Podcast

#033 What is a Successful Mom

[caption id="attachment_4392" align="alignright" width="424"] A young female car driver adjusts the rear view mirror with her hand.[/caption] Why is it that you can be a CEO of a company and feel on top of the world and yet a sassy teenager can bring you to your...

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#030 Are You a Worried Mom or a Reflective Mom

Every mom worries. You can't eliminate worry. Parenting a teen gives you endless things to worry about. Worry can be useful if it leads to effective action. But too often worry is just wasted energy. It doesn't lead to solutions it just leads to...

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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 in...

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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 is also...

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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 a...

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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 senior year...

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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 frequent...

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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. This...

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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

[caption id="attachment_3010" align="alignnone" width="851"] The month of May can be a stressful month for both moms and teens. What do you do when your teenage son or daughter lies on the sofa playing on their phone when they  should be studying?. What is your role...

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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 Drama...

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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 dollar question....

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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 your...

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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 or...

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