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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 237

How to Build Emotional Intelligence in Your Teenager

with guest Dr. Melanie McNally

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | May 30, 2024 | 39:36 min.

The teenage years can be some of the most tumultuous and moody years of your kids’ lives. Dr. Melanie McNally, an expert in clinical psychology and teen mental health, shares her timely insights about raising emotional intelligent teenagers. Dr. McNally draws from her personal experiences, emphasizing the impact of her challenging relationship with her mother during her own teenage years. She unpacks the challenges that teenagers face in navigating their emotional landscape, particularly in today’s digital age and post-pandemic era. Learn how to understand and support teens’ emotional well-being and healthy relationships during this crucial stage of development.

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Dr. Melanie McNally

Melanie McNally, Psy.D., clinical psychologist, brain coach, speaker, and author of two books, The Emotionally Intelligent Teen: Skills to Help You Deal with What You Feel, Build Stronger Relationships, and Boost Self-Confidence and Helping Your Unmotivated Teen: A Parent’s Guide to Unlock Your Child’s Potential.

Dr. Melanie has emerged as a leading voice in clinical psychology and teen mental health. With a deep commitment to guiding Gen Zers toward their most authentic selves, she offers insights and strategies tailored to the unique challenges faced by today’s youth. Recognized nationally for her expertise, Dr. Melanie has been invited to the White House to discuss the paramount importance of teen mental health. She’s appeared in The Huffington Post, Parents Magazine, Business Insider, Fast Company, and more.

EPISODE NOTES

Raising emotionally intelligent teens is a journey filled with twists and turns. You’re not just shaping their present, you’re laying the groundwork for the future. So how can you help your teenagers be aware of their feelings and thoughts, regulate themselves, and develop interpersonal skills? Dr. Melanie shares her battle-tested strategies in this must-listen podcast.

In this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • Mastering emotional intelligence in teens so they are more resilient and adaptive. 
  • Cultivating strong interpersonal skills among teenagers, including empathy, communication, and conflict resolution. 
  • Nurturing self-regulation skills in adolescents to manage their emotions and impulses effectively, better handle stress, make wise decisions, and exercise self-control.

 

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