Category: raising happy kids

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…

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…

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…

Which extra-curricular activities are most important?

Episode #102 – Which extra-curricular activities are important to prioritize? Question of the Day:  Dear Torie, Everything is opening back up again and I am excited but a bit overwhelmed. I’ve got 3 kids: ages 8, 10, and 13 and all of sudden, there are so many choices! Summer camps, Science camps, Sports camps, Swim … Read more…

Super competitive and a sore loser

Episode 83: How do I deal with my super competitive sore loser? Torie,  “I have 2 kids, 7 year old girl and 1 year old boy. I’ve always noticed my oldest has a hard time losing when we play board games. When she started jujitsu and swimming she would get easily upset if she didn’t … 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…

Torie Henderson

Is my child addicted to video games?

Episode #79 – How can I tell if my child is addicted to video games? “My 8 year old son is out of control. The only time he is happy is when he’s playing video games. I’ve tried to set boundaries and limit what and when he plays but he is so sneaky. When I … Read more…