Moms of Tweens and Teens

What Gen Z Wants Us to Know About the Teen Years, Interview with Zach Gottleib

June 07, 2023 Episode 82
Moms of Tweens and Teens
What Gen Z Wants Us to Know About the Teen Years, Interview with Zach Gottleib
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Show Notes

Welcome to the show today, and I’m so glad that you’re joining me.

If you have a tween or teen, I know without a doubt that there are days when you say to yourself, “What are they thinking?!”

One day I woke up, and I had an alien living in my house. This was my first rodeo with a tween, and it felt like things changed overnight. I had no idea what I was doing. And on top of that, my daughter wasn’t talking as much. She began fighting to be independent and became moody and wasn’t wanting to go to school. I didn’t understand what was going on or how to talk to her.

Today I have a very special guest joining us. Zach Gottlieb, who is an amazing 17-year-old who is the founder of Talk With Zach.

Zach has created this Gen Z movement and community to provide a safe space where teens don’t feel alone in what they’re going through. He openly talks about relationships coping with emotions and inspires mental well-being and to make the world a better place. His motto:
“We can’t change what we don’t talk about.”

I can’t wait for you to hear what Zach has to share about what kids today want their parents and other adults to know about how their generation is doing—and the best ways to support them. And perhaps most crucially, we'll delve into the mental health crisis among teens and what Gen Z wants older generations to truly understand.

As parents, we often assume we know what's important to our kids, but what might we be missing? It's time to listen, learn, and bridge the gap.

Let’s jump right in!

What you will learn: 

  • What’s the worst thing you can do to your teen when they confide in you?
  • What are some of the things teens want to talk about?
  • Why Zach says parents should stop sharing viral college acceptance videos. 
  • What do most teens today want their parents and other adults to know about how their generation is doing—and the best ways to support them? 
  • What does Gen-Z want older generations to know about the mental health crisis among teens right now?
  • As parents, we think we know what is important to our kids, but what might we be missing?

Where to find Zach:

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