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Parenting Successful Teens Podcast

PST #52: Forgiveness: Forgiving When It’s Hard

Despite what inspirational coffee mugs and motivational instagram posts say, you shouldn’t forgive before you are ready. It’s worth giving yourself the time to process the situation. Right after the…

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Teenage Brains

PST #51: Teenage Brains

Commonly accepted wisdom says that teenage brains are all kinds of crazy. True, but teenager’s brains are specially equipped with abilities we lose later on. In today’s episode I’ll show you what that ability is and how to get it back.

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Mother’s Day is fraught with landmines.

PST #50: The Mother’s Day You Deserve

Every year, many moms don’t get the Mother’s Day they deserve. Moms work hard all year for their kids and are too often disappointed with perfunctory phone calls and whatever…

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PST #49: Demanding Teen to Productive Co-Worker

Many parents are struggling to get it all done with their kids home. But your kids don’t have to be a distraction or a video game playing source of frustration….

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PST #48: My Teens Don’t Respect Me

“My teen is so disrespectful. They’re living in my house, why can’t they follow my rules?” Feelings of exasperation and disrespect are common among parents of teenagers. But what parents…

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PST #47: Learned Helplessness

Did you grow up feeling like nothing you did was ever good enough for your mother? That there was always that one piece that could have been better? No matter…

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PST #46: Feeling Better During Covid

Inspirational coffee mugs everywhere remind us that “life is about the journey, not the destination.” Even I couldn’t help but roll my eyes while writing that. But it’s true, and…

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PST #45: Lonely Around Other People

When my kids were growing up, I felt like an outsider around the other moms. From the outside, it looked like I fit in and had plenty of friends, but…

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people pleaser

PST #44: Are You Nice or a People Pleaser?

Being a people pleaser is considered a bad thing. But being nice and getting along with others is a good thing. Can you tell where the line is? There is…

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PST #43: Parenting Purgatory

  When we are going through hell with our teens, it feels like we are stuck in parenting purgatory. And the most common parenting advice of “It’s just a phase….

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