Category: Life Coaching for Parents

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…

Are you listening to your gut or your anxiety?

Episode #111 – What’s the difference between intuition, instincts, and anxiety? Also, How to get your reluctant teen to see a therapist. Question of the Day:  Dear Torie, I think my teen has anxiety but she doesn’t know it. She’s afraid to learn to drive. She gets herself all worked up about going out with … Read more…

Feeling guilty being away from my kid

Episode #110 – Feeling Guilty Being Away from my Kid   Question of the Day: “I’m sick of feeling guilty all the time. When I’m at work, I feel guilty for not being at home. When I’m at home, I feel guilty for not working. My four year old has started crying and clinging to … Read more…

Choosing a college major

Dear Torie,  How is my son supposed to choose a major?  He is applying to colleges, some of which won’t let him change his mind if he applies under a certain major. He’s stressing out which is making me stress out! How the heck is he supposed to know what he wants to do for … Read more…

How to Stop Feeling Crappy

Episode #106  Sick of feeling crappy all the time Question of the Day: Dear Torie School has started and I’m excited for my kids to be out of the house and in the classroom. As I was walking toward the school at the end of the day to pick them up, I saw a class … Read more…

I feel bad for not playing with my kids

Episode #105 Question of the  Day:   Dear Torie,  I feel bad for not playing with my kids. They are super cute 5 and 8 year olds who happily live in the moment. I would love to be more like them. When they ask me to play, I TRY to say yes, but either I … Read more…

Preparing your teen to leave the nest

Episode #104 Preparing your teen to leave the nest Question of the Day:  Dear Torie,  My first born is a rising senior. We are heading into a BIG year with college applications, tours, SAT tests, in person school and extracurricular activities. There’s a lot to think about and a lot to process. This time next … Read more…