Category: parenting

Caught kid watching porn | Encore

Episode 157 – Caught kid watching porn | Encore “Dear Torie, I am so upset. I just walked in on my 9 year old son. He was looking at our lap top and shut it as soon as I came in the room. I asked him what he was looking at and he said “nothing”. … Read more…

Annoyed and Irritated? Why that’s important | Encore

 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…

How do I get my kids to listen to me? | Encore

Episode #155 “How do I get my kids to listen to me? | Encore”   Question of the Day: “I feel like I walk around all day barking orders. ‘Pick up your shoes, turn off the TV, finish your homework, clear your plate.” I’m exhausted from the constant negotiating and push back I seem to … Read more…

I can’t get anything done! – Replay

Episode #154 – I can’t get anything done! – Replay Question of the Day:  I am thrilled that school is back in session —really I am—but I am gobsmacked at how little time I have for myself. I’ve been holding my breath waiting for all my kids to be in school at the same time … Read more…

Rebroadcast: I feel bad for not playing with my kids

Episode #153 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 start … Read more…

I feel bad , all the time, about everything

I feel bad , all the time, about everything. Episode #152  How to feel better about everything   Question of the Day: Dear Torie You asked me on the coaching call what area of my life is causing me the least satisfaction. I’ve given it some thought and realized, it’s not just one area.  I … Read more…

What you need to know before traveling with children this summer

traveling different Vacation strategies for traveling with anxious, inflexible and neurodiverse children Episode #151 Have you ever been so excited for a getaway with the kids only to come back more exhausted than before you left? Similarly, you plan a relaxing vacation for your family but after the THIRD  meltdown of the day you yell: … Read more…