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  • #041 “Everyone Else is Doing It — So Why Can’t I?”

    Has your teen ever said anything like, “Mom you are the only one who won’t let me . . .” or “Everyone else is doing it so why can’t I . . .?” If they have, congratulations you have a normal teenager. Teens from all......

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  • #040 Why Curiosity Makes you a Better Parent

    In this episode we’ll discuss why curiosity makes you a better human being and parent. You’ll learn how healthy curiosity dials down the drama, and improves your relationship with your teen. Healthy curiosity is the secret ingredient to a well-lived life. Curiosity makes us feel......

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  • #039 Mother’s Day Plus: Why Mom’s Need More Than a Day!

    I hope that Mothers’ Day was all that you hoped it would be. But if you ended up disappointed, you are definitely not the only one. Heres the problem with Mother’s day. I think you come to that day with huge expectations that your kids......

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  • #038 New Social Anxiety in Teens: Apps, Selfies, and Smart Phones

    Whenever I speak to moms I tell them, “This is one of the most challenging times to raise a teen.” A huge reason for this is navigating through the treacherous waters of cell phones, social media, and internet with teenagers. Most parents are blind sided......

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  • #037 The Maturity Gap: Why This Frustrates Moms

    I think what’s challenging and perplexing about parenting is that your child/ teen can feel like a moving target—or you could say a growing target. You feel like you finally have mastered one stage and then your teen grows out of it and you are......

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  • #036 Are You Too Hard or Too Soft on Your Teen?

    I hear parents second guess themselves saying things like, “I wasn’t hard enough on him,” or ” I was too soft on her.” And what they are really talking about is their parenting approach in regards to discipline. The challenge about parenting is “one approach......

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  • #035 How to Raise Creative Teens

    How do you foster your child/teen’s creativity? Expressing your creativity through art, dance, writing, film and music is an excellent way to develop the teenage brain. The brain is having a major growth spurt during the teenage years. It is a season where you use......

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  • #034 Help for Moms with Strong Willed Daughters

    My friend sent me a post that said, “Check on your friends with strong willed daughters. We are not ok.” I laughed but what really struck me is how many thousands of moms had shared it. Obviously it struck a chord. A strong willed daughter......

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  • #033 How to Handle the Big Breakup

    You need to be prepared when your teen has their first big break up. Parents see the worst version of their teen after a breakup. This makes it hard for you to help your teen and console them. They are angry and shut down. They......

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  • #033 What is a Successful Mom

    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 knees. Why is it that moms of middle school and high school teens rarely wake up......

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  • #032 Journaling: Connect to Your Inner (Parenting) Wisdom

    In this episode I interview my friend and colleague Angela Caughlin, MA. Angela is an expert on how journaling can help you find your inner parenting wisdom. She has lived her message. When recently widowed she had to raise three children by herself. Angela has......

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  • #031 How to Have the Hard Conversations with Your Teen

    What do I mean by a hard conversation? Basically it’s any conversation your teen doesn’t want to have with you—and there are a-lot of those. In this episode I give you 5 key elements to help you have a (successful) hard conversation with your teen.......

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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 more......

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  • #029 Fifteen Minutes a Day Can Change Your Relationship with Your Teen

    Power Your Parenting: Moms with Teens is back. This is going to be an exciting year. I have lined up some great guests and of course I will be sharing some practical parenting tips and sharing current research on teens. One of my primary goals......

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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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