Parenting Your Teens Podcast: Episode 1

Introduction to the Parenting Your Teens Podcast.


Teen mental health help.

Welcome to the Parenting Your Teens podcast. I'm your host, Chris Taylor, and I am super excited to be starting this podcast and sharing with you the information that I've gathered over the last 15 years of working with teens and their families. 


A teen expert.

A little bit of background on me, so yeah, I've been working with teens and their families for about 15 years. Over that time I've done a ton of stuff, I've worked in all-boys academic programs, girls residential programs, a lot of that time was spent in administration, I spent some time building programs for Santa Clara County as well as Sacramento County. I also sat on a steering committee that informed the service delivery model to make mental health services more teen-friendly, and as part of that I had to supervise other staff and make those recommendations that I thought were the best. 


So anyways enough about me, I'm just, again, really excited to be sharing 15 years of knowledge of working with some of the hardest teens. 


And my whole goal behind this is really all about giving you practical solutions to the real life challenges that you're facing. None of this is fluff, none of this sort of canned responses; this is all about what works, what works now, and what I have seen work day in and day out in my practice over a long period of time. 


Real parent questions about their teens answered.

So the format of this is going to be kind of cool, it's going to be basically me answering a question a week. So there's an email address -, and you can send any question you have to that email address. And I'm going to pick kind of the best or most relevant ones that I think will apply to the largest group of people. But please, don't hesitate to send those in, because I think it's going to be super cool to read all of your questions. And like I said, you never know if yours is going to be the one that gets picked. 


So again, this is just kind of the intro to what the Parenting Your Teens podcast is going to be. And I just really am excited, because I know you're going to get so much value out of it, and you're going to learn so much that's going to help you on your journey of parenting teenagers, which we all know is not the easiest journey to be on. So before we get started on all of that, I just really want to commend you for even being at this place to receive this information and be open to trying maybe some new tactics or a different way. 


And like always, we end every podcast with just a reminder, if you would like more information on ending defiance and disrespect in your teen - go ahead and jump on the website, and there you can get a free training and a ton of other valuable information. So again, thank you for visiting. And we'll see you on episode one. All right, thanks. 


About Christopher Taylor, MFT

Christopher Taylor, MFT is a teen expert, therapist, author, and speaker with 16 years of experience working with teens and families. He provides teen and family therapy services in Folsom, Granite Bay, El Dorado Hills and surrounding areas. Chris is the author and creator of the Back to Basics: Tayloring Your Teen For Success Program, consisting of the book, workbook and online course.