091: Navigating the Two Worlds of Your Teenager

with Sonya Karras & Sacha Kaluri

All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother

[Abraham Lincoln]

The world of a teenager is a mystery to me, and since my eldest is only 8, I’m going to keep my head buried in the sand for a few years yet. But if you do have teens in the house, this episode is for you.

Australia’s most sought-after Motivational Speakers, Sonya Karras and Sacha Kaluri have five children between them and have been working with teenagers in schools and hosting live events for 17 years. They are Australia’s leading experts in a wide range of adolescent and family issues, and set up Australian Teenage Expo, the country’s largest youth educational event where they have hosted more that 55,000 people in the last 5 years.

As a result of working with young people on a daily basis, they realised there are two major elements of a teenagers life that comes into full bloom at the same time. Their social life and thoughts about their career. Sonya and Sacha’s experience and expertise in both these fields, led them to publish ‘The Two Worlds of a Teenager’, which we talk about today.

You may not think that partying and career go hand-in-hand for teenagers, but in today’s Social Media-driven world, they have a huge impact on each other. Today’s episode confirms that “the more choices, options and information a teenager is given, the more likely they are to make positive choices, especially when faced with a tricky situation.”

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