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  • 028 How Teens Can Get Parents to Hear Them

    Do your teens need better communication skills—especially when they are wanting something from you? In this podcast I interview Laura Lyles Reagan who is a family sociologist with more than 30 years of experience in practical youth development and parenting coaching. She holds a Masters......

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  • #027 How to Beat Anxiety

    Do you feel like you worry about your teen 24/7? Does your son and daughter seem to always be stressed? Ready to dial down the worry and the stress! In this episode I interview Jodi Aman, who has been a psychotherapist for over 20 years. Jodi......

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  • #026 Embodied Mom: Support your teen in being “body positive”

    Has your daughter ever eaten a big bag of Cheetos and then fifteen minutes later run out of the room and screamed, “I’m so fat.” Monitoring teenage girls and their food choices can be tough for moms. You can tell your daughter is struggling with......

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  • #025 Why You Need A Long-Term Perspective

    Why do you need a long-term perspective when parenting a teenager? The answer comes from the final Chapter in my book, Dial Down the Drama: Reducing Conflict and Reconnecting with Your Teenage Daughter. It’s important to remember that we were once teenagers and we did......

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  • #024 How to be Your Daughter’s Dream Maker

    “How to be your daughter’s (or son’s) dream maker” is a complicated question.  Your daughter or son may not know what they want to be when they grow up. Your son is set to get a scholarship for baseball in college but he decides his......

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  • #023 How to Recapture Your Life

    Have you ever felt like everyone in your family is driving your life? I had one mom tell me, “I feel like I’m my daughter’s personal assistant. I wish I had one!” This episode is the practical “how to’s” on how to recapture your life which......

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  • #22 What Your Teen Needs to Thrive

    What does your son or daughter need to thrive? This is an important question for both you and your teen. The answer is sometimes personal to your own taste, but often it is applicable to all of us. This is especially true for teens. One......

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  • #21 How to Discipline Your Teen

    “You can’t tell me what to do!” Let’s face it disciplining a defiant teen is challenging. Because parents often feel powerless when it’s two hours past curfew,  we can be flooded with a whole array of emotions. At this point we are not thinking clearly.......

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  • #20 How Good Moms Become Drama Mamas

    How Good Moms Become Drama Mamas is the title of Chapter 8 in my book Dial Down the Drama: Reducing Conflict and Reconnecting with Your Teenage Daughter. In the previous podcast (which comes from Chapter 7) I discuss why teens are hardwired for drama. However,......

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  • #019 Getting Ready for Finals With Neha Gupta

    It’s easy to see why moms and teens can fight more during the month of May. Neha Gupta, Founder of Elite Private Tutors, gives us tips and tricks on surviving the month of May with our overwhelmed, stressed out teens with finals and how to......

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  • #018 Why Your Teen is Hard-Wired for Drama

    Have you ever had a “What was she thinking moment?” If you have then you are going to want to listen to this podcast and see why her dramatic flair ups and disrespect aren’t personal. This is the seventh episode in my Dial Down the......

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  • #017 How to Like Your Daughter Again

    How to Like Your Daughter Again comes from the sixth chapter in Dial Down the Drama: Reducing Conflict and Reconnecting with Your Teenage Daughter. “Is it possible to have a healthy relationship with your teen?” “And what does that even look like?” This is the million......

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  • #016 How to Reclaim Your “I Feel Good” Energy

    Today’s episode in my Dial Down the Drama series comes from the fifth chapter in my upcoming book that will be released this November 2015. It takes a lot of energy to protect, nurture, and guide your teenager. And this is only one facet of......

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  • #015 Why Your Clarity Matters

    This episode in my Dial Down the Drama series comes from the fourth chapter in my upcoming book that will be released this November 2015.  Today we are going to discuss why your clarity matters. Your clarity is huge. Without it you can’t parent effectively......

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  • #014 Why Moms and Daughters Can’t Get it Right All the Time

    This podcast comes from the third chapter in Dial Down the Drama: Why Moms and Daughter’s Can’t Get it Right All the Time, which will be published at the end of October 2015. No mom or daughter can get it right all the time, but we......

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  • #013 What Fear Does to You and Your Daughter. . .And What You Can Do About It

    The podcast today comes from the second chapter of my upcoming book Dial Down the Drama. Today we are going to address fear and how this impacts you, your teen, and your parenting. There are no shortage of things that we can worry about. Will......

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  • #012 Are You All Mothered Out?

    Are you feeling “All Mothered Out”? You are definitely not alone. This has become a cultural phenomenon for women. In this podcast you will learn why so many moms feel “All Mothered Out” and how you can turn that around. This is the first podcast......

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  • #011 Clothing Police or Style Icon with Catherine Cassidy

    Does your daughter feel like you are the clothing police? Well you are not the only one. This is definitely one of the hot topics for mothers and daughters. (and not in a good way.) You give her constructive criticism. “That dress doesn’t look good......

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    #010 How Smart Self Care Shifts You from Tired to Inspired Mom

    A new school year is starting. This is a great time to ask yourself how you want this year to be different. One way this year can be different is how you take care of YOU. It is very common for moms to feel guilty......

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  • #009 Could Your Teenager be Sexting?

    No parent wants to believe their middle school teen (or younger) is sexting. Maybe it’s not your teen, but it’s the teen culture. One thing that moms don’t think about, is that your teen may not be an initiator of the sexting but could easily......

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  • #008 Hormone wars! What do you do when midlife meets middle school???

    One of the things we deal with that doesn’t get talked about very often is what the hec you do when your teenaged daughter gets psycho hormonal and you’re in the middle of perimenopause. This combination can be explosive and put even the best of mom/daughter......

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  • #007 Drugs, Alcohol and the Teenage Brain: What Moms Need to Know

    Your son or daughter is swimming in a teen culture of drugs and alcohol. Because of this you can’t help but worry. Today my dear friend Julia Wolf answers your questions about the impact of drugs and alcohol on your teen. Julia is a seasoned......

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  • #006 Why Moms Need To Be Blessed To Be A Blessing

    I recently talked to a local church about why moms need to feel blessed to be a blessing. Moms frequently feel anything but blessed. They feel stressed, anxious, blah, resentful, and give up on feeling good. This is totally understandable. In fact our brains have......

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  • #005 Why Tutors Can Make Mom’s Life Easier with Neha Gupta

    School is winding down, but the stress is amping up. Finals are around the corner and the pressure is on. It’s easy to find yourself in a battle mode with your teen around studying and homework. When you add stress to the mix, it’s easy......

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  • #004: I Believe in You

    The greatest gift you can give your teenage son or daughter is to believe in them. The real question is–what do you believe about them? And what you believe, boils down to what you focus on. If you focus on their good qualities and you......

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  • #003: What Moms Need to Know

    In this show I talk about the number one reason moms don’t enjoy their life and their teens. Believe me there are lots of reasons moms don’t enjoy the teenage years, but I believe the core reason for this is what I call Powerless Parenting......

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  • #002: Why Power Your Parenting?

    In this show you’ll learn how I define the POWER in parenting, in contrast to the counterfeit of true power which is force. Many moms feel powerless instead of empowered in their parenting. One big reason for this is fear. When your teen is out......

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  • #001: Introduction / What to Expect

    Welcome to the very first Power Your Parenting Moms with Teens Podcast. I am so happy that you are here listening to my very first show. This is a gathering place for moms to be encouraged, nurtured and inspired. Also, you’ll learn the latest in......

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