Category: Family Relationships

How to help my homesick college freshman

Homesick College Freshman Episode #140  My College Freshman Wants to Move Back Home. How do I help him?  Question of the Day: Dear Torie  My son is a freshman in college, living in the dorms and struggling as many do. He’s a few states away but has been home twice already to visit. Classes and … 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…

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…

I don’t know what I need to be happy?

Do you feel like you’ve lost yourself through parenting? Like even if you had time to yourself, you wouldn’t know what to do with it to make you feel happy? Episode #118 Today I have a special treat. An interview with an amazing former client who came to me because she didn’t know what she … Read more…

How vision boards help you navigate uncertainty

We are living in some strange and unpredictable times. It poses questions that are hard to answer: Will schools go online? Should I cancel my trip? Am I going back to the office or working from home again? How do I celebrate my child’s birthday when her friends are too scared to gather in one … Read more…

The begging and pleading is wearing me down

Episode #112 – My kid’s begging and pleading is wearing me down. Question of the Day My 8 year old has an unhealthy relationship with screen time and video games. He’s a great kid, very active, competitive, a math whiz and knows it. He is constantly trying to get access to video games but especially … Read more…