


12 Mar 2011

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Why Are Some Teens more Resilient Than Others?

While some teens fall apart under even minor pressure, others seem to have more capacity to cope. This ability to handle stress and adversity is called resilience and it's critical to success in life. In this segment we ask our guests experts to explain why some tweens and teens have a greater ability to handle the stress in their lives than others Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. is a psychologist with areas of specialization in school psychology, child development and neuropsychology. Dr. Goldstein is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Attention Disorders and Contributing Editor to Attention Magazine. Amy McCready is the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and mom to two boys. She reaches a world-wide audience with her online parenting education programs that empower parents of toddlers to teens with the skills to correct misbehavior without nagging, reminding or yelling.


7 Apr 2011

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Teens on Drugs:The Low Down on the New Highs!

A new generation of teens is experimenting with a new set of "designer drugs." Most parents are unaware of many of these new drugs, and the vary so greatly in their composition, that even experts struggle to track them. Here are the basics every parent needs to know.Jerry Weichman, Ph.D., is a young clinical psychologist and adolescent specialist. His practice at Hoag Neurosciences Institute in Newport Beach, California. He is the author of How to Deal, is a survival guide for high school teens.


21 Jul 2012

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Teen Apathy: "I Don't Care and You Can't Make Me"

It's quite normal for teens to become uncaring about certain things at stages in their development. However,under some conditions teen apathy can be symptomatic of a larger problem that needs your attention. Our guests help us to understand the various expressions of teen apathy and how parents can respond.Carl E. Pickhardt Ph.D.is author of SURVIVING YOUR CHILD'S ADOLESCENCE. Shannon McClintock Miller is the district teacher librarian at Van Meter Community School in Van Meter, Iowa. She blogs at Van Meter Library Voice and can be found on Twitter at @shannonmmiller. She also enjoys presenting, consulting, and making a difference in education.


8 Jun 2013

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Has Your Teen Developed The Basic Mental Skills for Academic Success?

The ability to focus and concentrate, to not get distracted, to handle two tasks at one time and the speed with which we process information are called cognitive skills. These skills are the fundamental tools required to do well academically. All totalled they are 70 skills and they determine how easy and fast learning with be for any teen. This segment discussed how these skills are developed and how they can be strengthened.


22 Dec 2010

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Worried Parents, Anxious Teens

When parent's concerns and good intentions go wrong the impact can be distressful for teens. Is your anxiety creating anxiety and avoidance behavior in in your tween? How can you avoid this? Follow: @janngumbiner, @tweenteacher, @LynnLyonsMSW, @DrReidWilson @bamradionetworkLynn Lyons is a psychotherapist and co-author with Reid Wilson of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children. Dr. Reid WIlson is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Heather Wolpert-Gawron is an award-winning middle school teacher in Los Angeles. Dr. Jann Gumbiner is a licensed psychologist specializing in child and adolescent psychology.


17 Jan 2014

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It's All About Me: Coping With the Teen Ego

Are today's teens more self-centered than past generations? How do you know if a teen is overly self-absorbed? Is it just a passing developmental stage or a troubling condition we need to address? What are the implications of extreme focus on self in young people? If you've struggled with a teen who thinks life is all about them, you'll want to tune in to this segment for understanding and help.W. Keith Campbell, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and author of The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement (with Jean Twenge). Ugo Uche is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Arizona. His experience in the field of counseling has been through his work with juveniles with the Texas Youth Commission, and currently with In Balance Ranch Academy.


15 Jun 2011

Rank #20