Category: adolescence

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. I look at moms posting photos on Instagram of their … Read more…

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 until 1:00pm and stays out late with her … Read more…

No matter how much I give, they still want more

Episode #123 “No matter how much I give, they still want more.”    Question of the Day: “I’ve given my 3 daughters everything. I think I’ve been a good mom and they tell me so. I know I’m very lucky that my 3 adolescent daughters love me so much and still want to be with … Read more…

Raising a VERY challenging child into adulthood.

From difficult child to successful adult When you’ve got a child who is A LOT harder to raise than the average kid, listening to parenting podcasts and experts can be SUPER frustrating.  None of the advice seems geared towards you. You feel lonely and isolated, feeling like people just don’t get it. The amount of … Read more…

Sad about kids growing up

 Sad about letting go of little kids Question of the Day: “How do I get over that feeling of loss for my little kids? I miss them being small, loving and playful, always wanting me to be with them. I had so much fun when they were little, playing outside, doing crafts, even just … Read more…

When your kid hates their body

Episode #119 When your kid hates their body   Question of the Day: I get a lot of questions from moms about what to say when kids make negative comments about their body or start showing signs of disordered eating. These are not my area of expertise so today I brought in an expert. Kyira … Read more…

Motivating an apathetic teen

Episode #117: Motivating an apathetic teen Question of the Day: Dear Torie  My son is so apathetic. He is super smart and very capable, but he doesn’t seem to care about doing well in school. I feel like I’m failing because he isn’t living up to his potential. Any suggestions for motivating an apathetic teenager?  … Read more…