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Collin Kartchner is the Founder of #SavetheKids and speaks 300-500/year to schools, parents, educators and communities about the negative affects of screentime, social media, gaming, and pornography on our kids and how protect your kids mental health from this technology. He has been invited to speak at Nike, Adidas, 100's of schools and colleges, and TEDx SaltLakeCity. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said, "Collin is a WARRIOR for our kids."
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Detective Kelly Zierse is a detective for the Internet Crimes Against Children department, a job I don't think most people could handle. Prior to this he was the school resource officer at a large high school for 7 years, and saw all the effects that smart phones had on teenagers. Bullying, sex crimes, weapon offenses, drug deals on Snapchat, threats of violence, the list goes on. An important episode to help parents understand what's really going on in schools thanks to social media and smart phones, and why we need to rethink allowing smart phones on campus. 
TikTok... everything you need to know as a parent about this dumpster fire app. Just listen :) Click HERE for my article on TikTok posted to Protect Young Eyes. 
Today's episode I share 10 reasons why kids/teens are more anxious today and guess what? None of them are the kids' fault. We are accidentally yet willfully creating an entire generation of emotionally fragile, low self-esteem kids, but it's not too late to turn things around. Also, more updates on Instagram's continual turning a blind eye to their pedophile accounts and more on kids getting sexually extorted on Snapchat. For parents wanting to build strong, resilient, little fire-breathing dragons, this episode is for you. 
Instagram, Snapchat, Tiktok, all a sexual predators best friends. Yubo, Loom, Omegle, these places are Disneyland for pedophiles. Sex traffickers disguised as "Sugar Daddies" looking to give your daughter money? Check. Moms finding out their church-going daughter is selling nudes on Snapchat? Check. This episode I share how pedophiles use social media to sexually exploit children, how Snapchat is still the reigning champ for worst app ever made, how TikTok is a total disaster, and how parents must start parenting again because tech companies are too busy making money to care. Want to help ensure your kids will not be another statistic? Stop giving them smart phones and social media until Silicon Valley is held accountable. This episode is intended for parents and mature audiences only as we discuss elements of sexual exploitation. 
What do you do when you find out your spouse has a pornography addiction? Today's episode I talk with Jolene Winn and her husband Rob from North Carolina as they share their story of hope for any couple out there fighting this battle in their home. Jolene now coaches other couples going through the same thing, check her out at jolenewinn.com 
It's 5:34am and I could not sleep. Just had to get this off my chest. If I, as part of the human race, don't do anything and everything I personally can do to slow the spread of a virus, so kids will be able to be back in school and doing online school at home, alone, on a laptop with access to the internet, where pedophiles and sexual predators are hunting them, then shame on me. I wear a mask for those kids. PS Hayes is my 10yr old nephew, that part cut off :) #savethekids 
One of the biggest mental health disasters created when we gave our kids access to social media was the onslaught of cyber-bullying. And when parents ask me, "Why are kids so mean to each other today?" I quickly point out "Kids? Have you been on adult Facebook lately?" We can't expect our kids to be kind, understanding, empathetic humans when that isn't be modeled for them by adults online and off. But dealing with bullies is both an art and science and my guest today started a mission to eradicate bullying by empowering the bullied so the bullies lose their power. Nate Webb is a high school counselor who like many of us was bullied growing up pre-Snapchat days, now working on a high school campus, who decided to better understand why bullying exists and made it his mission to help kids rise above. As we see what happens to an entire generation learning to communicate with other humans from behind the safety of a screen and a fake Instagram account, robbing kids of learning empathy, just another reason to delay giving your kids access to social media as long as possible. Follow him on Instagram @bulliesb.gone 
If your kid has a smart phone/device/X-box/PS4 any device that can access apps like Snapchat, Instagram, Tiktok or games like Minecraft, Roblox, and Fortnite, you need to listen to this episode. If your kids hang out at friend's/cousin's houses where those kids have smart devices/gaming consoles, you need to listen to this. I don't hold back the insight and info you need to know about how kids are being exposed, groomed, and then sextorted by sexual predators, what apps to be aware of, how to keep them safe, and more importantly, how to talk to your kids about it before and after they become victims. Also, how to talk to the other adults in your village/tribe so they're on the same page as you or out of your circle. Save the Kids. 
Today's episode I'm talking with a dad named Chad and his 16yr-old daughter McKinley down in Orange County California. Chad runs a very successful/busy financial firm Pacific Capital while also being the city treasurer, and still somehow manages to be an engaging and present father to his 5 kids. McKinley, a bright and successful soon-to-be-Junior who at 16 is thriving in academics, sports, and with friends, all while being smart-phone & social media free. I asked them both to come chat about how they've created this awesome relationship when so many other dads/daughters at this stage struggle. In a culture where the non-stop work grind to exhaustion is a symbol of affluence, the accumulation of more wealth, status, and stuff at the expense of our family relationships is suffocating our society, too many kids' emotional needs are being shoved aside for all the wrong reasons. This episode offers advice for parents who feel they've fallen into these traps and how to reprioritize and reconnect with the people who really matter. 
