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Embarrassed by my children’s appearance

Episode #133  Embarrassed by my children’s appearance   Question of the Day:  I’m glad this post is anonymous because I’m embarrassed to admit this but I want to get it off my chest and I think you will help me.  I’m embarrassed by my children. I look at moms posting photos on Instagram of their … Read more…

Do I need boundaries for my nocturnal teen?

Boundaries for a teen who won’t get a summer job and sleeps all day. Episode #130 Question of the Day:  My college kid is home for the summer and I’m struggling to know what boundaries I should have in place. She’s 19, very responsible, but she sleeps until 1:00pm and stays out late with her … Read more…

Motivating an apathetic teen

Episode #117: Motivating an apathetic teen Question of the Day: Dear Torie  My son is so apathetic. He is super smart and very capable, but he doesn’t seem to care about doing well in school. I feel like I’m failing because he isn’t living up to his potential. Any suggestions for motivating an apathetic teenager?  … Read more…

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…

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…

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

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 me a better mom. When I’ve … Read more…