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The Gap in Support for Parents of Teens with The Parent Compass and Guests, Susan Borison and Stephanie Silverman

Episode Summary

In this episode of The Parent Compass on SmartSocial, Cindy Muchnick and Jenn Curtis interview Susan Borison and Stephanie Silverman, co-founders and editors of the Your Teen Media platform, who chat about the gap in support for parents of teens that led them to create their valuable platform. They dive into their thoughts on raising tweens and teens, offering wisdom gleaned from parenting a combined 8 of their own.

Episode Notes

We learn from the co-founders the history of this platform, where it began, and how it grew from 2007 until today. Parenting then (pre-social media) was too “judgy and preachy”; Your Teen didn’t want to be that to its followers. Instead, the founders sought to offer real, honest support, showing the rough spots and addressing the truth in their mission with articles by a team of real parents and parenting experts. The women discuss the complexities of raising middle school girls in particular and how they arm parents with information in advance of arriving at that delicate parenting stage, and about some dos and don’ts involved in the college process.

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