Understanding Teen Relationships and Self-Talk with Jody Mcquitty

Kids These Days need us to Make Words Matter for good

Jul 10 2023 • 34 mins

Ever wonder how relationships, especially those of teenagers, are being affected in the midst of the COVID pandemic? Our guest, licensed clinical social worker Jody Mcquitty, is the guest of this special replay episode to unravel the intricacies of teen relationships during these challenging times. Lending her expertise, she shares the importance of maintaining these connections for adolescents and offers her unique strategies. Drawing on her years of experience, she opens up about guiding teenagers towards meaningful conversations and self-discovery, turning this time of uncertainty into a period of growth.

Now, let's talk about a common problem plaguing our teens - negative self-talk. It can be a damaging factor, especially during the formative years of middle school, high school, and college. But how do we challenge it? How do we replace it with truth? Jodi comes to our rescue yet again, providing her tactics to help clients transition from self-deception to self-acceptance. She emphasizes the role parents can play in shifting the dialogue around body image, fostering a healthier self-perception. So join us as we navigate through the world of teenage relationships, self-talk, and body image in these trying times.