My friend James Sertin, a previous colleague from Monkton Senior School and I have recently released our first season of podcasts. These can be found at www.talkingteenagers.co.uk.
These podcasts are designed to help parents and pastoral leaders to support their teenagers in the best way possible in challenging times. The podcasts are all interviews with a series of experts in this field covering areas such as resilience, sex & relationships, online safety, gambling and many more.
It has been a very enlightening experience and one or two central themes have come to the fore. It is so important for parents and pastoral leaders to understand the world of the teenager these days. Too many of us hark back to what we went through and see the teenage world in the way that we went through it – it is a very different world today and social media and academic pressure is central. We need to support and understand young people and my sincere hope is that Season One of Talking Teenagers will help us all to get to grips with some of the more technical nuances of today’s world.
Do visit and share www.talkingteenagers.co.uk and we would love to hear your thoughts!