Want parenting advice?
Type your topic into the search bar.

Can't find what you are looking for?

Click the button to ask Torie a question

Latest Episode:

perfectionistic teen

Perfectionistic Teen

Question of the Day: Perfectionistic Teen This is about Jenny and her perfectionistic teen: “Hi Torie, I recently started listening to your podcasts after finding Brooke Castillo from a friend.”  (If you haven’t heard Brooke Castillo’s podcast, I highly recommend it. She is one of my life coaching teachers and her podcast is called The … Read more…

How to get husband to help out

Question of the Day: Husband Help “How can I get my husband to help out more? I feel like all the responsibility is on me. I make more money than my husband, I do more of the parenting, food prep, house cleaning, arranging child care, carpools, you name it, I’m doing it. When I’m not … Read more…

Letting go of a sunscreen power struggle

Question of the Day: Power Struggle over Sunscreen “My kids put up a huge stink when it comes to wearing sunscreen. I can get them to wear hats and sun shirts occasionally, but every time they step into the sun, I get so anxious. We live in a sunny place, near the beaches, so this … Read more…

Fighting siblings

Today’s Question: Fighting Siblings “I understand that it’s summer and my kids are spending a lot of time together but constantly fighting siblings is so annoying! Mostly arguing, stealing toys, tattling, but it can escalate to hitting, biting and total meltdowns. It bothers me to see my kids treat each other so poorly. I try … Read more…

Attention seeking behavior

This Week’s Question: Attention Seeking Behavior Hello Torie, I recently found your podcast; thank you for providing such great information. I want to pick your brain about parenting a child who shows more attention seeking behavior than her siblings. My middle child (a 9 year old) is constantly pointing out how life is unfair for … Read more…

I found a vape pen in his backpack

Today’s Question: Vaping Teen “Dear Torie, I just found a vape pen in my son’s backpack. I confiscated it, but I haven’t said anything to him about it. I know I need to say something, but the only word that comes to my mind is idiotic. Can you help me figure out what to say … Read more…

How can I protect my kid from a bully?

Episode #25 Today’s Question: The Bullied Kid “My 9 year old daughter was bullied all year by the same boy. I brought my concerns to the teacher multiple times and told the yard duty to keep an eye on her at recess. On the last day of school he purposely pushed her down while they … Read more…

When my daughter says she’s fat

Question of the Day: “What do I say when my daughter says she’s fat or talks negatively about her body?” I’ve been asked this question many times over the years. Because I’ve been teaching sex education since the dawn of time, people assume I also know how to answer questions about body image, but it … Read more…