Category: raising happy kids

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…

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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…

Fighting kids – How to get my kids to stop hating each other

Episode #14 Today’s Question: My middle school kids are constantly fighting. They are close in age (12 and 13) and used to be the best of friends, always playing happily together. Lately, however, it’s been awful. They bicker and are constantly picking on each other, trying to bring the other down. I really want my … Read more…

Torie Henderson

Yell less by saying no more

Today’s Question: My kids are constantly pressuring me for sweets. They ask for sugary cereal when they get up in the morning, cookies after school, and dessert before they go to bed at night. My daughter tells me other kids tease her when she brings healthy food to school. She wants to bring processed junk … Read more…