Disrespectful kids leave stuff everywhere. Question of the Day: “My kids are so disrespectful! From the second they walk in the door, they throw their backpacks, shoes, jackets all over the house. They KNOW they are supposed to hang them up and put their lunch leftovers on the counter but they don’t. They leave it in their backpack until the food starts to smell disgusting. I am constantly on them to pick up their stuff, it’s exhausting. What do you when your perfectly reasonable requests
Today’s Topic: How Do I Help My “Differently Wired” Kid?
Here to help me answer this question is Debbie Reber, author of Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World Debbie Reber is a parenting activist, New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, and the founder of TiLT Parenting, a website, top
Today’s Topic: Kids Staying Up Too Late
Dear Torie, “I am wondering what type of consequences to set for my 10-year-old daughter. She shares a room with her 12-year-old sister. I am having the toughest time with them falling asleep at night. From the moment my husband and I kiss them goodnight, it is almost an hour and a half before they are asleep. The repetitive getting out of bed and coming to us with all sorts of things: “I am scared about
Teenage Sugar Addict
In Episode 49, I answered a question from Tina about her pre-teen daughter possibly dealing with sugar addiction. This topic isn’t talked about much in parenting circles. Hence, I thought it would be good to dedicate another episode to it. This comes after the last two weeks of chocolates, candy canes, gingerbread houses and cookie decorating. So, let’s start the new year off with a teenage sugar addict. Mia is a 17 year old who realized sugar was affecting her negatively and
Episode 51 – Nothing I say gets my kids to calm down
Dear Torie, I have four-year-old twins that are delightful most of the time. They are full of energy and love to chase each other around the house, wrestle with each other, scream, etc. The problem comes when I need them to calm down. It could be time for bed, I’m on a phone call or the play is escalating to the point where someone is going to get hurt.
Attunement, Anxiety and Empathy with Ellie Knaus of Atomic Moms
Today on the Supermom is Getting Tired podcast, I’ll be interviewing Ellie Knaus of the Atomic Moms Podcast. We’ll talk about how years of interviewing parenting experts has impacted her as a mom and the mindset that allows her to implement what she has learned. Together we talk about attunement, empathy, and anxiety, and how they all interact to make parenting kids a
This episode’s topic: Sugar Addiction in Kids
Is My Child Addicted to Sugar?
I’m struggling with my daughter (age 14) being so ungrateful and unwilling to help out. I’m thinking I need to stop making nice meals for her since she’s not willing to make so much as a piece of toast for herself. She’d rather sit on her phone and, if I let her, she’ll go without eating or grab whatever sweet snack