You might think that once kids become teenagers and are more independent, they need you less, but they actually need you more than ever. In Episode 174, Christine interviews Mary Dell Harrington, co-author of Grown & Flown, about raising teens.
In Episode 173 Christine and I highlight some of our favorite responses—and some very cool things we learned from listeners—from the comment thread on our Summer of Self Question of the Week: “What is one thing you have done for yourself—and delighted in—this summer?”
In Episode 172 Christine interviews Laura Fuentes about back-to-school food sanity. They cover both practical and emotional ground around meal planning, picky eaters, and general mealtime negativity. The goal: bringing sanity to breakfast, lunch, and dinner as our kids head back to school.
The less-structured nature of summer can be wonderful, but it can also make it hard to prioritize your own needs and interests. In Episode 171, Christine and I talk about our collective desire, need, and intention to put ourselves back in the center.
Technology is both wonderful and complicated, and the complications grow exponentially as screens go from educational or entertainment “playback” for younger kids to digital eco-system and social “livelihood” for tweens and teens. In Episode 170, Christine interviews Julianna Miner about her new book, Raising A Screen-Smart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in the Digital Age. Christine and Julianna talk about how to decide when to get your kid a phone, kids and digital affirmation, modeling good tech behavior, teaching kids social skills, identifying digital addiction, and understanding digital mentorship.
Happy 4th, friends! In Episode 169, Christine and I dig into the Edit Your Life inbox with a listener mailbag episode where we answer your questions about relationships, social media, and money.