Every single time I’ve interviewed Dr. Ken Ginsburg, my life has changed for the better. And well, the life of my kids, too. So, you can guess how excited I was to sit down with him and chat about his newest book about parenting teens: Congrats, You’re Having a Teen. It really is the most comprehensive book he’s done to date, packed full of super helpful tips, tricks, advice, and… research and presented in a way that just makes sense.

We’re such fans of Dr. Ginsburg’s work that we’re actually now mission partners with the Center for Parent and Teen Communication, which he co-founded. All that means is that we truly believe in the work that they’re doing to help change the way people approach parenting teenagers.

Now, onto this episode. You can listen to it right now, but also, be sure you’re a Spawned subscriber so you never miss an episode!

Topics we cover in this episode

Ken Ginsburg on Spawned with Kristen and Liz

Where all the myths about teens came from.

Why we need to stop using the phrase “surviving the teen years,” and why we need to look at it as an “opportunity.”

Do our teens really still need us?

When to jump in, and when to let them handle things.

Why parenting teens involves a lot at looking at ourselves.

What to do if you’ve created distance between yourself and your teen.

And a whole lot more. 

About our sponsor: Camp Tuku

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If you have a child aged 6-14, Camp Tuku is where “nature meets joyful minds.” This exceptionally beautiful sleepaway camp rests on 1,000 acres of pristine wilderness in the Catskill Mountains of New York, surrounded by stunning lakes, breathtaking waterfalls, and miles of hiking trails.

Camp Tuku’s activities are designed to engage the whole child — mind, body, and heart. That means their weeklong session will be packed with aquatics and boating, archery, hiking, crafts, drama, team building, innovations, and STEAM activities, and more — while a focus on mindfulness also incorporates mindfulness practices to help kids develop resilience, empathy, focus, gratitude, confidence, and resourcefulness.

At the end of the day, they get to settle down in beautifully modern bunks, with children their age from all over the country, some of whom may turn out to be friends for life.

Learn more about Camp Tuku in Hugenot, New York through this link. And sign them up for a one-week session today!
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