ManKind Podcast

131 - "Spare Me the Talk!" How to Understand and Support Teens with Jo Langford

December 09, 2023 ManKind Project USA
ManKind Podcast
131 - "Spare Me the Talk!" How to Understand and Support Teens with Jo Langford
Show Notes

Join us on the Mankind Podcast as we engage in a thought-provoking discussion with Jo Langford, a Master's level therapist and author who specializes in working with teens. This episode tackles some (uncomfortable) realities of teen sexual health and development, and emphasizes the importance of proactive education on topics such as puberty, sexuality, and healthy relationships. We talk about Jo's books "Spare Me the Talk" and how they offer valuable insights for parents, educators, and anyone interacting with teens.

As the conversation progresses, we venture into more challenging topics such as the influence of pornography on body image and we also discuss the double life many teenagers live, particularly in regards to pornography and technology, and the unique challenges this poses for parents. Jo offers practical advice on how to navigate these tricky conversations.

We also talk about the impact of social media influencers and the education system on teenage boys. We shed light on the negative implications of hyper-masculine influencers and discuss the need for healthy examples of masculinity. Wrapping up, we talk about the future, touching on Gen Z's proactive approach to global issues and their evolving understanding of gender. Join us as we learn, laugh, and navigate the beautiful complexity of teen life together.

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Spare Me the Talk! A Guide or girl-identified people.  LINK

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