Category: Life Coaching for Parents

Fed up with continuous disappointment

Episode 116 – Fed up with continuous disappointment Question of the Day: Dear Torie,  I AM. SO. DONE. with frickin’ COVID.  I don’t want to be one of those people who complains on social media so I thought I’d complain here so you can make something productive come out of it.  In the big picture … 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…

Plagued by Indecision

  Episode #115 – How do I help my anxious, indecisive child? Question of the Day: Dear Torie, My 12 year old daughter gets really worked up when it’s time to make decisions.  Right now I am watching her work herself up into a state over whether she should, or should not, return a gift … Read more…

I’m always last on my list

I’m always last on my list Episode #114 – I’m always last on my list Question of the Day: Dear Torie, There are things I want to do that are important to me, but I can’t seem to follow through on them. For example, I want to exercise more regularly. I know that it makes … 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…

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…