Teen popularity was the discussion for the last Expressive Mom Show, and David and Jonathan Bennett were be interviewed and shed some light on the topic. David Bennett is a teacher at a private high school in Ohio, with over ten years of teaching experience. He is also an author and speaker. His writings are read over a million times a year online, and have been referenced in many media outlets, including the New York Times, Huffington Post, and the BBC. He graduated with a Masters degree from Emory University in 2002. Drawing on personal experience in the classroom, and scientific research into the science of social success and popularity, he speaks, consults, and leads classes related to dating, relationships, and social skill development in the central Ohio area. When working with teens and their parents, he addresses topics such as overcoming shyness, making friends, and anti-bullying. He is the author of six books, including The Teen Popularity Handbook.
Jonathan Bennett is a writer, consultant, and business owner whose online content is read, watched, and accessed by over 1.5 million people a year. He has co-authored six books, and is an in-demand speaker and consultant. He is an administrator at a drug treatment facility, certified counselor, and professor. He has partnered with Dating Directions/Affinity Matchmaking, the largest matchmakers in the Columbus, Ohio metro area, helping men, women, and their kids become more confident and attractive through consulting, public speaking, classes, and writing. With teens, he primarily focuses on social skills development, anti-bullying efforts, positive leadership, and raising self-esteem. Listen to the podcast below.