Category: adolescence

Annoyed and Irritated?
Torie Henderson

Annoyed and Irritated? Why that’s important | Encore

 Dear Torie So….my pre-teen just pointed out that every time I have to drive him somewhere, I act annoyed. (which annoyed me). My teenager piggy backed on that saying I’m ALWAYS mad and yelling at her to pick up her things and do her chores. (which irritated me). My partner joined in saying he can’t … Read more…

Resisting the Urge to Helicopter

Help for helicoptering Help for helicoptering Episode #146 – Resisting the Urge to Helicopter Question of the Day: Hi Torie, What do I do when my high schooler won’t ask for help at school and his grades are suffering?  My 10th grader has missed a lot of school this year due to various illnesses, most … Read more…

Living with Constant Criticism

Living with constant Criticism Episode #137 – Living with a teen who is constantly criticizing me. Question(s) of the Day: Dear Torie, I understand it’s normal for teenagers to think they know everything and that their parents are old fashioned and out of touch with reality, but living with constant criticism is something I didn’t … Read more…

How to get your kids to go to bed on time

Are you doing the Back to School Happy Dance! YEAH!!  woo-hoo! via GIPHY But oh my what a pain it is to get kids to go to bed at night, so they can be on time for school in the morning. Last spring, I wrote a blog about how to get kids out of bed … Read more…

Embarrassed by my children’s appearance

Embarrassed by my children’s appearance Episode #133  Embarrassed by my children’s appearance   Question of the Day:  I’m glad this post is anonymous because I’m embarrassed to admit this but I want to get it off my chest and I think you will help me.  I’m Embarrassed by my children’s appearance . I look at … Read more…

Do I need boundaries for my nocturnal teen?

Do I need boundaries for my nocturnal teen? Boundaries for a teen who won’t get a summer job and sleeps all day. Episode #130 Question of the Day:  My college kid is home for the summer and I’m struggling to know what boundaries I should have in place. She’s 19, very responsible, but she sleeps … Read more…