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1,018 - Raising Teenagers

July 21st, 2014

Episode 111 of 489 episodes

It’s never too early to start preparing yourself for your children’s teenage years – or is it? Find out in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:31 Explanations: 3:41 Fast dialog: 18:34 Carl: Hi Marla, I’m really surprised to see you here. I didn’t know you had kids attending this high school. Marla: I don’t – not yet. I heard about this meeting and decided to attend. It’s best to be ready for those teenage years, don’t you think? Carl: Sure. Marla: I heard that the principal is going to talk about different ways to handle our teenagers as they start asserting their independence. I want to be prepared. Carl: That makes sense, I guess. Marla: I mean, more and more teenagers are rebelling by getting tattoos and piercings and experimenting with drugs. Carl: You’ve clearly done a lot of thinking about this. Marla: I’ve read a few books on the topic, about kids having to deal with peer pressure. It’s my job as a parent to set boundaries and be stricter if it’s called for and ease up when my child needs space. Carl: That’s all very insightful, but you have some time before all that comes into play, right? Marla: My little Lucas is already four years old. Who knows when he might start hanging out with the wrong crowd and being led astray. A parent has to be vigilant. Carl: Right. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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