Category: Family Relationships

Annoyed and Irritated? Why that’s important

 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…

When you dislike your child’s friends

Episode #103 Question of the Day: Dear Torie, I don’t like my daughter’s friends. I thought about writing and telling you all the reasons WHY I don’t like them to justify my opinion but I think it just boils down to the simple fact that I don’t like them. I think her current group of … Read more…

My middle schooler identifies as tri-gender

Episode 96 – My middle schooler identifies as tri-gender. Question of the Day: Dear Torie “I’m wondering if you know of resources (books, podcasts, sites, etc) about gender identity? My middle schooler revealed last week that she identifies as trigender… which I hadn’t even heard of! She explains it as not connecting with any one … Read more…

Should I push my child if I think it’s good for her?

Episode 86 – Should I push my child to play at a higher level? Question of the Day: Should I push my child to do something uncomfortable if I think it will be good for her?  “My daughter is one of the best athletes on her team. She is good enough to try out for … Read more…

Dealing with daughter’s friendship drama

Episode #84  Daughter’s friendship drama Question of the Day: Hi, how do I navigate my daughters friendship problems! I have a 13 year old daughter who has a nice group of friends, but recently she’s been on the outs with her best friend who just happens to live in our neighborhood and we are friends … Read more…

My parents would not have put up with the crap my kids pull

My parents would not have put up with the crap my kids pull. Question of the Day: “My parents never would let me get away with the crap my kids pull on me. With one look I would have been silenced into obedience. What’s wrong with me that I have no control over my kids? … Read more…