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My middle schooler identifies as tri-gender

Episode 96 – My middle schooler identifies as tri-gender. Question of the Day: Dear Torie “I’m wondering if you know of resources (books, podcasts, sites, etc) about gender identity? My middle schooler revealed last week that she identifies as trigender… which I hadn’t even heard of! She explains it as not connecting with any one … Read more…

Torie Henderson

Helping Your Teen with Social Anxiety

Episode #95 – Helping Your Teen with Social Anxiety Question of the Day: “I’m worried about my daughter. She is 14, a freshman in high school, and socially seems to be withdrawing more and more. Her grades are fine, but she chose to continue online learning instead of returning to school and this concerns me. … Read more…

Should I push my child if I think it’s good for her?

Episode 86 – Should I push my child to play at a higher level? Question of the Day: Should I push my child to do something uncomfortable if I think it will be good for her?  “My daughter is one of the best athletes on her team. She is good enough to try out for … Read more…

Disappointed Daughter

Last week, in episode #84, I answered a question from a mom, Elana, whose daughter had outgrown a friendship and wanted to move on. The problem Elana was dealing with was pressure from the other girl’s mom, who was desperate for help in maintaining their daughters’ friendship. Elana wanted to be nice and do the … 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…

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…

Torie Henderson

My daughter refuses to apologize

Episode 73 – My daughter refuses to apologize Question of the Day: “We left cash for our house cleaner when we left the house. When we returned, the cash was gone and our house cleaner asked where exactly we had left it. My husband was certain he’d left it there and was quite distraught. I … Read more…