This week’s episode I speak with my guest Jaynay C. Johnson about all things teens and the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why. Did you know that your teen is suppose to be 13 in order to have social media?
Jaynay C. Johnson, MFT is an award-winning teen therapist, entrepreneur, author, and speaker. She owns Teen Talk, a premier therapy and educational company and the co-founder of The Black Brain Campaign. She was named in Huffington Post as one of the 10 black female therapists to know. She is a sought-after speaker on teen emotional issues. Featured as a media personality that has written or been featured by Black Enterprise, Thriveworks, Essence, Philadelphia Tribune, and more. She holds a BS degree from Delaware State University and a MA degree from LaSalle University. In 2017, Johnson was awarded the inaugural Phenomenal Women Award for her dedicated work with teenagers. Johnson served as the second woman to give a keynote speech at a high school since opening in 2009. Johnson is the author of Dear Teen Self: Tips to help teenage girls navigate adolescence and My Dear Teen Self: Guided Journal to help teens explore feelings/social scenarios.
Takeaways from this episode:
1) Teenagers aren’t terrible and they are seeking conversation.
2) It’s ok to engage with your teen and it’s important.
Where you can find Janay:
Resources and Books Mentioned:
Dear Teen Self: Tips to help teenage girls navigate adolescence
My Dear Teen Self: Guided Journal to help teens explore feelings/social scenarios.