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Wouldn’t it be great if everything here at Talking to Teens could be free? We think so too. But take a moment to look around you.

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Hear any “messages from our sponsors”?


We are researchers, not business moguls. We firmly believe that science shouldn’t be biased by the need to sell advertisements or land corporate sponsorships. So the site runs similar to PBS or NPR. We rely on people like you to support us.

But unlike PBS and NPR we don’t have a huge organization with massive resources and infrastructure. There’s no bureaucracy or “administrative costs” (whatever that means).

It’s just us…

A few researchers, a web developer, an audio engineer, a graphic artist, and a documentary film director.

We create informative, entertaining, original content and then parents all over the world who find our work valuable pledge a few dollars a month to support us.

If you decide to join, you’ll get instant access to our vault of professionally-produced interviews with top experts from around the world.

Every week we track down leading writers, researchers, therapists, and other parenting experts, mail them a microphone, and interview them about their work. Then our editor cuts the audio down, mixes and masters the recording, and ads music and transitions.

The short versions of these interviews are free to the public through the Talking to Teens Podcast, but the extended versions are only available to members.

Our members also get access to the Talking to Teens Forum, a private space for members to discuss various topics related to parenting teenagers. Ask questions, offer advice, share an interesting story…or just vent about your crazy teenager.

We won’t judge.

But, of course, the greatest benefit of all is that every member receives our eternal gratitude and thanks. And for one lucky member, someday, we might just show up at your door and give you a great big hug.

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Q: What if I made a mistake or suddenly decide I hate you and want my money back?
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Q: When/how can I cancel my subscription?
A: You can cancel any time. There is a link in your member profile. Or you can email me and I’ll get it done.

Q: Will you be doing any special events or meet ups for supporters in the future?
A: Yes! I hope to. Periodically, I travel for speaking engagements, academic conferences, and media appearances. When in various major cities, I’ll shoot emails to supporters in that area and have a little meet up (wine is usually involved).

Q: What will the money be used for?
A: While the site may appear to be a humble blog on the surface, it has become its own beast. Three of us work on it full-time and two other people part-time. The hosting bill including things like email servers, cyber security, storage, video hosting and so on, is well into the thousands each month. So yeah, your help is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions or concerns about membership that aren’t answered below, feel free to call or email us.
We’re happy to help!
( 323 ) 287 – 5448
[email protected]

About Andy
Andy Earle is a researcher at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he studies adolescent risk behavior and the role of parents in helping teens thrive. He publishes papers and speaks to groups of parents about the science of talking to teens. Reach him any time at [email protected]
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