Category: raising happy kids

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…

Stealing, sneaking and lying about it

Question of the Day: Stealing, sneaking and lying about it “Thanks so much for the podcast! I am really enjoying you approach and using it with my kids has helped a lot. My almost 8 year old has been sneaking and lying for a couple of years now. I used to keep candy around the house … Read more…

Worried about starting middle school

Question of the Day: Middle School Worries Today’s question is from a mom worried about her son starting middle school. “My son is starting middle school and I worry about all the things he’s going to be exposed to. Vaping, drugs, girls, social media, bullies, online porn, you name it, I worry about it. He … Read more…

perfectionistic teen
Torie Henderson

Perfectionistic Teen

Question of the Day: Perfectionistic Teen This is about Jenny and her perfectionistic teen: “Hi Torie, I recently started listening to your podcasts after finding Brooke Castillo from a friend.”  (If you haven’t heard Brooke Castillo’s podcast, I highly recommend it. She is one of my life coaching teachers and her podcast is called The … Read more…

How can I encourage independence in my clingy kiddo?

How can I encourage independence? episode #16 Question – “My daughter constantly follows me around the house always wanting my attention. I give her A LOT of attention! I’m a stay-home Mom and we are together all the time. She even follows me into the bathroom. I’ve tried “filling up her tank” just to see … Read more…

Disrespectful Child

What’s the right way to handle a disrespectful child? My son is 8, is a great kid all around, but he’s mean to me. He can be sweet and loving one minute, but a rude and disrespectful child the next. He talks back, ignores me when I’m talking, and “accidentally” bumps me with his backpack … Read more…