Podcasts (Teen)

Robert Tudisco
April 4, 2017

Disability advocate, attorney and motivational speaker Robert Tudisco discussed the difficult transition from high school to college for students diagnosed with ADHD & LD on April 4, 2017 at the Westport Library.

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Abby Siegel
November 21, 2016

Abby Siegel, a college entrance consultant and founder of Abby Siegel & Associates, presented "Myths vs. Facts In the College Admissions Process" on November 21, 2016.

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Ray Kotwicki, MD, MPH
October 6, 2016

Psychiatrist Ray Kotwicki, MD, MPH, chief medial officer at Skyland Trial treatment facility, addressed challenges faced by students during college on October 6, 2016.

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Healing Through Art & Words
September 12, 2016

Authors Nora Baskin (nine, ten: a 9/11 Story), Gae Polisner (The Memory of Things), Jewell Parker Rhodes (Towers Falling), Wendy Mills (All We Have Left) and Lauren Tarshis (I Survived series) discussed coping with tragedy through a writer’s lens and their new books for middle grades and young adults at the Westport Library on September 12, 2016. 

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Keith Berman
May 17, 2016

Keith Berman of Options for College presented how to use your passions to your advantage on May 17, 2016. 

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Amy Estersohn
April 11, 2016

Amy Estersohn, a former admissions officer, addressed the major questions college admissions officials ask when they read an application on April 11, 2016.

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Donna Brown
March 29, 2016

Clinical nutritionist Donna Brown discussed how to eat and hydrate to build stamina, endurance, strength and speed on March 31, 2016. 

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Follow Your Interests to Find the Right College
March 10, 2016

Authors Janet Marthers and Paul Marthers shared their guide, Follow Your Interests to Find the Right College on March 10, 2016. 

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How to Raise an Adult
February 26, 2016

A discussion of the book How to Raise An Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims, facilitated by professionals from Westport's Positive Youth Development Initiative. Learn about strategies for parents to help children become more resilient and self-sufficient, so they may successfully navigate adulthood on their own from February 26, 2016.

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Paige Rawl
September 8, 2014

Author Paige Rawl discussed her memoir, Positive. After she disclosed to a friend her HIV-positive status to her best friend in confidence, word spread and within hours the relentless barage of bullying began. From that moment forward, every day was like walking through a minefield. Then one night, desperate for escape, fifteen-year-old Paige found herself in her bathroom staring at a bottle of sleeping pills. That could have been the end of her story. Instead, it was only the beginning. Paige's memoir calls for readers to choose action over complacency, compassion over cruelty—and above all, to be Positive.

Photo Credit by Phyllis Groner

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