Gen Z Mental Health: Lori & Zach Gottlieb on Supporting Teen Boys

Gen Z Mental Health: Lori & Zach Gottlieb on Supporting Teen Boys

Gen Z Mental Health: Lori & Zach Gottlieb on Supporting Teen Boys

The Man Enough Podcast - August 21, 2023 - 1:11:57

For the first time, we welcome a teen boy talking to teen boys about positive masculinity. Through his platform “Talk with Zach”, Zach Gottlieb is connecting Gen Z teens globally on mental health challenges. He joins us with his mother Lori Gottlieb, renowned psychotherapist, bestselling author and podcast host, to share how parents and teens can find paths to better health and communication together. Drawing from Lori's expertise, explore gender-specific therapy approaches and learn how parents can create secure emotional spaces for their sons. Zach provides insights on social media's impact on mental health and relationship building among teens. Tune in for actionable tips on how to nurture the boys and young men in your life, with an approach that will feel more comfortable to them. Watch this episode on YOUTUBE: up for the Man Enough newsletter to get full video episodes and positive masculinity news every Monday: Man Enough Podcast is produced by Wayfarer Studios and presented by Procter and Gamble, in partnership with Cadence13, an Audacy company.Timecodes: 02:50 - Introducing Zach & Lori Gottlieb05:22 - Zach wants to model vulnerability for young boys 07:18 - “Enoughness” is a cultural belief, not an emotion09:25 - Social media has created a culture of isolation12:25 - Why do teenage boys like men like Andrew Tate?16:10 - How Lori and Zach practice open communication at home24:26 - Our society emotionally stunts young boys31:50 - The modern man is working to be the dad he didn't have36:44 - Jamey believes in teaching resilience39:34 - Tips to communicating with your teenager47:15 - Zach has a village of male role-models53:20 - Men, and the fear of 'failure'1:00:28 - Boys contain the capacity for great emotional depthQuotes:"I think sharing and being vulnerable, that's hard...that's harder to me than keeping everything inside. I think going against the culture, that's very difficult. That's the strength. Vulnerability, to me, is the strength." - Zach Gottlieb“I’ve noticed that people of all genders need to be talking more…" - Zach Gottlieb“You’re not resilient because you avoid your emotions, you’re resilient because you can sit with your discomfort and know you’ll survive” - Lori GottliebSupport Man Enough Man Enough Newsletter: Enough book: Will Be Human book: Follow The HostsJustin Baldoni Justin: +1 (310) 845-6909Liz Plank Heath #men #masculinity #genz #genx #parent #son #parenthood #teenager #mentalhealth #socialmedia #relationships

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