This American Life Episode 341: How to Talk to Kids

This weekend’s edition of This American Life is a must-listen for anyone with kids or teenagers or anyone who ever interacts with kids or teenagers. Here’s what they talk about:

A raunchy comedian gets booked on a tour…of kids’ sleep-away camps. A middle-aged woman grapples with right and wrong in talking to her teenage daughter about her sexuality. Plus, other stories of adults trying to learn the language of children.

They start out talking with kids about inept adults’ attempts at starting conversations. Scroll down below the picture, and there’s a link for a free download of the episode.

Go take a listen, and then come back and let us know what you think – good and bad – in the comments.

About Karen Rayne

Dr. Karen Rayne has been supporting parents and families since 2007 when she received her PhD in Educational Psychology. A specialist in child wellbeing, Dr. Rayne has spent much of her career supporting parents, teachers, and other adults who care for children and teenagers.

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  1. This long episode is the best testimonial ever to the pleasure of sex.

    Why? Because sex would have to be just mind-blowingly pleasurable in order for anyone to ever run the risk of having a child, a child someone will someday need to talk to!

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