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  • #080 Speak Life and See the Good in Your Teen

    In this episode I interview Kari Kampakis. She is author of the new book Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter. We dive into her book and explore ways to speak life and see the good in your......

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  • #079 What to Do With (Teen) Drama Thinking: “Everyone Hates Me”

    Does your teen tend to say extreme generalizations like “everyone at school is so fake”, “all the teachers are mean,” or “I have no friends.” These kind of statements can drive you crazy. You think your daughter is being so overdramatic or you think geez......

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  • #078 “MOM, Why Don’t You Trust Me!”

    Has your teen ever said to you, “Why don’t you trust me?” My guess is they have. This usually happens when you’ve questioned what your teen said, or you’ve said no to something he/she really wanted to do. When a teen says, “You don’t trust......

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  • #077 What’s Your Story?

    In this episode we explore the stories we tell ourselves and how they impact our lives and relationships. We have now lived in six months of uncertainty and this certainly has impacted us. And one huge way it impacts us is it shapes the stories......

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  • #076 Mom, Is There More For You?

    Is there more for you? In the teenage years you focus on your son or daughters future. You want them to have every opportunity possible and you’d sacrifice everything to make that happen. You want them to get the internship in Spain. You want them......

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  • #075 A Surprising Way to Be a Leader in Your Home

    In this episode we talk about a surprising way to be a leader in your home. My good friend Sue Ludwig and I were talking about Dr. Jill Bolte Taylors quote, “Please take responsibility for the energy you bring into the space,” and how this......

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  • #074 Are You A Reactive Or Responsive Parent?

    What is the difference between a reactive parent and a responsive parent? Why does this matter? This distinction can change your life, your family and your relationship with your teen. If you want to create a secure attachment with your teen you want to be......

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  • #073 Stand Up To Sexting

    How do you safeguard your teens from Sexting? To answer this question I interview two experts. Heather Boynton who is a mother of four (three who are currently teens) and is a professor of Child Development at Clovis Community College where she teaches a variety......

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  • #072 Healthy or Stress Eating or Eating Disorder

    In this episode we have a very special guest Dr. Anna Tanner. Dr. Anna Tanner, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, CEDS, is the Vice President of Medical Services for Veritas Collaborative, a national healthcare system for the treatment of eating disorders. She is a Board-Certified Pediatrician and......

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  • #071 Teens Need Novelty and So Do Parents

    What is novelty? Anything that’s new, different, or unusual that gets our attention. Novelty happens naturally for our teens during a normal year with school activities, programs, dances and musicals, soccer games, graduation dances, parties and interacting with hundreds of teens in a day. Also......

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  • #070 Summer Tips for an Unusual Time

    Summer is here! How do you feel? Are you excited, relieved, or more stressed? The moms I have talked to feel let down because many of their plans have been cancelled. Recently I talked to a couple that looked forward to going to Hawaii every......

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  • #069 Well-Being in An Extra Stressful Time

    In this episode I have a vibrant conversation with my friend and colleague Megan McNealy. Megan believes well-being is the greatest asset we have. She knows this one personally. Twelve years ago Megan was super successful in her wealth management business, and yet her body......

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  • #068 Don’t Miss These Precious Years

    In this episode I talk about how to get the most out of your relationship with your teen their junior and senior year in High School. When your teen is a junior or senior, what do you think it will be like? Are your expectations......

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  • #067 Teens, Screens, and Quarantine

    In this episode I am bringing you another powerhouse guest to help your through this quarantine time with your teen. . .Diana Graber. Diana Graber is the author of “Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology” (HarperCollins Leadership).......

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  • #066 How to Gently Get Back on Track-interview with Elizabeth Barbour, M. Ed.

    This episode addresses how to gently get back on track. In the beginning of the pandemic our adrenaline was buzzing and we reached for comfort food, drank lots of alcohol, and binge watched our shows. This all made sense when we were in the acute......

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  • #065 Help to Motivate Teens with Online School and Create Momentum—Interview with Neha Gupta

    Hey moms I know none of you signed up to have your teens quarantined in your homes doing online school. This only adds more pressure on you. Are your teens procrastinating and not motivated? Are they spending way too much time on their phones? Are......

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  • #064 How to Recover and Rebound Fast Part Two

    In this episode we talk about How to Recover and Rebound Fast Part Two. Last episode I focused on how you can recover by paying attention to you (and not ignoring your needs), honoring your feelings, and asking for help and setting boundaries. Part one......

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  • #063 How to Recover and Rebound Fast After Drama

    In this time when you are quarantined with your teens, and dealing with the daily bad news of covid-19, stock market, and the economy, you can see an increase in drama in your homes. I want to give you some tools on how to recover......

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  • # 061 What is a Mom Going to Do?

    Moms, I want to encourage you in this global crises. I know your life is up in the air and upside down and for this reason I wanted to give you eight practical ways to stay grounded and steady in these uncertain times. First, I......

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  • #060 What’s Your Biggest Fear . . . About Your Teen?

    This episode talks about the biggest drain to your energy, vitality, and your life. Fear…especially all the fear around your teen and parenting your teen. If you are a parent of a teenager; you can’t escape fear. You are going to experience fear. The challenge......

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  • #059 3 Practical Ways to Dial Down the Stress

    We can’t always go to a tropical island to escape stress. In this episode I give you 3 practical ways to dial down the stress by… being kind to yourself dialing down the drama being intentional instead of reactive, specifically about the way you think......

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  • #058 How to Think About Your Teen

    What you think about your teen greatly impacts you, your parenting and your teen. How you think about your teen is not hidden from your teen. It is very evident to them. You wear the delight, the joy or the fear, sadness or anger on......

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  • #057 What Moms Should and Should Not Tolerate

    In this episode you’ll explore what moms should and should not tolerate. An important question to ask yourself at the start of a new year is, “What am I tolerating in my life?” Clue, if you are not enjoying your life and you feel drained......

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  • #056 How to Get a Positive Response From Your Teen

    I have spent a lot of time listening to what frustrates moms. At the top of the list is not being able to communicate to their teens. When I dig down and ask the moms what they mean by this, they say they want an......

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  • #055 Mom, Be Kind to Yourself

    Moms have no problem being hard on themselves, but often have a hard time being kind to themselves. Moms don’t do this intentionally. It happens by default, because we are taking care of everyone else’s needs we forget and don’t take the time to care......

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  • #54 What Do You Expect?

    This episode focuses on expectations and parenting. To be human is to have expectations. Our expectations can help us feel hopeful. They can help us get through hard times and transitions. But they can also cause parents a lot of pain and be the impetus......

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  • #053 Gratitude: Are You Feeling It?

    This episode is about, Gratitude: Are You Feeling It? Even though Thanksgiving is just a few days away, this podcast is about (way) more than just Thanksgiving, this info is relevant 365 days a year. In this episode we will talk about why gratitude is......

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  • #052 How to Keep Your Teens Safe Online

    In this episode I discuss How to Keep Your Teens Safe Online. with Diana Graber. Snapchat, Instagram, Fortnite, cyberbullying, sexting, and technology addiction are some of the digital concerns that keep today’s parents up at night. Moms toss and turn, worry, second guess themselves about......

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  • #051 Parenting: Through the Lens of Experience

    Today we are going to look at parenting, through the lens of experience. There are many lenses in which we can examine parenting, like mindset. Today we will focus on the lens of experience. The goal of this podcast is to dial up thriving positive......

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  • #050 How to Get A Sincere Apology From Your Teen

    In my work I talk a lot about how to prevent and dial down the drama. A crucial part of this is how to repair the relationship after the conflict or the big blow up. And the good news is that you can repair the......

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