Marianne is joined by her daughter Emma, along with Emma's friends Paige and Zoe, to talk about being a teenage girl today. From their views on pop culture phenomena like Paris Hilton, to their perspectives on sex and relationships, no topic is off limits. The girls give Marianne and listeners a revealing look at what things haven't changed from one generation to the next, and what things have changed more than many parents realize.
For the parent seeking advice on how to raise their teen, Marianne says you need to lay down a strong foundation of communication and respect earlier than you may think. In fact, Marianne says the relationship you establish with your children before the age of five will play a huge determining role in how your child behaves as a teen. Whether you're a working mom or a stay-at-home mom, Marianne stresses the importance of being emotionally present with your children throughout all stages of their lives.