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Oppositional Defiant Disorder

ODD in children and teens can be a nightmare for parents to deal with. Thankfully, there are some strategies that work. This guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder in children was provided by Sean Grover, the author of When Kids Call the Shots.


September 21, 2019 0

Ep 50: Teenagers Under Pressure

Lisa Damour, bestselling author of Untangled and Under Pressure, reveals a startling trend on this episode: stress and anxiety are on the rise among teenage girls. Learn why this is happening and what parents can do about it from the psychologist who writes the adolescence column for the New York Times.


September 15, 2019 0

Ep 49: Risky Behaviors and Self Harm

Michelle Mitchell, author of 5 parenting books, shares some surprising facts from her newest book, Self Harm. She says teens act reckless and harm themselves when they can’t find a better way to deal with strong negative emotions. Thankfully, there’s a lot parents can do to help.


September 9, 2019 0

Ep 48: Gaslighting and Emotional Manipulation

Stephanie Sarkis, author of Gaslighting, explains how parents should handle emotionally manipulative teenagers, partners, and ex-partners. She also shares strategies for preparing your teen to deal with emotionally manipulative people in their own lives.


August 18, 2019 0

Ep 47: Sex Positive Education for Teens

Gia Lynne, author of On Blossoming, thinks the current model of sex education does more harm than good. In this episode, she reveals how to adopt a “pleasure-focused”, or “sex positive education”, approach instead. Use these tips to set your teen up for sexual success.


August 4, 2019 0
problem teenagers

Ep 46: Handling Problem Teenagers

David Sortino, author and psychologist, talks about the time he spent working at a school for troubled kids during his twenties. He developed a unique approach, using kinesthetic activities to engage the students. This episode also covers his new book on the neuroscience of learning.


July 14, 2019 0

Ep 45: Troublesome Teenage Boys

Bill Beausay, the author of Teenage Boys!, talks about how to build a strong connection with a tough teen and how to challenge teens to step up and handle their own problems. He also reveals how to teach manners to teens.


June 30, 2019 0

Parenting Podcast Reviews

Find the perfect parenting podcast with our in-depth guide, broken down by the age of your children. Read our reviews for each podcast and see our overall ranks and recommendations for parents of babies/toddlers, children, and tweens/teens.


June 29, 2019 0

Ep 44: Non-Punitive Parenting Strategies

Judy Arnall, the author of four parenting books including Discipline without Distress and Parenting with Patience, explains how to stop teenage rebellion and attitude problems instantly using non-punitive parenting strategies. Your teens will surely respond to these counter-intuitive approaches.


June 17, 2019 0
Stop yelling at kids and start connecting instead with these tips from Bonnie Harris.

Ep 43: How to Stop Yelling at Kids

Bonnie Harris, the bestselling author of When Your Kids Push Your Buttons and Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids, reveals why your kids make you so mad sometimes. In this episode, she breaks down her incredible system to stop yelling at kids and start connecting with them instead.


June 2, 2019 0