The Simplifying Teenage Podcast

Dr. Smita Dipankar - Teen Life Coach

As a teenager or young adult, you are in this exciting phase of life where you experiment and experience new things. And it is likely that you are overloaded with information, judgments, and confusion that are stealing away the fun from the magical years of your life. You are constantly navigating through a mix of unrealistic parental expectations, endless academic pressure, peer influence, and the perplexing world of social media. Through this podcast, we are providing you with the space, knowledge, and wisdom that can help you revive your originality, zest, and ability to take decisions and handle your daily life challenges with a fresh perspective. The host, Dr. Smita Dipankar, Teen Life Coach and Consultant Anaesthesiologist with 19+ years of experience in the field, is here to talk to you about everything from emotional well-being to self-esteem to elevating academic performance to developing critical thinking skills and more. Follow The Simplifying Teenage podcast to celebrate your magical years! Our mailing address is smita@forevermagicalteens.in read less
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Effective Study Techniques and Habits: How to Stay Focused on Your Studies During Exams?
Mar 14 2023
Effective Study Techniques and Habits: How to Stay Focused on Your Studies During Exams?
How are you performing in your exams? With the exam season in full swing, teenagers like you have a bag full of mixed emotions. Do you feel motivated on some days, but doubt, fear and panic easily creeps in on other days? Have you revised a particular chapter many times and felt tired to read it again or do you go blank while writing your exam papers? Well the answer lies in your studying techniques. Hello, I am your host Dr. Smita Dipankar and I shall answer your question of “How to stay focused on studies?” It all starts with creating a unique style of studying that aligns with you. If you feel tired of revising the same chapter repeatedly, then give yourself a surprise writing test and solve questions at the end of the chapter or try past papers. If you feel blank during exams, then start revising while writing. Most teenagers prefer reading while revising but writing is said to have a higher recall rate.  Listen to the entire episode to know why writing is one of the effective study techniques for you as compared to reading. I also share some more study tips and study habits that will help you to perform better.  To connect with Teenage Life Coach Dr. Smita, mail her at ⁠smita@forevermagicalteens.in⁠ Know more about her coaching programs at https://www.⁠forevermagicalteens.in  ***The Simplifying Teenage Podcast is brought to you by FOREVERMAGICALTEENS™ which provides coaching and counseling for teenagers and young adults to help them unlock their magical journey! Contact to know more at smita@forevermagicalteens.in or Whatsapp at +91 9372008696
Overcoming Exam Anxiety: Tips and Tricks for a Stress-Free Experience
Feb 28 2023
Overcoming Exam Anxiety: Tips and Tricks for a Stress-Free Experience
Do you dislike exams? Do you have exam anxiety? Also, if you feel like all your friends are pretty sorted but exams only make your life miserable, then this episode is for you. Hello, I am your host Dr. Smita Dipankar and today I want to tell you a secret. All your friends also feel the same way but everyone has a different threshold of quantifying misery and handling the situation.  To avoid feeling exam panic, you have to replace your anxious feeling with better feelings. You can simply do this by drinking water and with every sip acknowledging how you feel. Once you do that, go to the washroom and pee. While flushing, tell your mind that all your worries and sad feelings are also flushed. Now repeat the exercise of drinking water and replace it with happy memories. Then, do something that makes you happy like dancing or eating chocolate. Easy, right? Listen to the entire episode as I share various panic situations during exams of teenagers like you and the solutions I gave them. To connect with Teenage Life Coach Dr. Smita, mail her at smita@forevermagicalteens.in⁠ Know more about her coaching programs at https://www.⁠forevermagicalteens.in  Buy The book https://www.drsmitadipankar.com/book ***The Simplifying Teenage Podcast is brought to you by FOREVERMAGICALTEENS™ which provides coaching and counseling for teenagers and young adults to help them unlock their magical journey! Contact to know more at smita@forevermagicalteens.in or Whatsapp at +91 9372008696