Deputy David Gomez was the school resource officer on a large high school campus in Boise, ID, for 7+ years. During that time he witnessed pretty much everything you can imagine on a high school campus. Officer Gomez created a pretty cool relationship with the students and parents and started a Facebook page giving eye-opening insight into the life of a high schooler thanks to smart phones and social media. This is a must listen for parents, teachers, school administrators, teenagers, etc. 
As a dad of 4 kids, one of my biggest goals is that they all believe in themselves. Self confidence and self-esteem is something I see this younger generation struggling with, when they are the brightest, most capable group of kids we've ever seen. Today's guest is Ceri Payen, M.Ed, is an expert on teaching confidence and helping raise kids who have a healthy amount of self-esteem to shine in this world. 
Today's episode is with Brooke Romney. Brooke is a mom of teenage boys, an educator, author, speaker, she has written for the Washington Post and other major media outlets. Today we're talking about parenting teenagers with tips on how to handle when they're not perfect (gasp) and more.Also Brooke, with me, are huge proponents of getting smart phones out of kids hands' during school--she's written much about the negative aspects of smart phones on elementary/middle school campuses and what parents can do to work with their school administrators to create healthy cell phone policies. This episode we dive into steps parents can take do do this the right way. Brooke shares so much good stuff on her Instagram @brookromneywrites or check out her website www.BrookeRomney.com 
If you're a father or a parent, I can't think of anything more devastating than losing your child. I met Jason in San Diego 18 months ago when he introduced me at a speech and told me his story. A successful businessman man, CEO of several companies, a problem solver who said he missed the signs of his awesome 14yr-old's depression, self-harm, and now in on a crusade to educate the masses. He started ChooseLife.org a non-profit helping raise awareness of teen suicide, helping parents see the signs and reconnect with their kids. Jason's documentary "Tell My Story" is coming out soon and is a must watch. He came with his film crew to a speech I gave in Lake Tahoe to 1000 Boy Scouts, we talked by the campfire after and cried together. Check out more on Jason's mission at Chooselife.org and don't miss his upcoming documentary "Tell My Story". 
Tessa Stuckey is a amazing teen therapist in Houston, TX, and new author of "For the Sake of Our Youth: A Therapist's Perspective on Raising Your Family in Today's Culture". This book is a must read for parents of pre-teens and current teens to help you understand how much today's culture is setting kids up for a mental health crisis. Tessa offers some excellent tips and guidelines to help raising mentally strong and emotionally stable teenagers. Her book is available on Amazon or her website www.TessaStuckey.com you can follow her on Instagram @themomtherapist
OCD. Whenever you hear about OCD your mind goes to people like Bob Wiley hyperventilating on a bus with a goldfish in a mason jar around his neck. TBH, that's what I thought OCD was. That's why I was so happy to have my guest today. Today's guest is Tia Wilson, a 21-year old bright college student who suffered from OCD since age 4. And finally just over a year ago she figured out she "wasn't just weird", she had a real disorder. Tia recently completed a 4-month of OCD outpatient treatment and taught me all about all the forms of OCD, what parents need to know, easily one of my favorite interviews I've done yet. We dive into her story and I will tell you this, every parent needs to hear this and your teenagers as well. Tia is now an OCD advocate and therapist in training, she shares amazing stuff about OCD and her journey and free info for teens on her Instagram @tortillawilson.
Second episode of Teen Talk is here and we had some serious fun. This time it's with recently graduated from high school student body president Riley and her neighbor (she calls her "little sister") Mia who will be entering 9th grade. Riley and Mia talk with me about life as a teenage girl today, dealing with school, boys, anxiety, parents, and a bunch of other stuff good for parents to listen to and teenage girls. 
What is the secret to happiness? Is it finding someone who loves you and never letting go? Blowing up the chalet of your enemies as you jetski away from the explosion? Microwaving a donut? I have no idea. But here's one tip I've done for the last 2 years that has helped me in 6 different ways, and it's sooooo easy. And fun. Get ready for a bunch of "Hey, did I offend you??" texts. It's time for some major spring cleaning. Do it for your sanity. 
Episode 10 is my interview with a dad and his teenage daughter, Brad and Victory Brockbank. We talked about what Brad did to raise an amazing daughter, and Victory gives some priceless insight in parenting and being a teenager today. 
This episode is awesome. Joe Dennis is a young and super hip Clinical Mental Health Counselor over at Mindful Counseling and an expert in trauma, meditation, teenage therapy and overall just a very interesting and kind human being. We talked about breathing, parenting, shame vs. guilt, how positive affirmations are bunk, how he loves working with older teen/younger dudes going through their "quarter life crisis", finding meaning and purpose in your young life, and a bunch more. This episode is for teenagers and parents of teens, college age men/women who feel stuck, anyone. I took 2 pages of notes listening to him, thanks Joe!For more info on Joe Dennis check him out on Instagram @joedennis.counsels. 
The first episode of Teen Talk where I interview the real experts on being a teenagers: actual teenagers. Kamden and Jonas are juniors in high school and have been best friends for years. We talked about life today as a teen, what's going on at high school, what parents are doing right and what they wish their parents did differently. Kamden's dad was in studio and jumps in about how to set up your home as a safe place for your teenager and their friends. 
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