Being a little socially awkward is a totally normal part of being a teen. But this week, a parent has contacted us asking how to boost their teen's confidence so she can interact with her peers better. And we hear about how calling you teen 'shy' might not be doing them any favours.
Plus, if you're doing everything right to instil body positivity in your kids, what can you do if the rest of the world is obsessed with dieting and sizes?
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Hosts: Dr Ginni Mansberg & Jo Lamble
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Producer: Emmeline Peterson
Audio Engineer: Rhiannon Mooney
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