Exams! What’s your story? - Your challenges around exams
Feb 14 2023
Exams! What’s your story? - Your challenges around exams
What’s your story with exams? Do you dislike exams or do you love them because they challenge you? Do you plan out a timetable and study hard before exams or do you simply procrastinate till the last minute to finish your course? If you feel anxious during your exams, then this episode is for you.  Hello, I am your host Dr. Smita Dipankar and I shall help you to feel confident and motivated during your exams. To start off - you have to explore your FTBA (feelings, thoughts, beliefs, actions) around exams. If you feel you are under pressure, stress or nervousness, then change your story. Stop getting stuck in the exam fear loop and accept that exams are a part of your student life. Try to replace feelings of doubt with confidence. Also, work ahead to avoid panic and see how your parents and teachers cannot stop praising you. Listen to the entire episode as I share a fun exercise that will help you to change your FTBA around exams. Download the Mindset Change FTBA Template PDF -  https://bit.ly/ftba-template  To connect with Teenage Life Coach Dr. Smita, mail her at smita@forevermagicalteens.in⁠ Know more about her coaching programs at https://www.⁠forevermagicalteens.in  ***The Simplifying Teenage Podcast is brought to you by FOREVERMAGICALTEENS™ which provides coaching and counseling for teenagers and young adults to help them unlock their magical journey! Contact to know more at smita@forevermagicalteens.in or Whatsapp at +91 9372008696
Welcome to The Simplifying Teenage Podcast!
Nov 29 2022
Welcome to The Simplifying Teenage Podcast!
Meet your host:   She is the Founder & CEO of Forevermagicalteens™ where she provides exclusive coaching programs and workshops for teens and young adults of 13-22 yrs of age.   She found her passion as a life coach for teenagers during her daughter’s teenage journey. The heartfelt connection she felt for every teenager and the happiness she experienced while guiding & supporting teenagers & their parents, lead her to become India’s first TeenWisdom.inc certified life coach for teen girls. She has a knack for being a teenager's best friend and many teen boys and girls trust and rely on her to seek solutions or simply talk to her to share their problems. Dr. Smita is also the Author of the book “Simplifying teenage” which is an easy and powerful practical guide to simplify the teenage journey exclusively for teenagers, parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches, and everyone who knows a teenager. The book was awarded 2nd ranking in the personal transformation category in LIFT awards 2022 and got featured among the top 10 books to read in November 2021 on Delhiwire. She along with her daughter founded the 1st teen club for girls in India named Forever magical teens club, which is a safe space where teen girls can meet, talk, share, support & enjoy being themselves without being judged. Dr. Smita was bestowed with the “Meticulous mentorship as a leader” award for her outstanding accomplishments as a change-maker in the field of education and parenting! She was felicitated with the “Supermom” award for her contributions in raising her daughter with the right values and shaping the future. Dr. Smita was felicitated as a “SHERO (She-hero)” on Woman’s Day 2022 and recognized for her outstanding community spirit, leadership, and contribution to society. She is a speaker at an event by TEDx Rambaug on Mental health issues. She is the Co-founder of Skillistaan™, an online platform for every girl & woman, to collaborate & form a Community of Expertise in different fields to upgrade their Life skills. At Skillistaan™, they empower women, who in turn empower each other, with tips, techniques, and training in the three most important skills that every girl & woman must master for HERSELF to live a happy, relaxed and successful life. These skills are Emotion Management, Relationship Management, and Wealth Management. Dr. Smita has been invited by prestigious institutions, television shows, and media houses for events and lectures as a guest speaker on teenage counseling and parenting teens. To know more about her teen coaching programs visit www.forevermagicalteens.in The Simplifying Teenage Podcast is brought to you by FOREVERMAGICALTEENS™ To connect, drop a mail at smita@forevermagicalteens.in To connect over call or What's app at +919372008696